March 3

March 3 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 3, include:

  • Bonza Bottler Day 
  • Dress in Blue Day - March 3, 2017 (First Friday in March)
  • Employee Appreciation Day - March 3, 2017 (First Friday in March)
  • I Want You to Be Happy Day 
  • If Pets had Thumbs Day
  • International Ear Care Day 
  • National Anthem Day 
  • National Cold Cuts Day 
  • National Mulled Wine Holiday 
  • National Salesperson Day - March 3, 2017 (First Friday in March)
  • National Tartar Sauce Day - March 3, 2017 (First Friday during Lent)
  • Navy Reserves Birthday 
  • Peach Blossom Day 
  • Shabbat Across America / Canada - March 3, 2017
  • Simplify-Your-Life Day 
  • World Birth Defects Day - March 3
  • World Day of Prayer - March 3, 2017 (First Friday in March)
  • World Wildlife Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 3, are:

  • Bird Health Awareness Week - February 28 - March 4, 2017
  • Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2017
  • Jewish Book Week - February 25 - March 5, 2017
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 1 - April 13, 2017
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
  • National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
  • National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
  • National Day of Unplugging - Sundown of March 3 to Sundown of March 4, 2017 (First Friday/Saturday of March)
  • National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
  • National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
  • National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
  • Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
  • Peace Corps Week - February 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017
  • Read Across America Week - February 27 - March 3, 2017 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 26 - March 4, 2017
  • Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
  • Will Eisner Week - March 1-7

2017 Monthly Holidays that include March 3, 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 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • International Festival of Owls - March 3-5, 2017 in Houston, Minnesota

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 3 is Pisces.

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

  • 1847 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scotland, inventor (telephone)
  • 1882 – Charles Ponzi, Italian criminal and scam artist who used the Ponzi scheme to scam people (d. 1949)
  • 1947 – Jennifer Warnes, American singer and songwriter
  • 1970 – Julie Bowen, American actress (Modern Family)
  • 1982 – Jessica Biel, American actress (7th Heaven)

Famous Deaths

  • 1959 – Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (Abbott & Costello) (b. 1906)
  • 1987 – Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and comedian  (Danny Kaye Show) (b. 1913)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1984 - Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway marries swimmer Janet Buchan

Quote of the Day

I like this quote from Danny Kaye, who died on this day in 1987.  It is just a reminder that our life is an empty canvas, and it is up to us to draw the picture of what we want our life to be!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 3, is a Chicken Stir Fry Recipe with Cauliflower and Broccoli from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 3, is a Chicken Stir Fry Recipe with Cauliflower and Broccoli from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza, Italy
  • 1791 - 1st Internal Revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)
  • 1791 - Congress establishes the US Mint
  • 1805 - The Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
  • 1813 - The Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms
  • 1817 - Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
  • 1820 - Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
  • 1835 - Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana
  • 1845 – Florida is admitted into the U.S. as the 27th State
  • 1849 - Congress establishes the US Department of the Interior 
  • 1863 - Idaho Territory forms
  • 1871 - Congress establishes the civil service system
  • 1877 - Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th U.S. President
  • 1885 - California is the 1st US State to establish a permanent forest commission
  • 1887 - Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind and deaf Helen Keller
  • 1905 - US Forest Service forms
  • 1923TIME magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1931 - President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making "The Star Spangled Banner" the official National Anthem of the United States.
  • 1933 - Mount Rushmore is dedicated
  • 1938 – Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia
  • 1991 – An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers
  • 1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2002 – Citizens of Switzerland vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations
  • 2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

Above is the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand. It took two and a half years of construction and was completed on this day in 1997.  Check out our Holidays in New Zealand page for more information about New Zealand.

This Day in Music

  • 1931 – The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem
  • 1965 - The Temptations' My Girl hits #1
  • 1966 - Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms
  • 1973 - Elton John's Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player Album hits #1
  • 1979 - The Bee Gees' Spirits Having Flown Album hits #1
  • 1978 - Van Halen starts their first ever US tour in Chicago as the opening act for Journey

I think that Faith Hill, US Country Singer did a great job singing the National Anthem at the Superbowl XXXIV.

This Day in Sports

  • 1875 – The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada
  • 1959 - San Francisco Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

beey (adjective)

1. (informal, rare) Reminiscent of or containing bees.

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