2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 23, include:
National Chip and Dip Day
National Melba Toast Day
National Organize Your Home Office
National Puppy Day - March 23 (Normally observed on March 23)
Near Miss Day
World Meteorological Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 23, are:
Act Happy Week - March 19-25, 2018 (Starts on Third Monday)
American Chocolate Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
American Crossword Puzzles Week - March 23-25, 2018
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 23, 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.
Ultra Music Festival - March 23-25, 2018 - World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida.
The Astrological Sign for March 23 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.
1645 - William Kidd, Pirate Legend From Scotland (d. 1701)
1904 – Joan Crawford, American actress (d. 1977)
1924 – Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor of liquid paper (d. 1980)
1959 – Catherine Keener, American actress ( Being John MalkovichCapote, Into the Wild)
1965 – Richard Grieco, American actor and model (21 Jump Street, Booker)
1976 – Michelle Monaghan, American actress (Made of Honor)
1976 – Keri Russell, American actress (Felicity, The Americans)
1990 – Princess Eugenie of York, younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York
2006 – David B. Bleak, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)
2006 – Desmond Doss, American soldier Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
2011 – Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (b. 1932)
I loved Elizabeth Taylor in her movie National Velvet, from 1944 that was her first success. She was such an incredibly beautiful child/woman. Her movie credits are endless, including Father of the Bridge, Cat on a Hat Tin Roof with Paul Newman, BUtterfield 8, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
She was known also for her eight marriages, her love of jewelry (her collection was valued at $150million at her death), her friendship with Michael Jackson. She was also known for her support of AIDS research, and she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993.
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1985 - Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
Quote of the Day
Awww....Today is NATIONAL PUPPY DAY! Who can't resist a Puppy? To view lots of Puppy Pictures, please check out our Pinterest Pet Board from the link below, and see what other Pet Holidays (Cats/Dogs), there are throughout the year!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for March 23, is learning about Healthy Snacks, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. March 23, is National Chip and Dip Day, but some choices are better than others.
This Day in History
1775 – Patrick Henry delivers his speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia
1839 - 1st recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] in the Boston's Morning Post (Today is OK Day!)
1840 - Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon
1868 – The University of California is founded in Oakland, California
1901 - Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast (Today is National Melba Toast Day!)
1909 – Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa sponsored by National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Institute
1919 - Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy
1929 - 1st telephone installed in White House
1934 - US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
1945 - Largest operation in Pacific war, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa
1950 - UN World Meteorological Org established (Today is World Meteorological Day)
1956 – Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world
1957 - US army sells last homing pigeons
1987 - US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
This Day in Music
1973 - Yoko Ono (wife of John Lennon of The Beatles), is granted permanent residence in US
1974 - Cher's Dark Lady hits #1
1977 - Daryl Hall & John Oates' Rich Girl hits #1
1981 - Blondie's Rapture hits #1
1983 - Michael Jackson's Billie Jean hits #1
1985 - Julian Lennon's 1st concert in San Antonio Texas (John Lennon's son)
1985 - John Fogerty's Centerfield album hits #1
1991 - R.E.M.'s album Out of Time hits #1 in the UK
1996 - Celine Dion's Because You Loved Me hits #1
2004 - With Confessions, Usher becomes the first R&B artist to have an album sell 1.1 million copies in its first week
2008 - Jack Johnson's fifth album, Sleep Through the Static, hits #1
Celine Dion's song Because You Loved Me hits #1 on this day in 1996. It became the theme song of the 1996 film Up Close & Personal, starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer.
This Day in Sports
1888 – In England, The Football League, meets for the first time (the world's oldest professional Association Football league)
1962 - William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
1972 - Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 car
1984 - Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill & Chris Dean (GRB)
1984 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1984 - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1992 - Florida Marlins begin selling tickets
1994 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A daring or adventurous act; an undertaking which goes against convention.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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