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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
1. Lasting three days. 2. Happening every third day.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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