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March Holidays and Birthdays 2015

March Holidays, Birthdays and Fun Days


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

3 – Birthday of Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah Plain and Tall and others (I loved Baby.)

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

16 – Birthday of Sid Fleischman, author of By The Great Horn Spoon (the CD version is one of our favorite audio books) and others

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!)

March Holidays

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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Shared at: Family Fun Friday, Fellowship Friday, Art of Homemaking Monday, Modest Monday, Tuesday Talk, and Savoring Saturdays.


  1. We enjoyed celebrating Purim, complete with finger puppet show after church and grain-free hamantaschen. 🙂 Getting ready for pie, er pi day tomorrow. 😉 Thanks for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays, Abi! It’s pinned!

  2. Ah, dear Van Gogh was born in March? I also like the purim day. This would be a great opportunity of sharing the story of the brave, Queen Esther 🙂 Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

  3. What an interesting combination of birthdays and other fun days! I’m especially looking forward to the 20th, the first day of Spring!

  4. I love reading your monthly posts of fun holidays! 🙂 Pi Day is a must to celebrate this month!
    Thanks for linking up on Tuesday Talk!


  5. Abi, this is a cute way to remember a little history and celebrate some of the lesser known holidays. I will probably take a pass on Artichoke Day, but I assure you that International Waffle Day is something I’m completely on board with!! 😉 Also, my husband and I went on our first date in March – 20 years ago. We don’t normally do anything to recognize the day, but this year since it’s a milestone number, we just might!

    • I like to get lots of library books about the various birthday people. My younger kids were recently disappointed to realize that many of them aren’t actually living – because they can’t eat cake if they’re dead!(It’s our 14th anniversary.) 🙂

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