Monday, March 2, 2015

Calendar Days—March's Crazy Holidays & Special Occasions—Idea Starters for Writers

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Last month I did a post listing all the crazy special days in the month of February. 
Many of you contacted me and requested I bring it back as a regular part of this blog. I thought it would be a fun addition, so I'm adding it back into the regular schedule.
Using the calendar for blog post or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It's also a fun writing prompt idea. 
Calendar days are also great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, especially when two contrasting holidays fall on the same date. Here are some that tickled my funny bone this month:

  • March 5th is designated as Multiple Personality Day AND Unique Names Day (just think about it for minute).
  • March 8th is Proofreading day—every writer should celebrate that!
  • March 20th is International Earth Day and also Extraterrestrial Abductions Day.
The Month of March is designated as:

  • National Cheerleading Safety Month
  • Irish American Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995.
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Social Workers Month 
The 2nd week of March is: 

  • National Bubble Week
  • Crochet Week
March first is National Pig Day.
1. Employee Appreciation Day first Friday in March
1. National Pig Day
1. National Salesperson Day - first Friday in the month
1. Peanut Butter Lovers' Day

2. Old Stuff Day
2. Dr. Seuss Day (It’s his birthday)

3. I Want You to be Happy Day
3. If Pets Had Thumbs Day
3. National Anthem Day
3. Peach Blossom Day
3. Namesake Day

4. Holy Experiment Day
4. Hug a GI Day
4. Fun Facts about Names Day
4. Purim begins

5. Multiple Personality Day
5. Unique Names Day

March 6 is Dentist's Day
6. Dentist's Day
6. National Frozen Food Day

7. National Crown Roast of Pork Day
7. National Cereal Day

8. Be Nasty Day
8. International (Working) Women's Day
8. Proofreading Day

9. National Agriculture Day
9. Panic Day
9. Barbie Day

10. Middle Name Pride Day
10. Day of Awesomeness

11. Johnny Appleseed Day
11. Plumbing Day
11. Worship of Tools Day

12. Girl Scouts Day
12. Plant a Flower Day
12. Organize Your Office Day

13. Ear Muff Day
13. Jewel Day
13. No Smoking Day

March 14th is Learn about Butterflies Day.
14. Learn about Butterflies Day
14. National Potato Chip Day
14. National Pi Day (Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.)
14. Popcorn Lover's Day second Thursday

15. Everything You Think is Wrong Day
15. Ides of March
15. Incredible Kid Day
15. Dumbstruck Day
15. True Confessions Day

16. Everything You Do is Right Day
16. Freedom of Information Day
16. National Quilting Day
16. Lips Appreciation Day

17. Submarine Day
17. Saint Patrick's Day

18. Supreme Sacrifice Day
18. Biodiesel Day
18. National Awkward Moments Day

19. Poultry Day
19. Chocolate Caramel Day

March 20th is International Earth Day.
20. International Earth Day
20. Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
20. Proposal Day
20. Corn Dog Day
20. Spring (Vernal) Equinox

21. Fragrance Day
21. Common Courtesy Day

22. National Goof Off Day
22. As Young As You Feel Day

23. National Chip and Dip Day
23. Near Miss Day
23. Purim (begins at sundown)

24. National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

25. Pecan Day
25. Waffle Day

26. Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

27. National "Joe" Day
27. Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

28. Something on a Stick Day
28. Week Appreciation Day

29. Palm Sunday (varies from year to year)
29. National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
29. Smoke and Mirrors Day
29. Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day

30. National Doctor's Day
30. I am in Control Day
30. Take a Walk in the Park Day

31. Bunsen Burner Day
31. Easter Sunday (varies from year to year)

31. National Clam on the Half Shell Day

Now it's your turn, which holidays intrigue you, get your idea motor revving, and/or tickle your funny bone? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Don't forget to join the conversation!

Looking for #blogging & article ideas? Look no further than the calendar - via @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)

March's crazy holidays & special occasions - idea starters for #blogging & articles - via @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)


  1. I always enjoy reading your posts on Calendar Days. I think I'll have some green eggs and ham today.

  2. Love this list. Couldn't wait to share it. Thanks!

  3. I see a few that might prompt a little craziness on my part! I've already got a story for Plumbing Day.

  4. I always love these posts, Edie. :) One I don't plan to participate in is "Be Nasty Day." :)