March 6

March 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on March 6, include:

  • Daughter's and Son's Day - March 6, 2016 (First Sunday in March)
  • Dentist Day 
  • Girl Scout Sunday - March 6, 2016 (The Sunday in Girl Scout Week, or closest to March 12)
  • Mothering Sunday - March 6, 2016
  • Namesake Day - March 6, 2016 (The Sunday of Celebrate Your Name Week)
  • National Frozen Food Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day 
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include March 6, are:

  • Celebrate Your Name Week - March 6-12, 2016 (First Full Week in March)
  • Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2016
  • Girl Scout Week - March 6-12, 2016 (Second Week of March)
  • 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 Consumer Protection Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
  • National Groundwater Awareness Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
  • National Procrastination Week - March 6-12, 2016 (Second Week of March)
  • National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - March 6-12, 2016 March
  • National Schools Social Work Week - March 6-12, 2016 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Sleep Awareness Week - March 6-12, 2016 (Week before Daylight Savings Time)
  • National Words Matter Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
  • No More Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • Read an E-Book Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • Return Borrowed Books Week - March 6-12, 2016 (First Week of March)
  • Save Your Vision Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • Teen Tech Week - March 6-12, 2016 (Second Week in March)
  • Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
  • Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
  • Women in Construction Week - March 6-12, 2016
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11

2016 Monthly Holidays that include March 6, 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 6 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

  • 1475 – Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor (d. 1564)
  • 1619 – Cyrano de Bergerac, French soldier, poet (d. 1655)
  • 1906 – Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
  • 1923 – Ed McMahon, American television personality (Star Search, The Johnny Carson Show) (d. 2009)
  • 1924 – William H. Webster, American lawyer, former FBI and CIA director
  • 1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the US from 1987 to 2006
  • 1944 – Mary Wilson, American singer (The Supremes)
  • 1947 – Kiki Dee, British singer (I loved the Duet she did in 1976 with Elton John, Don't Go Breaking My Heart - it went to #1 in both the US and the UK)
  • 1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, and film producer
  • 1963 – Suzanne Crough, American actress (Partridge Family)
  • 1972 – Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • 1836 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman who died at the Battle of the Alamo (b. 1786)
  • 1888 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist of Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys  (I LOVED her books!!) (b. 1832)
  • 1932 - John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever)
  • 2006 – Dana Reeve, American actress and activist for disability causes, widow of Christopher Reeve (Superman) (b. 1961)
  • 2007 – Ernest Gallo, American winemaker who with his brother Julio, founded the E.& J. Gallo Winery in 1933 (b. 1909)
  • 2016 - Nancy Reagan, American actress and wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1964 - Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor divorce (Her 4th divorce)

Quote of the Day

Will Social Security Benefits be available to you when you retire?  That is a big question! Per an article written in 2010 by Steven C. Goss, Chief Actuary of the US Social Security Administration. "As a result of changes to Social Security enacted in 1983, benefits are now expected to be payable in full on a timely basis until 2037, when the trust fund reserves are projected to become exhausted.  At the point where the reserves are used up, continuing taxes are expected to be enough to pay 76 percent of scheduled benefits. Thus, the Congress will need to make changes to the scheduled benefits and revenue sources for the program in the future."  You can read the entire article for more information.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Frozen Vegetables - Healthy Shopping Tips

On March 6, instead of a Recipe of the Day, we are having a Food Tip of the Day!  Today is National Frozen Food Day, and Kerry, from Healthy Diet Habits has lots of tips on Frozen Vegetables and Tips to Shop for them, or make your own.

This Day in History

  • 1521 - Magellan discovers Guam
  • 1788 – The First Fleet (11 ships leaving Britain for Australia), arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement
  • 1808 - 1st college orchestra in the US is founded at Harvard
  • 1836 - 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans (including Davy Crockett)  at the Alamo, after a 13 day fight
  • 1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case that slaves cannot be citizens
  • 1886 - 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, debuts in New York City
  • 1899 – Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark
  • 1912 – The Oreo cookie is introduced by Nabisco
  • 1918 - US naval boat, Cyclops, disappears in the Bermuda Triangle
  • 1944 - The US Air Force begins daylight bombing of Berlin
  • 1950 - Silly Putty invented
  • 1967 – Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States from Russia
  • 1981 – Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time on the CBS Evening News after 19 years
  • 1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.

This Day in Music

  • 1975 - Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti is certified gold
  • 1975 - Average White Band's Pick Up The Pieces is certified gold
  • 1993 - Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle went to #1 with A Whole New World, the theme song of Disney's Aladdin
  • 2000 - Eric Clapton is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first person inducted three times. He was inducted in as a member of the groups, The Yardbirds and Cream.

Above is Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle singing their duet, A Whole New World, the theme song of Disney's Aladdin that went to #1 on this day in 1993.

Below is Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, singing the same song together.  I think they did a great job with the song! 

This Day in Sports

  • 1922 - Babe Ruth signs a contract with the New York Yankees for  $52,000 a year, for 3 years
  • 1972 - Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all time highest money maker
  • 1976 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 1983 – The first United States Football League game is played
  • 1985 - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

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1. (Ireland) A mild minced oath; a euphemism for "by God".

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