Holidays and Observances
2023 Daily Holidays that fall on March 8, include:
- Discover What Your Name Means Day - March 8, 2023 (Wednesday of First Full Week which is Celebrate Your Name Week)
- Girls Write Now Day - March 8
- International (Working) Women's Day - March 8
- National Be Nasty Day - March 8
- National Peanut Cluster Day - March 8
- National Proofreading Day - March 8
- National Retro Video Game Day - March 8
- No Smoking Day (U.K.) - March 8, 2023 (Second Wednesday in March)
- Registered Dietitian Day - March 8, 2023 (Second Wednesday in March)
- UN Day for Women's Rights & International Peace - March 8
2023 Weekly Holidays that include March 8, are:
- Celebrate Your Name Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
- Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2023
- Fairtrade Fortnight - February 27 - March 12, 2023 (14 Days Starting the Last Monday in February)
- Lent - February 22 - April 8, 2023 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
- Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 9, 2023)
- National Catholic Sisters Week - March 8-14
- National Consumer Protection Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
- National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
- National Green Week - February 5 - April 30, 2023 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
- National Procrastination Week - March 5-11, 2023 (Second Week of March)
- National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
- National School Breakfast Week - March 6-10, 2023 (Mon-Fri of the First Full Week in March)
- National Schools Social Work Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
- National Words Matter Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
- Newspaper in Education Week - March 6-10, 2023 (First Full School Week in March)
- No More Week - March 5-11, 2023 (The Week of International Women's Day)
- Orthodox Lent - February 22 - April 8, 2023 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
- Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
- Read an E-Book Week - March 5-11, 2023
- Return The Borrowed Books Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Week of March)
- Save Your Vision Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
- Teen Tech Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
- Termite Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2023
- Women in Construction Week - March 5-11, 2023
- Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 6-12, 2023 (From Sunday before March 8 to Sunday after)
- World Orphan Week - March 4-11
2023 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
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 28 - March 19, 2023 (Houston, TX)
- Paralympic Winter Games - March 4-13, 2023 (Beijing 2023)
- Iditarod Race - March 4-19, 2023 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome
- North Dakota Winter Show - March 8-12, 2022 (Valley City, ND)
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
March 8th is International Women's Day!
She is more precious than rubies.... Proverbs 31:10
She is clothed with strength and dignity, & she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. ~Provers 31:25-26
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.
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