March 3

March 3 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on March 3, include:

  • 33 Flavors Day 
  • Bonza Bottler Day 
  • Canadian Bacon Day
  • Daughter's and Son's Day - March 3, 2024 (First Sunday in March)
  • Finisher's Medal Day - March 3, 2024 (First Sunday in March)
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day 
  • If Pets had Thumbs Day 
  • International Tripawd Awareness Day 
  • International Ear Care Day 
  • Namesake Day - March 3, 2024 (The Sunday of Celebrate Your Name Week)
  • National Anthem Day 
  • National Cold Cuts Day 
  • National Mulled Wine Holiday 
  • Navy Reserves Birthday 
  • Peach Blossom Day 
  • Simplify-Your-Life Day 
  • Soup it Forward Day
  • Talk in Third Person Day 
  • TB-303 Appreciation Day 
  • U.S. Navy Medical Corps - (Established March 3, 1871)
  • World Birth Defects Day 
  • World Hearing Day
  • World Wildlife Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include March 3, are:

  • American Council on Education - March 3-5, 2024
  • British Pie Week - March 1-7 (Observed for 7 days starting on March 1st)
  • Celebrate Your Name Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 1-7, 2024
  • Fairtrade Fortnight - February 26 - March 10, 2024 (14 Days Starting the Last Monday in February)
  • Festival of Owls Week - March 1-3, 2024 (First Full Weekend in March)
  • Hearing Awareness Week - March 1-7
  • Jewish Book Week - March 2-10, 2024
  • Lent - February 14 - March 26, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 31, 2024)
  • National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6, 2024
  • National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
  • National Consumer Protection Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 26 - March 4, 2024 
  • National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Pasty Week - February 26 - March 3, 2024 (Closest to St. Piran's Day on March 5th)
  • National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
  • National Procrastination Week - March 3-9, 2024 (Second Week of March)
  • National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Schools Social Work Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Words Matter Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
  • No More Week - March 3-9, 2024 (The Week of International Women's Day)
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • Read Across America Week - March 2-6, 2024 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
  • Read an E-Book Week - March 3-9, 2024
  • Return The Borrowed Books Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Week of March)
  • Save Your Vision Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • Teen Tech Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
  • Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
  • Women in Construction Week - March 3-9, 2024

2024 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.

NOTE:

  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
(Date Order)

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2024 dates are December 20, 2024 - Early March, 2024. 
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - February 3 - March 3, 2024, Parade on February 24, 2024
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 17, 2024 (Houston, TX)
  • International Festival of Owls - March 1-3, 2024 in Houston, Minnesota
  • Iditarod Race - March 2-17, 2024 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail  in Alaska (Starts on the First Saturday in March)



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


Birthstone

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

March 3rd is Simplify-Your-Life Day

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.


Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand was completed on May 3rd in 1997

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



2009 - Martina McBride sings The Star-Spangled Banner


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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