February has flown by as usual, so it’s already time for a list of March holidays and birthdays – plus a couple fun days!
There’s a hoard of ridiculous days not even worth mentioning this month . . . We’re going to focus on the amazing number of famous birthdays instead. 🙂 A couple miscellaneous holidays are listed at the end.
March holds a couple family birthdays for us (and our wedding anniversary too). For famous birthdays we have four US presidents, lots of authors, some musicians and a few artists as well as several other interesting people.
March Holidays and Birthdays
1 – Birthday of Glenn Miller, big band leader
2 – Birthday of Dr. Seuss, author extraordinaire
3 – Birthday of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
6 – Birthday of Michelangelo, artist
8 – Birthday of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows
11 – Birthday of Ezra Jack Keats, author of The Snowy Day and others
14 – Birthday of Albert Einstein, physicist
14 – Birthday of Casey Jones, railroad engineer and American legend
15 – Birthday of Andrew Jackson, 7th US president
16 – Birthday of James Madison, 4th US president
18 – Birthday of Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US president
19 – Birthday of William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony
19 – Birthday of Wyatt Earp, Wild West lawman
20 – Birthday of Louis Sachar, author of Holes (we’re currently half way through this and quite fascinated; its hard to put it down!) and others
20 – Birthday of Lois Lowry, author of Number The Stars and others
21 – Birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, composer
22 – Birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer
24 – Birthday of Harry Houdini, magician
26 – Birthday of Robert Frost, poet (Poetry for Young People is a nice introduction)
29 – Birthday of John Tyler, 10th US president
30 – Birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, artist
31 – Birthday of Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
31 – Birthday of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, German chemist; can you guess what he invented?
March Fun Days
1 – Pig Day (I have no idea why, but I’ll take the opportunity to begin reading Charlotte’s Web to the girls!)
4 – Purim begins (Make some hamantaschen and eat them gleefully!)
14 – Pi Day – because its 3.14 of course 🙂
15 – The Ides if March (Do you know the history?)
17 – St. Patrick’s Day
20 – Vernal Equinox, first day of Spring and Earth Day
29 – Palm Sunday
If you’re curious about March’s national food days you can check the list at Foodimentary. If I remember, we’ll probably enjoy Artichoke Day on the 16th and International Waffle Day on the 25th.
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