March 5

March 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on March 5, include:

  • Cinco de Marcho 
  • International Open Data Day - March 5, 2022 (First Saturday in March)
  • National Absinthe Day 
  • National Cheese Doodle Day 
  • National Frozen Food Day - March 5, 2022 (First Saturday in March)
  • National Multiple Personality Day 
  • National Play Outside Day - March 5, 2022 (First Saturday of Every Month)
  • National Potty Dance Day 
  • National Poutine Day 
  • Pasty Day - March 5, 2022
  • Reel Film Day 
  • Sock Monkey Day - March 5, 2022 (First Saturday in March)
  • World Tennis Day 

2022 Weekly Holidays that include March 5, are:

  • America Saves Week - February 28 - March 5, 2022 (6 Days Starting on the Last Monday in February)
  • American Council on Education - March 5-7, 2022
  • 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 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
  • 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 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:

  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)
  • Iditarod Race - March 5-20, 2022  - 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


Birthstone

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


Famous Birthdays

  • 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


Famous Deaths

  • 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.

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 (video below)
  • 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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