March 31

March 31 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 31, include:

  • Cesar Chavez Day 
  • Eiffel Tower Day 
  • Holy Saturday - March 31, 2018
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • National Bunsen Burner Day 
  • National Clams on the Half Shell Day 
  • National Crayon Day
  • National She's Funny That Way 
  • Oranges and Lemons Day 
  • Tater Day 
  • Transfer Day - March 31 (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • World Backup Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 31, are:

  • Health Information Professionals Week - March 25-31, 2018
  • Holy Week - March 25 - March 31, 2018 (Begins on Palm Sunday and Ends on Holy Saturday)
  • International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week - March 25-31, 2018 (Last Week in March)
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 1, 2018)
  • NanoDays - March 31 - April 8, 2018
  • National Cleaning Week - March 25-31, 2018 (Last Week of March)
  • National Protocol Officer's Week - March 25-31, 2018 (Last 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)
  • Passover - (Also known as Pesach) Evening of March 30, 2018 - Evening of April 7, 2018
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week - March 25-31, 2018 
  • Pesach (also known as Passover) - Evening of March 30, 2018 to the Evening of April 7, 2018 (movable date)
  • World Irish Dancing Week - March 24 - April 1, 2018

2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 31, 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 moveable 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.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 31 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

  • 1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (d. 1750)
  • 1927 – César Chávez, American activist (d. 1993)
  • 1929 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (d. 2007)
  • 1934 – Richard Chamberlain, American actor (Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds, Shogun)
  • 1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress (The Partridge Family)
  • 1935 – Herb Alpert, American trumpet player and bandleader (Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass)
  • 1943 – Christopher Walken, American actor
  • 1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian (Welcome Back Kotter)
  • 1948 – Al Gore, American politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate
  • 1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress (Cheers)
  • 1950 – Ed Marinaro, American football player and actor (Hill Street Blues)

Famous Deaths

  • 1913 – J. P. Morgan, American financier (b. 1837)
  • 1945 – Anne Frank, German Holocaust victim and author (b. 1929)
  • 1995 – Selena, Mexican-American singer (b. 1971)
  • 2004 – Scott Helvenston, American Navy SEAL and Blackwater Security contractor, he was the personal trainer for Demi Moore during her G.I. Jane movie (b. 1965)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1996 - Actor and director Clint Eastwood weds news anchor Dina Ruiz

Quote of the Day

Anne Frank, born in 1929, died on this day in 1945. She was a German Holocaust victim and author. Her Diary, initially called the Diary of a Young Girl, was published after her death and describes her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is a Must Read!

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 31, is some tips and recipes, on what to do with Leftover Ham, typically made on Christmas, and Easter.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 31, is some tips and recipes, on what to do with Leftover Ham, typically made on Christmas, and Easter.

This Day in History

  • 1870 - Thomas Mundy, is the 1st black to vote in the US
  • 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened (commemorates French Revolution) (pictured below)

  • 1909 – Construction of the RMS Titanic begins
  • 1917 – The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands
  • 1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time
  • 1921 – The Royal Australian Air Force is formed
  • 1931 – An earthquake which destroys Managua, Nicaragua, kills 2,000
  • 1932 - Ford unveils its V-8 engine
  • 1933 – The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving unemployment in the US
  • 1949 - Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province
  • 1953 - Department of Health, Education & Welfare is established
  • 1954 - US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado,is established
  • 1958 - US Navy forms atomic sub division
  • 1965 - US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
  • 1979 – The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day
  • 1980 - President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry
  • 1990 - Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
  • 2004 – In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed

This Day in Music

  • 1949 - RCA introduces the 45 rpm record, which eventually becomes the format of choice for singles
  • 1962 - Connie Francis' Don't Break The Heart That Loves You hits #1
  • 1967 - 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • 1972 - The official Beatles Fan Club disbands
  • 1976 - NJ Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator
  • 1978 - Wings release London Town album
  • 1982 - The Doobie Brothers announce their (temporary) breakup, after twelve years together
  • 1995 - Singer Selena dies after being shot by her former personal assistant and former fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 23

Selena, was such a huge talent! She died on this day in 1995, at the age of 23. Above is one of my favorite songs of hers, I Could Fall in Love.

This Day in Sports

  • 1973 - Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision
  • 1978 - Red Rum wins 3rd consecutive Grand National & retires

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

wry (adjective)

1. Turned away, contorted (of the face or body)
2. Dryly humorous; sardonic or ironic.
3. Twisted, bent, crooked.

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