March 4

March 4 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on March 4, include:

  • Benjamin Harrison Day 
  • Brain Injury Awareness Day 
  • Courageous Follower Day 
  • Dress in Blue Day - March 4, 2022 (First Friday in March)
  • Employee Appreciation Day - March 4, 2022 (First Friday in March)
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • Hug a GI Day 
  • International GM's Day - (GM = Game Masters)
  • International Scrapbooking Industry Day 
  • March Forth Do Something Day 
  • Marching Music Day 
  • National Backcountry Ski Day 
  • National Dance the Waltz Day 
  • National Grammar Day 
  • National Pound Cake Day 
  • National Salesperson Day - March 4, 2022 (First Friday in March)
  • National Snack Day 
  • National Sons Day 
  • National Speech and Debate Education Day - March 4, 2022 (First Friday in March)
  • National Tartar Sauce Day - March 4, 2022 (First Friday during Lent)
  • Old Inauguration Day 
  • Shabbot Across America / Canada - March 4, 2022
  • Toy Soldier Day 
  • World Day of Prayer - March 4, 2022 (First Friday in March)
  • World Hearing Day 

2022 Weekly Holidays that include March 4, are:

  • America Saves Week - February 28 - March 5, 2022 (6 Days Starting on the Last Monday in February)
  • British Pie Week - March 1-7 (Observed for 7 days starting on March 1st)
  • Fairtrade Fortnight - February 28 - March 13, 2022
  • Hearing Awareness Week - March 1-7
  • Jewish Book Week - February 26 - March 6, 2022
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 2 - April 14, 2022
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 17, 2022)
  • National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
  • National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
  • National Day of Unplugging - Sundown of March 4 to Sundown of March 5, 2022 (First Friday/Saturday of March)
  • National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
  • National Green Week - February 6 - April 30, 2022 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 28 - March 4, 2022 (For 5 Days Starting the Last Monday in February)
  • National Pancake Week - February 27 - March 5, 2022
  • National Pasty Week - February 27 - March 5, 2022 (Closest to St. Piran's Day on March 5th)
  • National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
  • National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
  • Peace Corp Week - February 27 - March 5, 2022
  • Read Across America Week - February 28 - March 4, 2022 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 27 - March 5, 2022 (Week that includes Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday of 3/2)
  • Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
  • Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11

2022 Monthly Holidays that include March 4, 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)

  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - January 29 - March 6, 2022, Parade on February 19, 2022
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 25 - March 5, 2022 - 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
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 28 - March 20, 2022 (Houston, TX)
  • Losar - March 3-5, 2022 - The Tibetan New Year, a three day festival that mixes sacred and secular practices that include prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, as well as sacred and folk dancing and partying. The first day is the most important. (Buddhist)
  • International Festival of Owls - March 4-6, 2022 in Houston, Minnesota
  • Paralympic Winter Games - March 4-13, 2022 (Beijing 2022)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 4 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

See our GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1745 – Kazimierz Pułaski, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1779) (English version of name: Casimir Pulaski)
  • 1953 – Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist (Miami Sound Machine)
  • 1961 – Steven Weber, American actor (Wings)


Famous Deaths

  • 1484 - Saint Casimir, Crown Prince of Poland dies at 25
  • 1994 – John Candy, Canadian comedian (Uncle Buck) (b. 1950)
  • 2019 - Luke Perry, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale) (b. 1966)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1952 - Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
  • 1960 - Lucille Ball files for divorce from Desi Arnaz


Quote of the Day



March 4th, is Hug A GI Day - pictured is children in a Palestinian neighborhood in Baghdad hugging a U.S. Army soldier at the end of his deployment.


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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 4, is a Vegetarian Cabbage Stir Fry from Kerry, of Health Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 4, is a Vegetarian Cabbage Stir Fry from Kerry, of Health Diet Habits.

  • See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
  • See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.


This Day in History

  • 1789 – In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. (9 senators, 13 reps)
  • 1791 – Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state
  • 1792 - Oranges introduced to Hawaii
  • 1794 – The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which deals with each state's sovereign immunity is passed by the U.S. Congress
  • 1797 - John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US
  • 1825 - John Quincy Adams inaugurated as 6th US President
  • 1829 - Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President
  • 1837 - Martin Van Buren inaugurated as 8th US President
  • 1845 - James K Polk inaugurated as 11th US President
  • 1861 - Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President
  • 1863 - Territory of Idaho is established
  • 1865 - President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as US President
  • 1869 - Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President
  • 1881 - James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th US President
  • 1882 – Britain's first electric trams run in east London
  • 1889 - Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd US President
  • 1893 - Grover Cleveland inaugurated as 24th US President 
  • 1897 - William McKinley inaugurated as 25th US President 
  • 1901 - President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as US President
  • 1902 - American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • 1909 - President Taft inaugurated at 27th US President
  • 1913 - 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
  • 1913 - Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President
  • 1921 - Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
  • 1929 - Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President
  • 1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President
  • 1944 - 1st US bombing of Berlin
  • 1957 - The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90
  • 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People's Campaign
  • 1974People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly.
  • 1985 – The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS which is then used to screen blood donations


This Day in Music

  • 1967 - The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday hits #1
  • 1972 -Badfinger's Day After Day is certified gold
  • 1976 - Hall & Oates, Rich Girl is recorded
  • 1978 - In the Top 5 songs on this day, Dan Hill's, Sometimes When We Touch at #3 is the only song not written by the Bee Gees



I loved Badfinger's Day After Day song that was certified Gold on this day in 1982!


This Day in Sports

  • 1913 - New York Yankees are the 1st team to train outside the US in Bermuda
  • 1967 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming of the US
  • 1968 - Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1976 - San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

philtrum (noun)

1. The shallow groove running down the center of the outer surface of the upper lip.

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