March 8

March 8 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2019 Daily Holidays that fall on March 8, include:

  • Girls Write Now Day 
  • International (Working) Women's Day 
  • Middle Name Pride Day - March 8, 2019 (Friday of First Full Week in March which is Celebrate Your Name Week)
  • National Be Nasty Day 
  • National Peanut Cluster Day 
  • National Proofreading Day 
  • National Tartar Sauce Day - March 8, 2019 (First Friday during Lent)
  • UN Day for Women's Rights & International Peace 

2019 Weekly Holidays that include March 8, are:

  • Celebrate Your Name Week - March 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week in March)
  • Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2019
  • Jewish Book Week - March 2-10, 2019
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019 through April 18, 2019
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 21, 2019)
  • National Consumer Protection Week - March 3-9, 2019
  • National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 3-9, 2019
  • National Procrastination Week - March 3-9, 2019 (Second Week of March)
  • National School Breakfast Week - March 4-8, 2019 (Mon-Fri of the First Full Week in March)
  • National Schools Social Work Week - March 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Sleep Awareness Week - March 3-10, 2019 
  • National Words Matter Week - March 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week of March)
  • Save Your Vision Week - March 3-9, 2019
  • Teen Tech Week - March 3-9, 2019 (Second Week in March)
  • Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
  • U.S. Snow Shoe Days - March 8-10, 2019
  • Women in Construction Week - March 3-9, 2019
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 4-10, 2019
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11
  • World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 8-10, 2019 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)

2019 Monthly Holidays that include March 8, 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 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 25 - March 17, 2019 (Houston, TX)
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - March 1-9, 2019 - 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
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 2, 2019 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
  • North Dakota Winter Show - March 5-10, 2019 (Valley City, ND)
  • Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 7-10, 2019

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 8 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

  • 1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English actress (d. 2010)
  • 1945 – Micky Dolenz, American musician, singer, songwriter, actor. (The Monkees)
  • 1959 – Aidan Quinn, American actor (Legends of the Fall)
  • 1961 – Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice)
  • 1976 – Freddie Prinze Jr., American actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer, 24)
  • 1976 – Hines Ward, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • 1874 - Millard Fillmore, US 13th President from 1850-53
  • 1999 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1991 - Harry Hamlin marries Nicollette Sheridan

Quote of the Day

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

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for March 8, is a collection of tips on how to avoid Winter Weight Gain, by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for March 8, is a collection of tips on how to avoid Winter Weight Gain, by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1936 – Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
  • 1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation producing dimes
  • 1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls
  • 1894 - The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog licensing law
  • 1911 - 1st International Woman's Day
  • 1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
  • 1920 - Cuba & Denmark join the League of Nations
  • 1957 – Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1957 – Ghana joins the United Nations
  • 1965 - 3,500 Marines are the 1st US combat forces to arrive in Vietnam 
  • 1972 - 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
  • 1979 – Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time
  • 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire"
  • 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur on their way to Beijing. There were a total of 239 people on board.

This Day in Music

  • 1975 - Olivia Newton John's Have You Never Been Mellow hits #1
  • 1976 - Gary Wright's Dream Weaver is certified gold
  • 1986 -  Diana Ross's Chain Reaction, written by the Bee Gees, hits #1 on the UK singles chart 
  • 1986 - Whitney Houston's Whitney Houston Album hits #1 on the US album charts
  • 1994 - Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral is released
  • 2009 - U2's album No Line on The Horizon hits #1 on the UK album charts

This Day in Sports

  • 1930 - Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankees
  • 1971 - Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986 - Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

triduan (adjective)

1. Lasting three days.
2. Happening every third day.

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