Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 5, include: Daughter's and Son's Day - March 5, 2017 (First Sunday in March) Namesake Day - March 5, 2017 (The Sunday of Celebrate Your Name Week) National Absinthe Day National Cheese Doodle Day National Multiple Personality Day Town Meeting Day Vermont 2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 5, are: Celebrate Your Name Week - March 5-11, 2017 (First Full Week in March) 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 Consumer Protection Week - March 5-11, 2017 National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 5-11, 2017 National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7 National Groundwater Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2017 National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7 National Procrastination Week - March 5-11, 2017 (Second Week of March) National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2017 March National Schools Social Work Week - March 5-11, 2017 (First Full Week of March) National Sleep Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2017 (Week before Daylight Savings Time) National Words Matter Week - March 5-11, 2017 National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7 Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017 Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 5-11, 2017 Read an E-Book Week - March 5-11, 2017 Return Borrowed Books Week - March 5-11, 2017 (First Week of March Save Your Vision Week - March 5-11, 2017 Teen Tech Week - March 5-11, 2017 (Second Week in March) 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 5, 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: 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. Astrological Sign
The Astrological Sign for March 5 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
The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
1713 – Edward Cornwallis, English military officer (d. 1776) 1908 - Rex Harrison, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle) 1927 – Jack Cassidy, American actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show) (d. 1976) 1958 – Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer (d. 1988) 1974 – Eva Mendes, American actress 1975 – Niki Taylor, American model
1827 - Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist who made the 1st battery, dies at 82 1929 - David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854) 1953 – Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1878) 1963 – Patsy Cline, American singer (b. 1932) 1982 – John Belushi, American actor (Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers) (b. 1949)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1993 - Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi 1998 - Mariah Carey divorces Tommy Mottola
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 5, is a
Sausage Veggie Pasta Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. This recipe can be switched up, just by changing the vegetables to those that you like.
This Day in History
1743 - The 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, is published in Boston 1836 – Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber 1849 - Zachary Taylor is sworn in as the 12th US President 1856 - Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads 1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake which modern trains still rely on 1877 - Rutherford B Hayes inaugurated as the 19th US President 1900 - American Hall of Fame founded 1923 - Montana & Nevada become the 1st states to enact old age pension laws 1933 – During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a bank holiday, and closes all banks for 10 days. 1933 - Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament 1934 - Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated in Amarillo, Texas 1935 - 1st premature baby health law in US in Chicago 1960 - Elvis Presley ends 2-year enlistment in the US Army
This Day in Music
1966 - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass's LP Going Places hits #1 1975 - Olivia Newton-John's Have You Never Been Mellow hits #1 1977 - Barbra Streisand's Love Theme From A Star Is Born, Evergreen hits #1 1983 - Michael Jackson's Billie Jean hits #1 1985 - REO Speedwagon's Can't Fight This Feeling hits # 1
This Day in Sports
1924 - Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games 1981 - Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & C Dean (Great Britain) 1981 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Tinker to Evers to Chance (noun) 1. (US, idiomatic) A task accomplished quickly by well-executed teamwork; those involved in the teamwork.
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