2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 22, include:
As Young As You Feel Day
Coq Au Vin Day
Data Innovation Day - March 22, 2018
International Day of the Seal
National Bavarian Crepes Day
National Goof Off Day
National Water Day
World Water Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 22, are:
Act Happy Week - March 19-25, 2018 (Starts on Third Monday)
American Chocolate Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
Consider Christianity Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Begins the Second Sunday before Easter)
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018 - March 29, 2018
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 1, 2018)
National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
National Button Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week in March)
National Fix a Leak Week - March 19-25, 2018
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Week of March)
National Poison Prevention Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
Passiontide - March 18-31, 2018 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
Passion Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Starts on the Fifth Sunday in Lent; the Week before Holy Week)
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination - March 21-27
Wellderly Week - March 19-25, 2018 (Third Mon-Sun Week)
World Folktales & Fables Week - March 18-24, 2018
2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 22, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our March Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of March.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
The Astrological Sign for March 22 is Aries.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for March are:
The Jonquil, better known as Daffodil or Narcissus
The meaning of the Daffodil is friendship and domestic happiness
The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
1908 – Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
1912 – Karl Malden, American actor (The Streets of San Francisco) (d. 2009)
1914 – John Stanley, American comics artist (Little Lulu from 1945 to 1959) (d. 1993)
1917 – Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)
1923 – Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (d. 2007)
1930 – Pat Robertson, American religious televangelist
1931 – William Shatner, Canadian actor (Star Trek, T.J. Hooker, Host of Rescue 911)
1943 – George Benson, American musician
1947 – James Patterson, American author of thriller novels
1952 – Bob Costas, American sports commentator (prime-time host of a record 9 Olympic games)
1955 – Lena Olin, Swedish actress (Chocolat, TV Series Alias)
1976 – Reese Witherspoon, American actress and film producer
1758 – Jonathan Edwards, American minister (b. 1703)
1958 – Mike Todd, American film producer, and Elizabeth Taylor's 3rd husband (b. 1909)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1916 - British writer of the Lord or the Rings Series, poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt
1958 - Liz Taylor and Mike Todd divorce - her 3rd divorce
Quote of the Day
Jonathan Edwards, was an American minister born in 1703, who died on this day in 1758. It is said that he was one of America's most important and philosophical theologian's.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Habits Tip for March 22, is some information on setting up an Emergency Water Storage Plan, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. March 22 is National Water Day and International Water Day, so this is very important information to know in the event of an emergency.
Kerry, lived very near the epicenter of the 1994 Chatsworth Earthquake in the Los Angeles area, and has prepared a 9 page summary of her experiences, and tips on emergency preparedness, especially geared to food/water.
This Day in History
1622 – Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population
1733 - Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
1765 - Stamp Act passed and is the 1st direct British tax on American colonists
1790 - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State
1861 - 1st US nursing school chartered
1903 - Due to a drought, Niagara Falls runs out of water
1972 – The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification
1975 - Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
1982 - 3rd Space Shuttle Mission, Columbia 3 is launched
2017 - At least four people died, while at least 20 were injured in a terrorist attack in London near the Houses of Parliament
This Day in Music
1963 – The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, is released in the UK
1970 - Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water hits #1
1980 - Pink Floyd's Another Brick In The Wall (part II) hits #1
1986 - Heart's, These Dreams, hits #1
1993 - Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion hits # 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart
Above, is Hearts, These Dreams, which hit # 1 on this day in 1986. This was their first hit to become a number one song! Of the two sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Ann typically sang lead vocals, but on this song, Nancy sang the lead. They both sound amazing, and were one of my favorite bands.
This Day in Sports
1888 - English Football League established
1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts
1906 – The first England vs France rugby union match is played in Paris
1929 - 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
1967 - Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion
1986 - Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
1986 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (medicine) The introduction of a drug or nutrients through the bloodstream in order to reach an internal organ or tissues.
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