March 25

March 25 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on March 25, include:

  • Greek Independence Day: National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy 
  • Holy Monday - March 25, 2024 (6 Days Before Easter)
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 
  • International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
  • International Day of the Unborn Child 
  • International Waffle Day 
  • Maryland Day - March 25, 2024 (On or around March 25th each year)
  • Maryland Day Observed - March 25, 2024
  • National Cerebral Palsy Day 
  • National Lobster Newberg Day 
  • National Medal of Honor Day 
  • National Pecan Day
  • Old New Year's Day 
  • Seward's Day - March 25, 2024 (Last Monday in March)
  • The Annunciation - Known also as The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, or the Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity) 
  • Tolkien Reading Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include March 25, are:

  • 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)
  • 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 Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Physicians Week - March 25-31
  • 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)
  • Ramadan - Evening of March 10, 2024 - Evening of April 8, 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 25, 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.)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 25 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

  • 1901 – Ed Begley (Senior), American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1922 – Eileen Ford, American model agency executive of Ford Models
  • 1934 – Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher
  • 1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer
  • 1943 – Paul Michael Glaser, American actor (Starsky and Hutch, Third Watch)
  • 1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter
  • 1948 – Bonnie Bedelia, American actress (Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Parenthood)
  • 1960 – Brenda Strong, American actress (Desperate Housewives, Dallas)
  • 1962 – Marcia Cross, American actress (Desperate Housewives)
  • 1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress (Sex and the City)
  • 1967 – Debi Thomas, American figure skater (1986 World champion, 2-time US Champion and 1988 Olympic bronze medalist)
  • 1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Katharine McPhee, American singer and actress (American Idol runner up in 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • 1999 - Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
  • 2009 - Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2003 - Actress-model Liv Tyler weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon
  • 2005 - American actress Jennifer Aniston files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt
  • 2006 - Olympic gold medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley weds Malia Rich

Quote of the Day

March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day

March 25 is National Medal of Honor Day.  The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces.

"This medal belongs to every man and woman who has ever served their Country. We were doing what we were trained to do.  We were doing our job. ~Michael E. Thornton

Photo: Courtesy of Wikipedia

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Tip of the Day for March 25, is 20 TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT, by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits

The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Tip of the Day for March 25 is 20 TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT, by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. (Link opens a new browser in the Healthy Diet Habits Website)

This Day in History

  • 31 - 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
  • 421 – Venice is founded at 12:00pm
  • 1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland
  • 1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia
  • 1634 – The first settlers arrive in Maryland
  • 1655 - Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn's largest satellite
  • 1669 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
  • 1807 - 1st railway passenger service began in England
  • 1813 - 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex
  • 1863 - 1st Army Medal of Honor awarded
  • 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr led 25,000 to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama

This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Elvis Presley buys his Graceland Mansion in Memphis for $102,500
  • 1967 - The Turtle's, Happy Together hits #1
  • 1972 - America's album America hits #1
  • 1973 - Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly With His Song hits #1
  • 1977 - Bob Seger's Night Moves goes Platinum
  • 1985 - Prince wins an Oscar for best original score for the film Purple Rain
  • 2001 - Bob Dylan wins the Best Original Song Academy Award for Things Have Changed from the movie Wonder Boys

Above, is America performing their hit A Horse With No Name, from their debut album America which topped the album charts on this day in 1972. It was their first single, and their most successful single that eventually was certified gold.

This Day in Sports

  • 1668 - 1st horse race in America takes place
  • 1896 - Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece
  • 1934 - 1st Golf Masters Championship, Horton Smith wins with a 284 
  • 1937 - Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
  • 1938 - 1st US bred horse, Battleship wins Grand National Steeplechase
  • 1961 - Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
  • 1971 - Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
  • 1982 - Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
  • 1986 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano of the USA
  • 1986 - Kurt Browning, of Canada, becomes the 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
  • 1996 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan of the USA
  • 1996 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge of the USA

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

in a pig's eye (prep. phrase)

1. (idiomatic) Very unlikely; probably never

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