March 24

March 24 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on March 24, include:

  • International Day for Achievers
  • International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims 
  • National Cheesesteak Day 
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day 
  • National Cocktail Day 
  • Palm Sunday - March 24, 2024
  • Passion Sunday - March 24, 2024 (5th Sunday of Lent)
  • World Tuberculosis Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include March 24, are:

  • Act Happy Week - March 18-24, 2024 (Starts on Third Monday of March)
  • Global Money Week - March 18-24, 2024
  • Holi - Evening of March 24 - Evening of March 25, 2024 (Hindu)
  • Holy Week - March 24-30, 2024 (Begins on Palm Sunday and Ends on Holy Saturday)
  • International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week - March 24-30, 2024 (Last Week in March)
  • International Teach Music Week - March 18-24, 2024 (7 days starting from Third Monday in March)
  • 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 Cleaning Week - March 24-30, 2024 (Last Week of March)
  • National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week - March 18-24, 2024
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Second-Hand Shopping Week - March 24-30, 2024 (Fourth Full Week of March)
  • Orthodox Holy Week - March 24 - April 1, 2024
  • Orthodox Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 18, 2024 - May 4, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Passiontide - March 17 - 30, 2024 (Passion Week + Holy Week)
  • Purim - Evening of March 23, 2024, to the Evening of March 24, 2024
  • Ramadan - Evening of March 10, 2024 - Evening of April 8, 2024
  • Shakespeare Week - March 18-24, 2024
  • Tsunami Awareness Week (California) - March 23-31, 2024
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination - March 21-27

2024 Monthly Holidays that include March 24, 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
(Date Order)

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 14, 2024 (Washington D.C.)
  • Ultra Music Festival - March 22-24, 2024 - World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 24 is Aries.

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

  • 1874 – Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born magician (d. 1926)
  • 1924 – Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company) (d. 1998)
  • 1930 – Steve McQueen, American actor (The Great Escape) (d. 1980)
  • 1940 – Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
  • 1951 – Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer
  • 1953 – Louie Anderson, American comedian
  • 1954 – Robert Carradine, American actor
  • 1960 – Kelly LeBrock, American actress (The Woman in Red, Weird Science)
  • 1974 – Alyson Hannigan, American actress (How I Met Your Mother)
  • 1977 – Jessica Chastain, American actress (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty)

Famous Deaths

  • 1882 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American author (Song of Hiawatha) (b. 1807)
  • 1953 - Mary, Queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85
  • 2010 – Robert Culp, American actor (I Spy) (b. 1930)
  • 2016 - Garry Shandling, American actor, screenwriter and comedian (The Garry Shandling Show) (b. 1949)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1952 - Author of James Bond novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris
  • 1994 - Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black
  • 2000 - Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes get divorced, but the band stays together until 2011

Quote of the Day

March 24th is International Day for Achievers!

March 24th is International Day for Achievers!

An achiever is defined as a person who achieves a high or specified level of success.

Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe/Healthy Diet Habit tip of the day, is a bunch of tips on how to create EASY MEALS from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe/Healthy Diet Habit tip of the day for March 24, is a bunch of tips on how to create EASY MEALS from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. Simple, quick, cheap, and easy meals are what the average person is searching for!

This Day in History

  • 1629 - 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
  • 1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
  • 1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
  • 1882 - German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB  (Today is World Tuberculosis Day)
  • 1896 – A. S. Popov, a Russian Physicist, makes the first radio signal transmission in history
  • 1898 - 1st automobile sold
  • 1920 - 1st US Coast Guard air station established in Morehead City, North Carolina
  • 1930 - Planet Pluto named
  • 1937 - National Gallery of Art established by Congress
  • 1944 – During World War II, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war camp. The events are later used for the movie, The Great Escape with Steve McQueen (born on this day in 1930)
  • 1944 - 811 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 1944 - In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians
  • 1947 - Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the US Presidency
  • 1947 - John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the United Nations
  • 1955 - 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
  • 1958 – American Singer, Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army
  • 1964 - Kennedy half-dollar issued
  • 1972 – The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
  • 1981 - Nightline with Ted Koppel premieres on ABC
  • 1989 – In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of petroleum after running aground
  • 2008 – Bhutan (landlocked state in South Asia, bordered by China and India) officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election
  • 2015 - Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board

This Day in Music

  • 1945 - The first #1 album  on Bilboard's first album chart, is Nat King Cole's A Collection Of Favorites
  • 1973 - The O'Jays' Love Train hits #1
  • 1975 - Patty LaBelle's Lady Marmalade hits #1
  • 1978 - Wings release With a Little Luck
  • 1979 - The Bee Gees' Tragedy hits #1
  • 1985 - Phil Collins' One More Night hits #1
  • 1985 - Easy Lover by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins Hits #1 in the UK
  • 1986 - At the 58th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Lionel Richie wins the Oscar for Best Original Song for his song, Say You, Say Me featured in the film White Nights
  • 1990 - Canadian singer, Alannah Myles' Black Velvet hits #1 in the US
  • 2008 - Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother

Black Velvet, by Alannah Myles that hit #1 on March 24, 1990 won her a the 1990 Grammy for best female rock vocalist.

This Day in Sports

  • 1877 - University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a tie
  • 1927 - Cuban chess champ, Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
  • 1950 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 1961 - NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
  • 1975 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

siesta (noun)

1. An afternoon nap, especially the one taken after lunch in some cultures

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