March 27

March 27 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on March 27, include:

  • American Red Cross Giving Day - March 27, 2024 (Fourth Wednesday in March)
  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Holy Wednesday - March 27, 2024 (4 Days Before Easter)
  • Little Red Wagon Day - March 27, 2024 (Last Wednesday in March)
  • Manatee Appreciation Day - March 27, 2024 (Last Wednesday in March)
  • National Joe Day 
  • National Scribble Day 
  • National Spanish Paella Day 
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day 
  • Viagra Day 
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day - March 27, 2024 (Last Wednesday in March)
  • World Theatre Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include March 27, 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)
  • 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 27, 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 27 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

  • 1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1942 – Michael York, English actor
  • 1963 – Quentin Tarantino, American director, writer, and producer
  • 1969 – Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer (NCIS)
  • 1970 – Mariah Carey, American singer and actress
  • 1975 – Fergie, American singer of the The Black Eyed Peas

Famous Deaths

  • 2002 – Milton Berle, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
  • 2002 – Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1979 - Eric Clapton marries George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie Boyd. She inspired his song Wonderful Tonight and Layla. (They divorced in 1989)

Quote of the Day

I love this Quote from Milton Berle, who passed away on this day in 2002. It is just another reminder that it is up to us to make things happen in our lives! Don't just sit back and wait for good things to come your way, jump in and set some goals, and then some tasks to take that will make your dreams happen. Hard work and perseverance pay off!

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 27, is a Ham and Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 27, is a Ham and Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1794 – The US Government establishes a permanent Navy and authorizes the building of six frigates
  • 1854 –  The United Kingdom declares war on Russia (Crimean War)
  • 1855 - Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
  • 1884 - 1st long distance telephone call made from Boston to New York
  • 1886 –  Geronimo, an Apache warrior, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars
  • 1914 - 1st successful blood transfusion in Brussels, Belguim
  • 1930 - 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
  • 1933 - Japan leaves League of Nations
  • 1944 - 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
  • 1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, lasting nearly three minutes with a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska and is the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history
  • 1975 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System starts construction
  • 1976 - Washington DC underground Metro opens
  • 1977 - 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife, in the Canary Islands
  • 1980 - Mount St Helens, in the US State of Washington, becomes active after 123 years
  • 1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence
  • 2002 - Passover Massacre - A suicide bomber kills 30 people, and injures 140 more, in Netanya, Israel.
  • 2020 - North Macedonia becomes the 30th member of NATO

This Day in Music

  • 1945 - Jazz Singer, Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 1958 - Stereo albums debut
  • 1965 - The Supremes' Stop! In The Name Of Love hits #1
  • 1974 - John Denver's Sunshine On My Shoulders hits #1
  • 1984 - Kenny Loggins' Footloose hits #1
  • 2006 - Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion is designated as a National Historic Landmark
  • 2008 - Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love hits #1

Wonderful Tonight, by Eric Clapton, has to be one of my all time favorite songs. His inspiration for the song was George Harrison's ex-wife, Patti Boyd, who Eric married on this day in 1979.

This Day in Sports

  • 1871 – The first international rugby football match - Scotland defeats England, 1-0
  • 1879 - Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
  • 1988 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • 1988 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • 1991 - Scotty Bowman & Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • 1994 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

fan death (noun)

1. The urban legend originating in South Korea that if an electric fan is left running overnight in a closed room it can cause the death of those inside.

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