2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 31, include:
Cesar Chavez Day
Eiffel Tower Day
National Bunsen Burner Day
National Clams on the Half Shell Day
National Crayon Day
National She's Funny That Way
Oranges and Lemons Day
Transfer Day (US Virgin Islands)
World Backup Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 31, are:
International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week - March 26 - April 1, 2017 (Last Week in March)
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)
NanoDays - March 25 - April 2, 2017
National Cleaning Week - March 26 - April 1, 2017 (Last Week of March)
National Protocol Officer's Week - March 26 - April 1, 2017 (Last Week of March)
Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week - March 26 - April 2, 2017
2017 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)