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or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2016 information.

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St. Patrick's Day and St. Urho's Day  Fun
History of the Arctic Winter Games + Cartoon Fun!
The History of the Iditarod + Cartoon Fun!  (March 5, 2016)
The History of Buzzard Day
History of the Vernal Equinox + Cartoon Fun!
The History of the Athabascan Stickdance
The History of the Navajo Mountain Chant + Cartoon Fun!


If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Thanks to Isaac Rodenbough for letting me know about Social Work Mont
Thanks to Crystal Evans for letting me know about Pi Day
Tthanks to Carla Reeves for letting me know about World Down Syndrome Day
Thanks to Kelsey Winston for letting me know about Kick Butts Day and National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness Week
Thanks to Lyndsey Ferro for letting me know about Supply Management Month
Thanks to Scott Robinson for letting me know about Get Over It Day.
 Thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Universal Women's Week and Universal Human Beings Week.
Thanks to Alesha for letting me know about Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month
Thanks to Lauren Larson for letting me know about World Consumer Rights Day.
Thanks to Tom Hayward for letting me know about Corn Dog Day.
Thanks to Joe Lizard for letting me know about Donald Duck Day.
Thanks to Jonny B.  Goode for letting me know about Toy Soldier Day.
Thanks to Timothy Lawver for letting me know about International Day of Awesomeness.
Thanks to Chris Crawford for letting me know about K-9 Veterans Day.
Thanks to Delores Feinberg for letting me know about Terri's Day.
Thanks to Misty Chastain for letting me know about National Athletic Training  Month.
Thanks to Cinda Bishop for letting me know about Goddard Day.
Thanks to Brenda Simmons for letting me know about Employee Appreciation Day.
Thanks to Connie Yingling for letting me know about National Quilting Day.
Thanks to Kathy Meyer for letting me know about
Women in Construction Week.
Thanks to John Titus for letting me know about "OK Day."
Thanks to Kate Hansen for letting me know about Pulaski Day.
Thanks to Roger Hancock for letting me know about Atheists Pride Day.
Thanks to Sarah Pierson for letting me know about Child Life Month.
Thanks to Darlene Eichelberger for letting me kow about Girl Scout Week.
Thanks to Carolyn Slivinksi for letting me know about NanoDays.
Thanks to Tom Olson for letting me know about National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, and Cluster Day.
Thanks to Shana Okuda for letting me know about Brain Injury Awareness Month and Day.
Thanks to Robert Smith for letting me know about Oreo Cookie Day.

Thanks to Nikita Robinson for letting me know about World Book Day.
Thanks to Rick Roberti for letting me know about National Absinthe Day.
Thanks to Rebecca Hill Jimenez for letting me know about the Endometriosis observances.
Thanks to Susan Marie Glover for letting me know about Mothering Sunday.
Thanks to Olga  Zlo for letting me know about Client's Day.
Thanks to Donna Krum for letting me know about Sock Monkey Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about Stand Up! LGBT AwarenessWeek, Trisomy Awareness Month, Zero Discrimination Day, World Wildlife Day,  International Day of Happiness, French Language Day,  World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People, Afghanistan Day,  National Single Parent Day,  Poetry Day, International Day of Nowruz, International Day of  Forests and The Tree, World Day of Metta, International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, Virtual Advocacy Day, National Invasive Species Awareness Day,
National Pet Sitters Week, Torrents Day ,.Black Marriage Day, International Day of Action for Rivers.
Thanks to Jessica K. Raczkowski for letting me know about Saint David's Day.
Thanks to Sha Battle for letting me know about National Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Day.
Thanks to Willie Pelissier for letting me know about IHOP's National Pancake Day.
Thanks to Linda Kern for letting me know about National Button Week.
Thanks to Dara Silbert Robinette  for letting me know about National Noodles Month.
Thanks to Mike Lanz for letting me know about National Poultry Day.
Thanks to Barbara Gobbi for letting me know about National Dental Assistants Recognition Week.
Thanks to Rebecca Tremaglio for letting me know about "Save A Spider Day."


 March Monthly Observances

Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month Link
Alport Syndrome Awareness Month
American Red Cross Month or Red Cross Month  Link  or  Link
Brain Injury Awareness Month Link
Child Life Month Link
Colic Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
(Different sponsor from  National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)
Credit Education Month
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Month Link
*Deaf History Month (3/13 to 4/15)
Employee Spirit Month
Endometriosis Month Link
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science & Engineering Month Link
Honor Society Awareness Month Link
Humorists Are Artists Month
International Expect Success Month Link
International Ideas Month
International Listening Awareness Month
International Mirth Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Mad for Plaid Month
Malignant Hypertension Awareness & Training Month
Music In Our Schools Month Link
National Athletic Training Month  Link
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month Link
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month
National Color Therapy Month Link
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 
(Different sponsor from Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)
National Craft Month Link
National Ethics Awareness Month
National Essential Tremor Awareness Month Link
National Eye Donor Month
National Frozen Food Month Link
National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
National Kite Month (3/28-5/3)
National March Into Literacy Month
National Noodle Month Link Link

National Nutrition Month
National On-Hold Month
National Peanut Month
 National Social Work Month Link
National Umbrella Month
National Women's History Month
Optimism Month
Play The Recorder Month
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Quinoa Month Link
Save Your Vision Month
Sing With Your Child Month
Small Press Month Link
Social Work Month
Spiritual Wellness Month
Supply Management Month Link
Transgender Month of Action for Healthcare Equality Link
Trisomy Awareness Month Link
Vascular Abnormalities Awareness Month
 Women's History Month: Link
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Youth Art Month

 March Weekly Observances

*National Cheerleading Week: 1-7
*National Ghostwriters Week: 1-7
*National Pet Sitters Week: 1-7 Link

*National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week: 1-7
*Universal Human Beings Week: 1-7 Link
*Will Eisner Week: 1-7
Girl Scout Week: 6-12 Link
(Always the week with March 12)

Celebrate Your Name Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Consumer Protection Week:  6-12
National Dental Assistants Recognition Week: 6-12  Link

National Procrastination Week:  6-12
National Schools Social Work Week:  6-12 Link
National Sleep Awareness Week:  6-12
National Words Matter Week:  6-12
Professional Pet Sitters Week:  6-12
Read an E-Book Week:  6-12 Link
Return The Borrowed Books Week:  6-12
Save Your Vision Week: 6-12
Teen Tech Week: 6-12

Women in Construction Week: 6-12 Link
Festival of Owls Week: 7-11 (First Full Week)
National School Breakfast Week: 7-11
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week: 7-13 (From Monday before 3/8 to Sunday after.)
No More Week: 8-14 Link
*Universal Women's Week: 8-14

Crufts (Worlds Largest Dog Show): 10-13  Link
International Listening Weekend: 10-12
*Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign: 11-17
 World Rattlesnake Roundup: 11-13 (2nd Weekend)

Campfire USA Birthday Week: 13-19
( 2nd Full Week)
Consider Christianity Week: 13-19 (Begins two Sundays before Easter)
Termite Awareness Week: 13-19

National Agriculture Week: 13-19
International Brain Awareness Week: 14-20

Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week: 14-18 Link (Against homophobic bullying)
Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 18-20 (also Nov. 4-6)

American Chocolate Week: 20-26 (Always 3rd  Full Week)  Link
Health Information Professionals Week: 20-26 Link
International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week: 20-27 (Last Week)
National Animal Poison Prevention Week: 20-26 (3rd Full Week)
National Button Week: 20-26 Link (3rd Full Week)
National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness Week: 20-26 Link
National Fix A Leak Week: 20-26  Link
World Folktales & Fables Week: 20-26
Act Happy Week: 21-25 (Starts on 3rd Monday)
Wellderly Week: 21-27 (3rd Mon-Sun Week)
*Week of Solidarity with People's Struggling Against Racism & Discrimination: 21-27
Tsunami Awareness Week: 22-28 Link
NanoDays: 26-4/3 Link
National Cleaning Week: 27-4/1 (Last Week)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week: 27-4/1
Root Canal Awareness Week:27-4/2 Link
National Protocol Officer's Week: 27-4/2 (Last Week)

 March Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day: 1 Link
*Dadgum That's Good Day: 1
(Masterbuilt food products & cookbooks)
*National Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Day: 1  Link
Peace Corps Day: 1 Link 
( Historical 3/1/1961 by Pres. Kennedy. But observed on First Tuesday)
   *Endometriosis Day or Wear Yellow Day: 1
*National Horse Protection Day: 1
*National Peanut Lovers Day: 1 Link
*Pig Day: 1
*Plan a Solo Vacation Day: 1
*Refired, Not Retired Day: 1
*Saint David's Day: 1 Link
*World Compliment Day: 1
*Zero Discrimination Day: 1 Link
*Dr. Seuss Day: 2
*NEA's Read Across America Day: 2 (Nearest  School Day to Dr. Seuss's Birthday 3/2)
*I Want You To Be Happy Day: 3
*International Ear Care Day: 3
*National Mulled Wine Day: 3  Link
World Book Day: 3 Link

*World Wildlife Day: 3 Link 
*National Anthem Day: 3
*Princess Day: 3 Link
*What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day: 3
*Benjamin Harrison Day: 4
*Courageous Follower Day: 4
Dress in Blue Day: 4
(Always First Friday)
Employee Appreciation Day: 4 
(Always First Friday)  Link
National Day of Unplugging: 4-5  Link Link    
(First Friday & Saturday)
World Day of Prayer: 4 (Always First Friday)
Shabbat Across America/Canada: 4

*Holy Experiment Day: 4   Link and Link
*International Scrapbooking Industry Day: 4
*March Forth-Do Something Day: 4
*National Grammar Day: 4
*Old Inauguration Day: 4
*Toy Soldier Day: 4 Link
Free Dentistry Day: 5 Link (Note: Check your area. Date could be different)
Iditarod: 5  (First Saturday)
National Frozen Food Day: 5 Link  (First Saturday)
Sock Monkey Day: 5
(First Saturday)
*National Absinthe Day: 5 Link
National Maple Syrup Days: 5-6 Link
*Saint Piran's Day: 5
*Sofia Kovalevskaya Math Day: 6 (Many schools celebrate this on different dates in March.)  Link)
Iditarod Begins: 5-20 Link  (First Sunday in March)
*Day of The Dude: 6 Link
Daughters' and Sons' Day: 6 
(First Sunday in March)
Namesake Day: 6
(First Sunday)
*Oreo Cookie Day: 6 Link
Girl Scout Sunday: 6 Link (The Sunday in Girl Scout Week, or closest to March 12)
Mothering Sunday: 6 Link

Casimir Pulaski Day: 7 (First Monday in March) Link (Note: See also October 11)

*Cereal Day: 7 Link
Fun Facts About Names Day: 7  Link  (Monday of First Full Week)
*National Be Heard Day: 7
*National Cereal Day: 7  Link
International Pancake Day (IHOP): 8 Link
*The Bikini Bottom Free (Crabcakes) Day: 8  Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
Check Your Batteries Day: 8
(2nd Sunday)
*Day for Women's Rights & International Peace: 8
*Girls Write Now Day: 8
*International Women's Day: 8 Link
*International Working Women's Day: 8
*National Proofreading Day: 8
*National Peanut Cluster Day: 8 Link
Organize Your Home Office Day: 8 (2nd Tuesday)
Unique Names Day: 8  link 
(Tuesday of First Full Week)
*Barbie Day: 9
Discover What Your Name Means Day: 9 Link 
(Wednesday of First Full Week)

Fill Our Staplers Day: 14 (Also Nov. 7. Always Day after Daylight Savings Ends)
*Get Over It Day: 9 Link
*Joe Franklin Day: 9
*Panic Day: 9
Registered Dietitian Day: 9 Link
 (2nd Wednesday)

*International Bagpipe Day: 10
*International Day of Awesomeness: 10 Link
*Land Line Telephone Day: 10
*Mario Day: 10
Nametag Day: 10 Link 
(Thursday of First Full Week)
*Salvation Army Day: 10
*US Paper Money Day: 10
*Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 10 Link
World Kidney Day: 10 (2nd Thursday)
*Dream 2016 Day: 11
*Johnny Appleseed Day: 11
Middle Name Pride Day: 11 Link  ( Friday of First Full Week)
*World Plumbing Day: 11 Link
World Sleep Day: 11 Link (2nd Friday)
Genealogy Day: 12  Link (Saturday of First Full Week)

*Girl Scout Birthday Day: 12 Link
International Fanny Pack Day: 12 Link  (2nd Saturday)
National Urban Ballroom Dancing Day: 12 (2nd Saturday)
Daylight Savings Time Begins: 13  (Turn Ahead 1 Hour)  @2:00 am
Digital Learning Day: 13 Link

*Donald Duck Day: 13 Link  (See also June 9)
*Earmuffs Day: 13
*Good Samaritan Involvement Day: 13
*K-9 Veterans Day: 13  Link
IUGAR Awareness Day: 13

*Ken Day: 13 (Doll)
*L. Ron Hubbard Day: 13
*National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day: 13
*Smart & Sexy Day: 13
*International Ask A Question Day: 14
*International Day of Action for Rivers: 14 Link

 *MOTH-ER Day: 14
Napping Day (Monday after daylight savings times): 14  Link

*Potato Chip Day: 14 Link
*Pi Day (as in the math pie = 3.14159265 etc.): 14 Link
*Save a Spider Day: 14 Link

*Brutus Day: 15
*Buzzards Day: 15 Link
*Ides of March: 15
*International Day of Action Against Canadian Seal Slaughter: 15  Link
National Agriculture Day: 15 Link
*National Shoe The World Day: 15
*True Confessions Day: 15
*World Consumer Rights Day: 15 Link
*Freedom of Information Day: 16 (On or nearst to 16th)
Brain Injury Awareness Day: 16 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
*Black Press Day: 16

*Curlew Day: 16
*Goddard Day: 16 Link  Link
Kick Butts Day: 16 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
*Lips Appreciation Day: 16
*No Selfies Day: 16
*St. Urho's Day: 16 Link and Link
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day: 17 (3rd Thursday)

*Campfire Girls Day: 17
Companies That Care Day: 17
(3rd Thursday)

*St. Patrick's Day: 17 Link
*National Irish Coffee Day: 17 Link (Also observed on January 25)
*Awkward Moments Day: 18
BYO Cup Day (7-11): 18-19  Link

*Forgive Mom and Dad Day: 18
*National Biodiesel Day: 18
*Client's Day: 19 Link
Corn Dog Day: 19 Link (3rd Saturday)
Earth Hour: 19 Link 
(Not to be confused with Earth Day. This pertains to turning off lights.)
Endometriosis March Day: 19 Link

International Sports Car Racing Day: 19 Link (3rd Saturday)

Goddess of Fertility Day: 19 Link (Day before the Spring Equinox)
*National Chocolate Caramel Day: 19 Link
*National Poultry Day: 19 Link

National Quilting Day: 19 (Always 3rd Saturday) Link
*Operation Iraqi Freedom Day: 19
*Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day: 19
*Alien Abduction Day: 20 (Started in 2008 at Toronto Alien Festival)
*Atheist Pride Day: 20 Link  (There is another one on June 6)
*Bed-in For Peace Day: 20 (Beatles - John and Yoko)
*Great American Meat Out Day: 20 Link
*International Astrology Day: 20 (Spring Equinox)
*International Day of Happiness: 20 Link  Link
*French Language Day: 20 Link
*Kiss Your Fiancée Day: 20
*National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 20 Link
Naw-Ruz: 20
Ostara: 20 (Spring Equinox)
*Proposal Day: 20
*Snowman Burning Day: 20
Spring (Vernal Equinox): 20  12:30 am EDT

World Storytelling Day: 20 Link (Always Spring Equinox)
*Won't You Be My Neighbor Day: 20
*World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People: 20 Link
*Afghanistan Day: 21 Link
*International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 21
*International Day of Forests and The Tree: 21 Link
*International Day of Nowruz: 21 Link
*Memory Day: 21
*National Common Courtesy Day: 21
*National Day of Action On Syringe Exchange: 21 Link
*National Renewable Energy Day: 21
WE Day: 21 Link (Note: This has various dates based on city.  Check their website.)
*National Single Parent Day: 21 Link
*Poetry Day: 21 Link
*Spring Fairy Fun Day: 21 Link
*Twitter Day: 21 (Social Media Application)
Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day: 21 (3rd Monday)
*World Down Syndrome Day: 21 Link
American Diabetes Association Alert Day: 22 Link
(4th Tuesday)

*As Young As You Feel Day: 22
*Education and Sharing Day: 22
*International Day of The Seal: 22
*National Goof-off Day: 22
*Tuskegee Airmen Day: 22
*World Day for Water (aka World Water Day) : 22 Link
*World Day of Metta: 22
National Puppy Day: 23  Link
*National Chia Day: 23 Link  Link
*National Tamale Day: 23
*Near Miss Day: 23
Ta'Anit Esther: 23

*OK Day: 23 Link
*World Meteorological Day: 23
*International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for Dignity of Victims: 24 Link
*National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day: 24 Link
Purim: 24
*World Tuberculosis Day: 24
*International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic: 25
*International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members: 25 Link
*National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy: 25
*National Medal of Honor Day: 25
*Old New Year's Day: 25
*Pecan Day: 25
*Tolkien Reading Day: 25
*Vaffeldagen (Waffle Day): 25 Link
World Marbles Day: 25
(Always on Good Friday)
International Sister Cities Day: 26-28  Link
*Legal Assistants Day: 26
*Make Up Your Own Holiday Day: 26
*Purple Day: 26 Link
*Spinach Day: 26 Link
Easter: 27  Link
Plum Pudding Day: 27 Link
(Note: Eaten on Easter. But, if eaten on 12/25 it's Christmas Pudding Day.)

*Celebrate Exchange Day: 27 Link
*Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day: 27
*Viagra Day: 27
*Barnum & Bailey Day: 28
Be Mad Day: 28 (4th Saturday)
Dyngus Day: 28  Link (Always Monday after Easter)
Mule Day: 28
*Virtual Advocacy Day: 28 Link
*Weed Appreciation Day: 28 Link
*Knights of Columbus Founders Day: 29
*National Mom & Pop Business Owner's Day: 29
*Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day: 29
*Texas Loves The Children Day: 29
*Doctors Day: 30  Link
*Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day: 30
*I Am In Control Day: 30 Link
Manatee Appreciation Day: 30 Link (Last Wednesday)
*Pencil Day: 30
*Torrents Day: 30 Link
*World Bi-polar Day: 30 Link
*Bunsen Burner Day: 31
*Cesar Chavez Day: 31 Link
*International Hug A Medielvalist Day: 31
*International Transgender Day of Visibility: 31  Link
*National Prom Day: 31 Link

*National "She's Funny That Way" Day: 31
*Terri's Day: 31  Link


March 2016
Moon Phases

Last Qtr.
 6:11 pm

New Moon
8:54 pm


Full Moon
8:01 am

Last Qtr.
11:17 am

Full Moon on  the 23rd  is called "Worm Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes
because this time of the year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring.

Lunar  Eclipse: March 23
Penumbral eclipse of the moon. Visible in Asia and Australia.

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