March 26

March 26 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on March 26, include:

  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day - March 26, 2024 (Fourth Tuesday in March)
  • Holy Tuesday - March 26, 2024 (Tuesday of Holy Week)
  • Legal Assistants Day 
  • Live Long and Prosper Day
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day 
  • National Nougat Day 
  • Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day 
  • Purple Day - (Supporting Epilepsy Around the World) 
  • Solitude Day 
  • Spinach Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include March 26, are:

  • 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 (Alaska) - March 26-31, 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 26, 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 26 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

  • 1871 – Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • 1874 – Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)
  • 1911 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright (d. 1983)
  • 1930 – Sandra Day O'Connor, retired US Supreme Court justice (first woman appointed)
  • 1931 – Leonard Nimoy, American actor and director (Spock on Star Trek)
  • 1940 – James Caan, American actor
  • 1943 – Bob Woodward, American journalist who investigated the Watergate scandal in Washington D.C.
  • 1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (The Supremes)
  • 1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)
  • 1949 – Vicki Lawrence, American actress and singer (The Carol Burnett Show)
  • 1950 – Teddy Pendergrass, American singer (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) (d. 2010)
  • 1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian
  • 1960 – Marcus Allen, American football player
  • 1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress (Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Dirty Dancing)
  • 1968 – Kenny Chesney, American singer
  • 1985 – Keira Knightley, English actress (Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride & Prejudice)

Famous Deaths

  • 1827 – Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (b. 1770)
  • 1892 – Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass) (b. 1819)
  • 2004 - Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
  • 2009 – Shane McConkey, Canadian skier and BASE jumper (b. 1969)
  • 2011 – Geraldine Ferraro, American congresswoman and first female Vice-President nominee in 1984 alongside Walter Mondale (b. 1935)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1994 - Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman
  • 2011 - Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon weds talent agent Jim Toth

Quote of the Day

I think that Spock from the original Star Trek series, played by Leonard Nimoy, who was born on this day in 1931 was one of the most interesting T.V. characters ever.  "Fascinating", was one of his favorite words to use!

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 26, is a Spinach Salad in honor of Spinach Day on March 26!

Spinach is great for you! I'm chemical sensitive, so I pretty much live on mainly Organic Products.  Often I will just add a handful of spinach in with other types of lettuce for salads, but I have several types of Spinach Salads that I love.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 26, is a Spinach Salad in honor of Spinach Day on March 26!

In the picture above, I added Spinach leaves, sliced tomatoes, sliced & cubed avocado, some edamame and a small handful of almonds for some protein, since I don't eat meat/chicken.  My salad dressing of choice these days is to make my own balsamic vinegar dressing by combining balsamic vinegar with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, which is a healthy fat.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 26, is a Spinach Salad in honor of Spinach Day on March 26!

In the Spinach Salad above, I used spinach leaves, sliced up tomatoes, mandarin orange slices, and a handful of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, and my home made balsamic vinegar dressing.  I would have added avocado also, if I had some at the time!

The third Spinach Salad that I make, that is probably my favorite, is spinach leaves, sliced tomatoes and avocado, with some Light Jarlsberg Cheese cut up, and some chopped up pecans (which can be toasted), with a home made balsamic vinegar dressing. Mandarin Oranges and/or some Pomegranate seeds work well too!

This Day in History

  • 1790 - Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
  • 1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
  • 1859 - 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
  • 1872 - Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
  • 1878 - Sabi Game Reserve, in South Africa opens, and is the world's 1st official designated game reserve
  • 1885 - Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
  • 1926 - The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
  • 1931 – SwissAir is founded as the national airline of Switzerland
  • 1945 - Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima
  • 1951 - United States Air Force (USAF) flag approved
  • 1953 - Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
  • 1956 - Medic Alert Foundation forms
  • 1958 - US Army launches 3rd successful US satellite, the Explorer III
  • 1970 - Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
  • 1977 - Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson
  • 1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996 - The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
  • 1997 – Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides - they were an American UFO religion doomsday cult based in San Diego, California
  • 1999 – The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world
  • 1999 - A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man

This Day in Music

  • 1969 - Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine hits #1 in the UK
  • 1976 - Wings release their album, Wings at the Speed of Sound
  • 1980 - Pink Floyd's The Wall breaks the record for longest charting pop album (formerly held by Carol Kings Tapestry album)
  • 1982 - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release Ebony & Ivory in the UK
  • 1983 - Duran Duran's Is There Something I Should Know hits #1 in the UK
  • 1988 - Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror hits #1
  • 2000 - Phil Collins won an Oscar at the Academy Awards for Best Original Song with You'll Be In My Heart from the Disney animated feature Tarzan
  • 2006 - Jimmy Page's guitar solo in Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven is voted as the greatest guitar solo of all time by readers of Total Guitar magazine

Above, is Phil Collins song, I'll Be in Your Heart which was featured in the Disney animated feature Tarzan, and won him an Oscar for Best Original song at the Academy Awards on this day in 2000.

This Day in Sports

  • 1974 - George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1994 - Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
  • 1994 - Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Eyrie (noun)

1. A Bird of prey's nest.
2. Any high and remote but commanding place.

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