Are you looking for March holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?
Are you a small business owner or marketer?
Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of March holidays and observances with special dates to promote.
Get ready for a fun-filled March with this comprehensive list of holidays and special observances!
From major holidays like St. Patrick’s Day to more obscure celebrations like National I Want You To Be Happy Day, there’s always a fun holiday to celebrate on social media.
So start planning your social media posts and promotions now – your audience and customers will thank you for it!
From March 1-31, there are over 245 holidays and special observances to choose from!
The third month of the year is a great month to get creative with your marketing and engage with your customers and followers.
Here are a few of the biggest and most fun holidays in March.
– St. Patrick’s Day
– Daylight Savings
– International Women’s Day
– First Day of Spring
– March Madness
– National Chocolate Caramel Day
– National Common Courtesy Day
– National Women’s History Month
– National Panda Day
There is something for everyone in March’s holidays and observances. So whether you’re looking for traditional holidays to promote your business or just some fun and unique days to celebrate, this list has you covered.
Check out the full list of 2023 holidays in March below.
Mark your calendars and get ready to explore fun, weird, and special dates in March 2023. Happy March!
Why Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts
Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.
Holiday posts were easy to create, and they always received more “likes” than any other post.
Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy St. Patricks Day will give it a “like.”
Including holidays in your social media content is an easy way to increase engagement and reach. People are already talking about the holiday, so you just need to join the conversation.
You can use holiday-related hashtags, post photos celebrating the holiday, run contests, or offer discounts or special promotions related to the holiday.
Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas:
- Share recipes for favorite dishes served on the holiday
- Give tips on how to decorate for the holiday
- Offer advice on entertaining during the holiday season
- Share photos of employees or customers celebrating the holiday
- Run a contest related to the holiday
- Offer a discount on products or services related to the holiday
With this list of March holidays, you will be able to easily come up with social media content ideas for March that will resonate with your audience and help you increase engagement and reach on your social channels.
For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.
When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using.
That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source)
Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.
Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.
For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement.
Holiday Hashtags for Social Media
When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.
Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.
To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.
Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.
Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media.
However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post.
If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays.
Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.
List of March National Holidays in 2023
In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.
Scroll down to view all 245+ holidays, or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.
- March Public Holidays
- March Religious Holidays
- March Monthly Holidays
- March Weekly Holidays
- March Daily Holidays
March Public Holidays in 2023
This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
|March 1||St. David’s Day||#StDavidsDay||Wales, U.K.|
|March 6||Foundation Day||#NorfolkIsland||Norfolk Island, Australia|
|March 6||Labour Day||#LabourDay||Western Australia|
|March 7||King Island Show||#KingIslandShow||Tasmania, Australia|
|March 8||International Women’s Day||#InternationalWomensDay||Worldwide|
|March 12||Daylight Savings Time||#DaylightSavings||United States|
|March 13||Canberra Day||#CanberraDay||Australian Capital Territory|
|March 13||Commonwealth Day||#CommonwealthDay||Canada|
|March 13||Eight Hours Day||#EightHoursDay||Tasmania, Australia|
|March 13||Labour Day||#LabourDay||Victoria, Australia|
|March 13||Adelaide Cup||#AdelaideCup||South Australia|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day||#StPatricksDay||Worldwide|
|March 19||Mothering Sunday||#MotheringDay||United Kingdom|
|March 20||First Day of Spring||#FirstDayofSpring||Northern Hemisphere|
|March 21||Harmony Day||#HarmonyDay||Australia|
|March 21||March Equinox||#AutumnEquinox||Southern Hemisphere|
|March 25||Earth Hour||#EarthHour #Connect2Earth||Worldwide|
|March 26||Daylight Saving Time Starts||#DaylightSavings||United Kingdom|
March Religious Holidays in 2023
|March 1||St. David’s Day||#StDavidsDay||Christian|
|March 6||Fast of Esther||#FastofEsther||Jewish|
|March 6||Purim Eve||#Purim||Jewish|
|March 8||Shushan Purim||#Purim||Jewish|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day||#StPatricksDay||Christian|
|March 23||Ramadan Starts||#Ramadan||Muslim|
March Monthly Holidays in 2023
|American Red Cross Month|
|Asset Management Awareness Month|
|Brain Injury Awareness Month|
|Endometriosis Awareness Month|
|Irish-American Heritage Month|
|Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month|
|National Brain Injury Awareness Month|
|National Breast Implant Awareness Month|
|National Caffeine Awareness Month|
|National Celery Month|
|National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month|
|National Cheerleading Safety Month|
|National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month|
|National Craft Month|
|National Credit Education Month|
|National Flour Month|
|National Frozen Food Month|
|National Kidney Month|
|National Music in Our Schools Month|
|National Noodle Month|
|National Peanut Month|
|National Professional Social Work Month|
|National Trisomy Awareness Month|
|National Umbrella Month|
|National Women’s History Month|
|Poison Prevention Awareness Month|
|Save Your Vision Month|
March Weekly Holidays in 2023
|February 26 – March 4||Peace Corps Week|
|March 1 – 7||National Cheerleading Week|
|March 5 – 11||International Women’s Week|
|March 5 – 11||National Consumer Protection Week|
|March 5 – 11||National Dental Assistants Recognition Week|
|March 5 – 11||National Procrastination Week|
|March 5 – 11||National Professional Pet Sitters Week|
|March 5 – 11||National Schools Social Work Week|
|March 5 – 11||No More Week|
|March 5 – 11||Read an E-Book Week|
|March 5 – 11||Women in Construction Week|
|March 5 – 11||Words Matter Week|
|March 6 – 10||Endometriosis Awareness Week|
|March 6 – 10||National School Breakfast Week|
|March 6 – 10||Newspapers in Education Week|
|March 6 – 12||Women of Aviation Worldwide Week|
|March 12 – 18||Girl Scout Week|
|March 12 – 18||National Groundwater Awareness Week|
|March 12 – 18||Termite Awareness Week|
|March 13 – 19||Brain Awareness Week|
|March 13 – 19||National Fix a Leak Week|
|March 19 – 25||National Agriculture Week|
|March 19 – 25||National Animal Poison Prevention Week|
|March 19 – 25||National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week|
|March 19 – 25||National Introverts Week|
|March 19 – 25||National Poison Prevention Week|
|March 19 – 25||National Surveyors Week|
|March 25 – April 2||Nano Days|
|March 26 – April 1||National Cleaning Week|
March Daily Holidays in 2023
|March 1||National Dadgum That’s Good Day||#DadgumThatsGoodDay|
|March 1||National Fruit Compote Day||#NationalFruitCompoteDay|
|March 1||National Horse Protection Day||#HorseProtectionDay|
|March 1||National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day||#PeanutButterLoversDay|
|March 1||National Pig Day||#NationalPigDay|
|March 1||Plan a Solo Vacation Day||#PlanASoloVacationDay|
|March 1||Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD)||#SelfInjuryAwarenessDay|
|March 1||World Compliment Day||#WorldComplimentDay|
|March 2||National Banana Cream Pie Day||#BananaCreamPieDay|
|March 2||National Hospitalist Day||#NationalHospitalistDay|
|March 2||National Old Stuff Day||#NationalOldStuffDay|
|March 2||National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’s BirthDay)||#ReadAcrossAmericaDay|
|March 3||National Anthem Day||#NationalAnthemDay|
|March 3||National Cold Cuts Day||#NationalColdCutsDay|
|March 3||National Dress in Blue Day||#DressInBlueDay|
|March 3||National Employee Appreciation Day||#EmployeeAppreciationDay|
|March 3||National I Want You to be Happy Day||#IWantYouToBeHappyDay|
|March 3||National Mulled Wine Day||#NationalMulledWineDay|
|March 3||National Speech and Debate Education Day||#SpeechAndDebateEducationDay|
|March 3||Soup It Forward Day||#SoupItForwardDay|
|March 3 – 4||National Day of Unplugging||#NationalDayOfUnplugging|
|March 4||March Forth and Do Something Day||#MarchForth|
|March 4||Marching Music Day||#MarchingMusicDay|
|March 4||National Grammar Day||#NationalGrammarDay|
|March 4||National Hug a G.I. Day||#HugAGIDay|
|March 4||National Pound Cake Day||#NationalPoundCakeDay|
|March 5||Cinco de Marcho||#CincoDeMarcho|
|March 5||Finisher’s Medal Day||#FinishersMedalDay|
|March 5||National Absinthe Day||#NationalAbsintheDay|
|March 5||National Cheese Doodle Day||#NationalCheeseDoodleDay|
|March 5||National Multiple Personality Day||#MultiplePersonalityDay|
|March 6||National Dentist’s Day||#NationalDentistsDay|
|March 6||National Dress Day||#NationalDressDay|
|March 6||National Frozen Food Day||#NationalFrozenFoodDay|
|March 6||National Oreo Cookie Day||#NationalOreoCookieDay|
|March 6||National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day||#WhiteChocolateCheesecakeDay|
|March 7||National Be Heard Day||#NationalBeHeardDay|
|March 7||National Cereal Day||#NationalCerealDay|
|March 7||National Crown of Roast Pork Day||#CrownRoastOfPorkDay|
|March 8||International Women’s Day||#InternationalWomensDay|
|March 8||National Peanut Cluster Day||#PeanutClusterDay|
|March 8||National Proofreading Day||#NationalProofreadingDay|
|March 8||National No Smoking Day||#nationalnosmokingday|
|March 9||National Barbie Day||#NationalBarbieDay|
|March 9||National Crabmeat Day||#NationalCrabMeatDay|
|March 9||National Get Over it Day||#NationalGetOverItDay|
|March 9||National Meatball Day||#NationalMeatballDay|
|March 9||World Kidney Day||#WorldKidneyDay|
|March 10||Landline Telephone Day||#LandlineTelephoneDay|
|March 10||National Blueberry Popover Day||#BlueberryPopoverDay|
|March 10||National Mario Day||#NationalMarioDay|
|March 10||National Pack Your Lunch Day||#PackYourLunchDay|
|March 10||National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day||#WomenGirlsHIVAIDSAwarenessDay|
|March 11||Johnny Appleseed Day||#JohnnyAppleseedDay|
|March 11||National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day||#FuneralDirectorMorticianAppreciation|
|March 11||National Promposal Day||#PromposalDay|
|March 11||Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day||#OatmealNutWafflesDay|
|March 11||Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day||#RegisteredDietitianNutritionistDay|
|March 11||Worship of Tools Day||#WorshipOfToolsDay|
|March 12||Girl Scout Day||#NationalGirlScoutDay|
|March 12||National Alfred Hitchcock Day||#AlfredHitchcockDay|
|March 12||National Baked Scallops Day||#BakedScallopsDay|
|March 12||National Plant a Flower Day||#PlantAFlowerDay|
|March 13||Earmuff Day||#EarmuffDay|
|March 13||National Coconut Torte Day||#NationalCoconutTorteDay|
|March 13||National Good Samaritan Day||#GoodSamaritanDay|
|March 13||National Jewel Day||#NationalJewelDay|
|March 13||National K9 Veterans Day||#NationalK9VeteransDay|
|March 13||National Napping Day||#NappingDay|
|March 13||National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day||#OpenAnUmbrellaIndoorsDay|
|March 14||Learn About Butterflies Day||#LearnAboutButterfliesDay|
|March 14||National Children’s Craft Day||#ChildrensCraftDay|
|March 14||National Potato Chip Day||#NationalPotatoChipDay|
|March 14||National Write Your Story Day||#WriteYourStoryDay|
|March 14||National Pi Day||#PiDay|
|March 15||Everything You Think is Wrong Day||#EverythingYouThinkIsWrongDay|
|March 15||Ides of March||#IdesOfMarch|
|March 15||National Pears Helene Day||#NationalPearsHeleneDay|
|March 15||National Shoe the World Day||#NationalShoeTheWorldDay|
|March 15||National Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Day||#SBDCDay|
|March 15||Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action||#TakeDownTobacco|
|March 16||Absolutely Incredible Kid Day||#AbsolutelyIncredibleKidDay|
|March 16||Freedom of Information Day||#FreedomOfInformationDay|
|March 16||National Artichoke Hearts Day||#ArtichokeHeartsDay|
|March 16||National Everything You Do is Right Day||#EverythingYouDoIsRightDay|
|March 16||National Panda Day||#NationalPandaDay|
|March 17||Corned Beef and Cabbage Day||#CornedBeefAndCabbageDay|
|March 17||Submarine Day||#SubmarineDay|
|March 18||Awkward Moments Day||#AwkwardMomentsDay|
|March 18||National Biodiesel Day||#NationalBiodieselDay|
|March 18||National Corn Dog Day||#NationalCornDogDay|
|March 18||National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day||#LacyOatmealCookieDay|
|March 18||National Quilting Day||#NationalQuiltingDay|
|March 18||National Sloppy Joe Day||#NationalSloppyJoeDay|
|March 18||National Supreme Sacrifice Day||#SupremeSacrificeDay|
|March 19||Certified Nurses Day||#CertifiedNursesDay|
|March 19||Let’s Laugh Day||#LetsLaughDay|
|March 19||National Chocolate Caramel Day||#ChocolateCaramelDay|
|March 19||National Poultry Day||#NationalPoultryDay|
|March 20||French Language Day||#FrenchLanguageDay|
|March 20||International Day of Happiness||#DayOfHappiness|
|March 20||National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day||#NativeHIVAIDSAwarnessDay|
|March 20||National Ravioli Day||#NationalRavioliDay|
|March 20||Spring Equinox||#springequinox|
|March 20||Vernal Equinox Day||#vernalequinox|
|March 20||Proposal Day||#ProposalDay|
|March 20||World Storytelling Day||#WorldStorytellingDay|
|March 21||National Ag Day||#NationalAgDay|
|March 21||National California Strawberry Day||#CaliforniaStrawberryDay|
|March 21||National Common Courtesy Day||#CommonCourtesyDay|
|March 21||National Countdown Day||#321Day|
|March 21||National Fragrance Day||#NationalFragranceDay|
|March 21||National French Bread Day||#NationalFrenchBreadDay|
|March 21||National Single Parents Day||#NationalSingleParentDay|
|March 21||World Down Syndrome Day||#WorldDownSyndromeDay|
|March 21||World Forestry Day||#WorldForestryDay|
|March 21||World Poetry Day||#WorldPoetryDay|
|March 21||World Social Work Day||#WSWD|
|March 22||National Bavarian Crepes Day||#BavarianCrepesDay|
|March 22||National Goof Off Day||#NationalGoofOffDay|
|March 22||National Sing Out Day||#SingOutDay|
|March 22||World Water Day||#WorldWaterDay|
|March 23||National Chia Day||#NationalChiaDay|
|March 23||National Chip and Dip Day||#NationalChipAndDipDay|
|March 23||National Melba Toast Day||#NationalMelbaToastDay|
|March 23||National Puppy Day||#NationalPuppyDay|
|March 23||Near Miss Day||#NearMissDay|
|March 23||World Meteorological Day||#MeteorologicalDay|
|March 24||National Cheesesteak Day||#NationalCheesesteakDay|
|March 24||National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day||#ChocolateCoveredRaisinDay|
|March 24||World Tuberculosis Day||#WorldTbDay|
|March 25||National Lobster Newburg Day||#LobsterNewburgDay|
|March 25||National Medal of Honor Day||#MedalOfHonorDay|
|March 25||National Tolkien Reading Day||#TolkienReadingDay|
|March 26||National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day||#MakeUpYourOwnHolidayDay|
|March 26||National Nougat Day||#NationalNougatDay|
|March 26||National Spinach Day||#NationalSpinachDay|
|March 26||Purple Day – International Epilepsy Day||#PurpleDay|
|March 27||International Scribble Day||#ScribbleDay|
|March 27||National Joe Day||#NationalJoeDay|
|March 27||National Spanish Paella Day||#SpanishPaellaDay|
|March 28||American Diabetes Association Alert Day||#AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay|
|March 28||Children’s Picture Book Day||#ChildrensPictureBookDay|
|March 28||Eat an Eskimo Pie Day||#EatAnEskimoPieDay|
|March 28||National Black Forest Cake Day||#BlackForestCakeDay|
|March 28||National Something on a Stick Day||#SomethingOnAStickDay|
|March 28||National Triglycerides Day||#NationalTriglyceridesDay|
|March 28||National Weed Appreciation Day||#WeedAppreciationDay|
|March 28||Respect Your Cat Day||#RespectYourCatDay|
|March 29||Manatee Appreciation Day||#ManateeApprecicationDay|
|March 29||National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day||#LemonChiffonCakeDay|
|March 29||National Little Red Wagon Day||#LittleRedWagonDay|
|March 29||National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day||#MomPopBusinessOwnersDay|
|March 29||National Vietnam War Veterans Day||#VietnamWarVeteransDay|
|March 29||Smoke and Mirrors Day||#SmokeAndMirrorsDay|
|March 30||National Doctors Day||#NationalDoctorsDay|
|March 30||National I Am in Control Day||#NationalIAmInControlDay|
|March 30||National Virtual Vacation Day||#VirtualVacationDay|
|March 30||Pencil Day||#PencilDay|
|March 30||Take a Walk in the Park Day||#TakeAWalkInTheParkDay|
|March 30||Turkey Neck Soup Day||#TurkeyNeckSoupDay|
|March 31||National Bunsen Burner Day||#NationalBunsenBurnerDay|
|March 31||National Clams on the Half Shell Day||#ClamsOnTheHalfShellDay|
|March 31||National Crayon Day||#NationalCrayonDay|
|March 31||National Farm Workers Day||#FarmWorkersDay|
|March 31||National Prom Day||#NationalPromDay|
|March 31||National Tater Day||#NationalTaterDay|
|March 31||World Backup Day||#WorldBackupDay|
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April 2023 Holidays
The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for April 2023 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/April-Holidays
To access the list of holidays for every month in 2023 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.
The month of March is packed with holidays and local observances that can be used as social media content. From St. Patrick’s Day to the First Day of Spring, there are plenty of holidays and ideas to help you get your social media posts seen by more people.
And don’t forget about using monthly, weekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!
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