Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Idea Starters for Writers - Calendar Days - 30 Days of Crazy Holidays & Special Occasions in March

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

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. Take a look at the holidays and share the funny combinations you come up with in the comments section below!

March Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

March is:
Small Press Month
International Ideas Month
National Music in Our Schools Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Celery Month
National Credit Education Month
National Craft Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Kidney Month
National Flour Month
National Umbrella Month
National Women’s History Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Sauce Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Professional Social Work Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
National Ghost Writers Week
Celebrate Your Name Week
National Pet Sitters Week
National Write a Letter Appreciation Week
National Cheerleading Week

Week 2:
National Procrastination Week
Read an Ebook Week
Teen Tech Week
National Consumer Protection Week
National Dental Assistants Recognition Week
National Procrastination Week
National Sleep Awareness Week
National Words Matter Week
Newspaper in Education Week

Week 3:
Girl School Week
National Agriculture Week
Brain Awareness Week
Sherlock Holmes Weekend (March 17-19)
American Chocolate Week
Tsunami Awareness Week
National Button Week

Week 4:
National Physicians Week
National Cleaning Week
World Folktales & Fables Week
Shakespeare Week
Act Happy Week
American Crossword Puzzles Week

Daily Celebrations
March 1
World Compliment Day
National Dadgum That’s Good Day
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Refired, Not Retired Day
National Pig Day
National Fruit Compote Day

March 2
National Old Stuff Day
World Book Day
National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
National Banana Cream Pie Day

March 3
National Speech and Debate Education Day
Dress in Blue Day
World Wildlife Day
National Anthem Day
National Salesperson Day
National I want You to be Happy Day
What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
National Tartar Sauce Day
Nation Cold Cuts Day
National Day of Unplugging
National employee Appreciation Day

March 4
National Grammar Day
International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Marching Music Day
National Hug a G.I. Day
Toy Soldier Day
National Pound Cake Day

March 5
National Absinthe Day
Namesake Day
National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
National Dress Day
Fun Facts About Names Day
National Frozen Food Day
National Dentist’s Day
National Oreo Cookie Day

March 7
National Be Heard Day
Unique Names Day
National Crown Roast of Pork Day
National Cereal Day
National Pancake Day

March 8
National Proofreading Day
International Women’s Day
No Smoking Day
National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
National Peanut Cluster Day

March 9
World Kidney Day
National Get Over it Day
Panic Day
Nametag Day
National Barbie Day
National Meatball Day
National Crabmeat Day

March 10
National Pack Your Lunch Day
Skirt Day
International Wig Day
Middle Name Pride Day
National Blueberry Popover Day
Day of Awesomeness
National Mario Day

March 11
Submarine Day
World Plumbing Day
National Worship of Tools Day
National Prom-posal Day
Genealogy Day
National Johnny Appleseed Day
National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

March 12
Check Your Batteries Day
National Plant a Flower Day
Baked Scallops Day
International Fanny Pack Day
National Girl Scout Day

March 13
National Earmuff Day
National K9 Veterans Day
Ken Day (As opposed to Barbie Day)
National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
National Coconut Torte Day
Smart and Sexy Day
National Good Samaritan Day
Fill Our Staplers Day
National Napping Day

March 14
National Pi Day
International Ask a Question Day
Science Education Day
National Potato Chip Day
Crowdfunding Day
Organize Your Home Office Day
National Learn About Butterflies Day
Legal Assistance Day
National Children’s Craft Day

March 15
True Confessions Day
Buzzards Day
National Shoe the World Day
Brutus Day
National Everything You Think is Wrong Day
National Kick Butts Day

March 16
No Selfies Day
National Everything You Do is Right Day
Panda Day
National Freedom of Information Day
National Artichoke Hearts Day

March 17
St. Patrick’s Day
National Ag Day
National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

March 18
National Awkward Moments Day
Forgive Mom  & Dad Day
World Sleep Day
National Sloppy Joe Day
National Supreme Sacrifice Day
National Biodiesel Day
National Quilting Day

March 19
National Corn Dog Day
Deskfast Day
National Let’s Laugh Day
National Poultry Day
National Certified Nurses Day
International Read to Me Day
National Chocolate Caramel Day

March 20
World Storytelling Day
National Ravioli Day
International Day of Happiness
Wont You Be My Neighbor Day
Snowman Burning Day
National Proposal Day
Kiss Your Fiancé Day

March 21
World Poetry Day
Memory Day
National Common courtesy Day
World Down Syndrome Day
National Fragrance Day
International Day of Forests
National California Strawberry Day
National Single Parent Day
National French Bread Day

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

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

March 24
Red Nose Day
Flatmate’s Day
Tuberculosis Day
National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

March 25
National Medal of Honor Day
Waffle Day
National Tolkien Reading Day
Pecan Day
National Lobster Newburg Day

March 26
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
National Spinach Day
Neighbor Day
Epilepsy Awareness Day – Purple Day
National Nougat Day

March 27
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
National Spanish Paella Day
National Joe Day

March 28
National Something on a Stick Day
National Weed Appreciation Day
National Black Forest Cake Day
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day

March 29
Manatee Appreciation Day
Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day
Smoke and Mirrors Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
National Little Red Wagon Day
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

March 30
National Pencil Day
National I am in Control Day
National Take a Walk in the Park Day
National Turkey Neck Soup Day
National Doctors Day

March 31
World Backup Day
National Tater Day
National Crayon Day
Eiffel Tower Day
National Bunsen Burner Day
National Prom Day
National Clams on the Half Shell Day

Remember to share the funny holidays you find in the comments section below. Don't forget to join the conversation!


Use March's crazy holidays to spark #socialmedia & #writing ideas - @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)


  1. Thanks, Edie! Love this...and even have a wee piece from home *Niagara Falls* :)

  2. Thank you Edie. THese help to come up with Blog ideas

  3. I was going to use one of these for inspiration, but I'll wait until week 2. :0) Thanks for all the research, and all you do for others.