March 4

March 4 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on March 4, include:

  • Benjamin Harrison Day 
  • Brain Injury Awareness Day 
  • Courageous Follower Day 
  • 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 Hospitalist Day - March 4, 2021
  • National Pound Cake Day 
  • National Snack Day 
  • National Sons Day
  • Old Inauguration Day 
  • Toy Soldier Day 
  • World Book Day - March 4, 2021  - First Thursday in March (Primarily in United Kingdom and Ireland - most other Countries observe this day on April 23rd)
  • World Hearing Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include March 4, are:

  • British Pie Week - March 1-7 (Observed for 7 days starting on March 1st)
  • Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2021
  • Fairtrade Fortnight - February 22 - March 7, 2021
  • Hearing Awareness Week - March 1-7
  • Lent - February 17 - March 29, 2021
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 4, 2021)
  • National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
  • National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
  • National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
  • National Green Week - February 7 - April 30, 2021
  • National Pasty Week - February 28 - March 6, 2021
  • National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
  • National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
  • Newspaper in Education Week - March 1-5, 2021 (First Full School Week in March)
  • Read Across America Week - March 1-5, 2021 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week - March 1-7, 2021 (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

2021 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.


  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)

  • North Dakota Winter Show - February 28 - March 6, 2021 (Valley City, ND)
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 2-21, 2021 (Houston, TX)

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!


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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