March 5

March 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on March 5, include:

  • National Absinthe Day
  • National Cheese Doodle Day 
  • National Multiple Personality Day
  • Sock Monkey Day - March 5, 2016 (First Saturday in March)
  • Town Meeting Day Vermont 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include March 5, are:

  • Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2016
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
  • National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
  • National Day of Unplugging - Sundown of March 4 to Sundown of March 5, 2016 (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
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 28 - March 5, 2016
  • Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
  • Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11

2016 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.


  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

  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 1-20, 2016 (Houston, TX)
  • North Dakota Winter Show - March 1-6, 2016 (Valley City, ND)
  • International Festival of Owls - March 4-6, 2016
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 5, 2016 - Awards Banquet on March 20, 2016 - 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.

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
  • 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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