Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 4, include:
- Courageous Follower Day
- Free Dentistry Day - March 4, 2017
- Holy Experiment Day
- Hug a GI Day
- Marching Music Day
- National Frozen Food Day - March 4, 2017 (First Saturday in March)
- National Grammar Day
- National Pound Cake Day
- Old Inauguration Day
- Sock Monkey Day - March 4, 2017 (First Saturday in March)
2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 4, are:
- Bird Health Awareness Week - February 28 - March 4, 2017
- Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2017
- Jewish Book Week - February 25 - March 5, 2017
- 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)
- National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
- National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
- National Day of Unplugging - Sundown of March 3 to Sundown of March 4, 2017 (First Friday/Saturday of March)
- National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
- National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
- National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
- Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
- Peace Corps Week - February 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017
- Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 26 - March 4, 2017
- Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
- Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
- World Orphan Week - March 4-11
2017 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.
- 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
- Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
- International Festival of Owls - March 3-5, 2017 in Houston, Minnesota
- North Dakota Winter Show - March 4-11, 2017 (Valley City, ND)
- Iditarod Race - Starts March 4, 2017 - Awards Banquet on March 19, 2017 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
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.
- 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)
- 1484 - Saint Casimir, Crown Prince of Poland dies at 25
- 1994 – John Candy, Canadian comedian (Uncle Buck) (b. 1950)
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.
- 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
- 1974 – People 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
1. The shallow groove running down the center of the outer surface of the upper lip.
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