March 9

March 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on March 9, include:

  • Amerigo Vespucci Day
  • Bang-Clang Day 
  • Barbie Day 
  • False Teeth Day 
  • Get Over It Day 
  • International Fanny Pack Day - March 9, 2024 (Second Saturday in March)
  • Joe Franklin Day 
  • National Crabmeat Day 
  • National Genealogy Day - March 9, 2024 (Saturday of the First Full Week in March)
  • National Meatball Day 
  • National Panic Day 
  • National Urban Ballroom Dancing Day - March 9, 2024 (Second Saturday in March)

2024 Weekly Holidays that include March 9, are:

  • Celebrate Your Name Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • Fairtrade Fortnight - February 26 - March 10, 2024 (14 Days Starting the Last Monday in February)
  • Jewish Book Week - March 2-10, 2024
  • Lent - February 14 - March 26, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 31, 2024)
  • National Catholic Sisters Week - March 8-14
  • National Consumer Protection Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Procrastination Week - March 3-9, 2024 (Second Week of March)
  • National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Schools Social Work Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Science & Engineering Week - March 8-17, 2024 (Starts on Friday of the First Full Week in March)
  • National Words Matter Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • No More Week - March 3-9, 2024 (The Week of International Women's Day)
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • Read an E-Book Week - March 3-9, 2024
  • Return The Borrowed Books Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Week of March)
  • Save Your Vision Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week of March)
  • Teen Tech Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in March)
  • Women in Construction Week - March 3-9, 2024
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 4-10, 2024 (From Sunday before March 8, to Sunday after)
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11
  • World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 8-10, 2024 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)

2024 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.

NOTE:

  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
(Date Order)

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 17, 2024 (Houston, TX)
  • Iditarod Race - March 2-17, 2024 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail  in Alaska (Starts on the First Saturday in March)
  • North Dakota Winter Show - March 6-10, 2024 (Valley City, ND)
  • Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 7-10, 2024
  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 9-17, 2024 (Indianapolis, IN)


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


Birthstone

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

Quit living in the past and look forward to the future!

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

"LOOK TO THE FUTURE, BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE" ~ George Burns


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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