2019 Daily Holidays that fall on March 3, include:
Bonza Bottler Day
Daughter's and Son's Day - March 3, 2019 (First Sunday in March)
Finisher's Medal Day - March 3, 2019
Free Dentistry Day - March 3, 2018 (2019 TBD)
I Want To Be Happy Day
If Pets had Thumbs Day
International Ear Care Day
Namesake Day - March 3, 2019 (The Sunday of Celebrate Your Name Week)
National Anthem Day
National Cold Cuts Day
National Mulled Wine Holiday
Navy Reserves Birthday
Peach Blossom Day
World Birth Defects Day
World Wildlife Day
2019 Weekly Holidays that include March 3, are:
Celebrate Your Name Week - March 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week in March)
Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2019
Jewish Book Week - March 2-10, 2019
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 21, 2019)
National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
National Consumer Protection Week - March 3-9, 2019
National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 3-9, 2019
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 25 - March 3, 2019
National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
National Procrastination Week - March 3-9, 2019 (Second Week of March)
National Schools Social Work Week - March 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week of March)
National Sleep Awareness Week - March 3-10, 2019
National Words Matter Week - March 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week of March)
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
Save Your Vision Week - March 3-9, 2019
Shrovetide - March 3-5, 2019 (Shrove Tuesday, and the Two Days Preceding it)
Teen Tech Week - March 3-9, 2019 (Second Week in March)
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week - March 2-3, 2019
Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
Women in Construction Week - March 3-9, 2019
2019 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.
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
Carnival of Venice - February 16, 2019 - March 5, 2019 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 25 - March 17, 2019 (Houston, TX)
Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - March 1-9, 2019 - Carnival is the biggest festival in the world with two million people a day on the streets. Floats, Parades, Balls, Music and Dancing are all part of the Event
International Festival of Owls - March 1-3, 2019 in Houston, Minnesota
Iditarod Race - Starts March 2, 2019 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
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.
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)
1959 – Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (Abbott & Costello) (b. 1906)
1987 – Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and comedian (Danny Kaye Show) (b. 1913)
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
1923 – TIME 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
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
1. (informal, rare) Reminiscent of or containing bees.
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