Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

March is here and it’s time again for Calendar Days. These are just fun to read. 

They’re also a great way to jumpstart our creativity when looking for ideas for articles and blog posts. They’re also a fun writing prompt idea. 
In addition, calendar days are 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 6: I don't think it's a coincidence that it's Dentist Day and White Chocolate Cheesecake Day.
March 9: It seems a little unfeeling that it's Panic Day and Get Over it Day. Just Sayin'. 
March 15: Is it Dumbstruck Day because it's Everything You Think is Wrong Day or it's True Confessions Day
March 18: It's Forgive Mom and Dad Day and Supreme Sacrifice Day—OUCH!

March Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

March is:
Irish American Month
Credit Education Month
Music in Our Schools Month
Caffeine Awareness Month
National Peanut Month
National Nutrition Month
National Craft Month
Red Cross Month
Umbrella Month
International Ideas Month
Cheerleading Safety Month
National Women’s History Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 2:
National Bubble Week
Crochet Week

Daily Celebrations
March 1
Fruit Compote Day
National Pig Day
Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Peanut Butter Lovers Day
World Compliment Day
Horse Protection Day

March 2
Dr. Seuss Day
Banana Cream Pie Day
Old Stuff Day

March 3
Cold Cuts Day
World Book Day
Peach Blossom Day
National Anthem Day
Navy Reserves Birthday
I Want You to be Happy Day
What if Cats & Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day

March 4
Pound Cake Day
Dress in Blue Day
Toy Soldier Day
Hug a GI Day
Salesperson Day
Grammar Day
Employee Appreciation Day
International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Day of Unplugging

March 5
Cheese Doodle Day
Absinthe Day
Multiple Personality Day

March 6
National Frozen Food Day
Namesake Day
Dentist Day
White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

March 7
Cereal Day
Crown Roast of Pork Day
Be Heard Day
Fun Facts about Names Day

March 8
Proof Reading Day
Organize Your Home Office Day
Unique Names Day
Be Nasty Day
Peanut Cluster Day
International (Working) Woman’s Day

March 9
False Teeth Day
Registered Dietitian Day
Panic Day
Barbie Day
No Smoking Day
Get Over It Day
Crabmeat Day

March 10
Day of Awesomeness
Name Tag Day
Pack Your Lunch Day
Popcorn Lover’s Day
World Kidney Day
Mario Day

March 11
Middle Name Pride Day
World Plumbing Day
Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

March 12
Girl Scout Day
Plant a Flower Day
Genealogy Day

March 13
K9 Veteran's Day
Ken Day
Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
Coconut Torte Day
Check Your Batteries Day
Earmuffs Day

March 14
Napping Day
International Ask a Question Day
Learn about Butterflies Day
Fill Our Staplers Day
Moth–er Day (Moth, like the bug)
National Potato Chip Day
Dribble to Work Day
National Pi Day (because today is 3.14 – the value of Pi)

March 15
Buzzards Day
American Legions Birthday
Dumbstruck Day
Everything You Think is Wrong Day
Brutus Day
Ides of March
True Confessions Day

March 16
Lips Appreciation Day
Freedom of Information Day

March 17
Submarine Day
Saint Patrick’s Day

March 18
Awkward Moments Day
National Agriculture Day
Forgive Mom and Dad Day
Supreme Sacrifice Day
Biodiesel Day

March 19
Chocolate Caramel Day
Client’s Day
National Day of Honor
Poultry Day
Corndog Day

March 20
International Day of Happiness
Kiss Your Fiancé Day
International Earth Day
Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
Proposal Day
National Quilting Day
Won’t You Be My Neightbor Day
Ravioli Day
Snowman Burning Day
World Storytelling Day

March 21
Memory Day
Single Parent’s Day
Credit Card Reduction Day
Fragrance Day
World Down Syndrome Day
Common Courtesy Day
French Bread Day

March 22
World Water Day
As Young as You Feel Day
National Goof Off Day

March 23
National Chip and Dip Day
Near Miss Day
Puppy Day
Melba Toast Day

March 24
Tuberculosis Day
Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

March 25
Waffle Day
Good Friday
Tolkien Reading Day
Pecan Day
Waffle Day

March 26
Nougat Day
National Spinach Day
Legal Assistance Day
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Purple Day

March 27
Spanish Paella Day
Neighbor Day
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

March 28
Something on a Stick Day
Black Forest Cake Day
Weed Appreciation Day

March 29
Smoke and Mirrors Day
Niagara Falls runs Dry Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

March 30
Take a Walk in the Park Day
Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day
National Doctors Day
Manatee Appreciation Day
I am in Control Day
Pencil Day

March 31
World Backup Day
Bunsen Burner Day
Crayola Crayon Day
Eiffel Tower Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for next month. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?

Don't forget to join the conversation!



  1. Edie, I love these posts. Thank you for putting them together.

    1. Cherrilynn, I'm so glad you aren't sick of then yet! Blessings, E

  2. My birthday is March 3rd, and I like that it's World Book Day and I Want You to be Happy Day. Every day is a book day in my world! Love the list each month.

    1. Sharron, that's awesome! Happy Early Birthday! Blessings, E

  3. Thank you Edie. This list is very helpful. I love the ideas you help us with. I like two of the days this month. International Earth Day (this should be every day) and Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day. My husband was in Vietnam and didn't feel welcomed home at all. In fact people put him down for serving over there. We need to thank and praise all of our veterans.

    1. Jann, thank you. And as far as Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day - there's an article in that - one you should write. Coming from the wife of a vet, it would have a unique viewpoint. Blessings, E