March 22

March 22 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on March 22, include:

  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day - March 22, 2016 (Fourth Tuesday in March)
  • As Young As You Feel Day 
  • Coq Au Vin Day
  • International Day of the Seal 
  • National Bavarian Crepes Day 
  • National Goof Off Day 
  • National Water Day 
  • World Water Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include March 22, are:

  • Act Happy Week - March 21-25, 2016 (Starts on Third Monday)
  • American Chocolate Week - March 20-26, 2016 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Health Information Professionals Week - March 20-26, 2016
  • International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week - March 20-27, 2016 (Last Week in March)
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 20-26, 2016 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Button Week - March 20-26, 2016 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 20-26, 2016 (Third Week of March)
  • National Poison Prevention Week - March 20-26, 2016 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Orthodox Lent - March 14 - April 22, 2016
  • Passiontide - March 13 - 26, 2016 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
  • Tsunami Awareness Week - March 22-28, 2016
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination - March 21-27
  • Wellderly Week - March 21-27, 2016 (Third Mon-Sun Week)
  • World Folktales & Fables Week - March 20-26, 2016

2016 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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 25, 2015 - March 29, 2015 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 7, 2015 - Awards Banquet on March 22, 2015 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome

Astrological Sign

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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.

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

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

perfusion (noun)

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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