March 9

March 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on March 9, include:

  • Barbie Day 
  • Canberra Day - March 9, 2020 (Second Monday in March) (See Holidays in Australia)
  • Fill Our Staplers Day - March 9, 2020 (also on November 6, 2020) (Observed on the days after daylight savings time starts and stops)
  • Get Over It Day 
  • Joe Franklin Day 
  • National Crabmeat Day 
  • National Meatball Day 
  • National Napping Day - March 9, 2020 (Monday after Daylight Savings Starts)
  • National Panic Day 
  • Ta' Anit Ester - March 9, 2020

2020 Weekly Holidays that include March 9, are:

  • Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 8-14, 2020 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910)
  • Girl Scout Week - March 8-14, 2020 (Second Week of March)
  • Holi - Evening of March 8 - Evening of March 9, 2020 (Hindu)
  • Lent - February 26 - April 9, 2020
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 12, 2020)
  • National Catholic Sisters Week - March 8-14, 2020 (Second Week in March)
  • National Green Week - February 2 - April 30, 2020
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 8-14, 2020 (Third Week of March)
  • National Wildlife Week - March 9-13, 2020
  • Orthodox Lent - March 2 - April 18, 2020
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 8-14, 2020
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week - March 8-13, 2020 (Starting the second Sunday in March for 6 days)
  • Purim - Evening of March 9, 2020 to the Evening of March 10, 2020
  • Teen Tech Week - March 8-14, 2020 (Second Week in March)
  • Termite Awareness Week - March 8-14, 2020
  • Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11

2020 Monthly Holidays that include March 9, 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 13, 2020 - March 14, 2020 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Cricket World Cup - February 13 - March 29, 2020
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 3-22, 2020 (Houston, TX)
  • Iditarod Race - March 7-22, 2020  - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 9 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

  • 1964 – Juliette Binoche, French actress (The English Patient, Chocolat)
  • 1986 - Brittany Snow, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1996 – George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1997 - Notorious B.I.G., Rapper  is killed in a shooting (b. 1972)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1796 - French Leader Napoléon Bonaparte marries his 1st wife Joséphine de Beauharnais 

Quote of the Day

George Burns who passed away on this day in 1996 was full of great quotes! The quote above, is just another reminder to quit living in the past and look forward to the future!  


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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 9, is a Chicken Stir Fry Recipe.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 9, is a Chicken Stir Fry with Cabbage, Broccoli Slaw, and Red and Green Peppers Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1276 – Augsburg, Germany becomes an Imperial Free City
  • 1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco
  • 1861 - Confederate currency authorized - $50, $100, $500, $1,000
  • 1864 - Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
  • 1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress
  • 1935 - Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force
  • 1942 - Construction of the Alaska Highway began
  • 1945 – The Bombing of Tokyo by the US Army Air Forces began
  • 1953 - Josef Stalin buried in Moscow
  • 1959 – The Barbie doll debuts at the American International Toy Fair in New York, over 800 million sold
  • 1964 - 1st Ford Mustang produced
  • 1975 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins
  • 1976 - 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
  • 1985 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights

This Day in Music

  • 1972 -  Carole King, James Taylor, Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand perform at a George McGovern presidential fundraiser
  • 1976 - Queen's A Night At The Opera is certified gold
  • 1987 - Sam Cooke, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Carole King  are all inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • 2011 - Phil Collins retires so he can be a full time Father to his two young sons.

Queen's You're My Best Friend, was one of their songs on their A Night At The Opera album that was certified gold on this day in 1976.

This Day in Sports

  • 1936 - Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
  • 1947 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

win-win (adjective)

1. Of a situation or outcome that benefits two parties, or that has two distinct benefits.

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