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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.

Comments

  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!
    Katie

    http://www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

  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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