245+ March Holidays in 2023 | Fun, Weird, and Special Dates

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.

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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 during the slower winter months.

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, and 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!

happy international womens day

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.”

happy st patricks day

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.

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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) 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.

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.

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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.

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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 in 2023

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
March 1St. David’s Day#StDavidsDayWales, U.K.
March 6Foundation Day#NorfolkIslandNorfolk Island, Australia
March 6Labour Day#LabourDayWestern Australia
March 7King Island Show#KingIslandShowTasmania, Australia
March 8International Women’s Day#InternationalWomensDayWorldwide
March 12Daylight Savings Time#DaylightSavingsUnited States
March 13Canberra Day#CanberraDayAustralian Capital Territory
March 13Commonwealth Day#CommonwealthDayCanada
March 13Eight Hours Day#EightHoursDayTasmania, Australia
March 13Labour Day#LabourDayVictoria, Australia
March 13Adelaide Cup#AdelaideCupSouth Australia
March 17St. Patrick’s Day#StPatricksDayWorldwide
March 19Mothering Sunday#MotheringDayUnited Kingdom
March 20First Day of Spring#FirstDayofSpringNorthern Hemisphere
March 21Harmony Day#HarmonyDayAustralia
March 21March Equinox#AutumnEquinoxSouthern Hemisphere
March 25Earth Hour#EarthHour #Connect2EarthWorldwide
March 26Daylight Saving Time Starts#DaylightSavingsUnited Kingdom

March Religious Holidays in 2023

DateHolidayHashtagReligion
March 1St. David’s Day#StDavidsDayChristian
March 6Fast of Esther#FastofEstherJewish
March 6Purim Eve#PurimJewish
March 7Purim#PurimJewish
March 8Shushan Purim#PurimJewish
March 17St. Patrick’s Day#StPatricksDayChristian
March 23Ramadan Starts#RamadanMuslim
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March Monthly Holidays in 2023

Holiday
American Red Cross Month
Asset Management Awareness Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
March Madness
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

DateHoliday
February 26 – March 4Peace Corps Week
March 1 – 7National Cheerleading Week
March 5 – 11International Women’s Week
March 5 – 11National Consumer Protection Week
March 5 – 11National Dental Assistants Recognition Week
March 5 – 11National Procrastination Week
March 5 – 11National Professional Pet Sitters Week
March 5 – 11National Schools Social Work Week
March 5 – 11No More Week
March 5 – 11Read an E-Book Week
March 5 – 11Women in Construction Week
March 5 – 11Words Matter Week
March 6 – 10Endometriosis Awareness Week
March 6 – 10National School Breakfast Week
March 6 – 10Newspapers in Education Week
March 6 – 12Women of Aviation Worldwide Week
March 12 – 18Girl Scout Week
March 12 – 18National Groundwater Awareness Week
March 12 – 18Termite Awareness Week
March 13 – 19Brain Awareness Week
March 13 – 19National Fix a Leak Week
March 19 – 25National Agriculture Week
March 19 – 25National Animal Poison Prevention Week
March 19 – 25National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
March 19 – 25National Introverts Week
March 19 – 25National Poison Prevention Week
March 19 – 25National Surveyors Week
March 25 – April 2Nano Days
March 26 – April 1National Cleaning Week
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March Daily Holidays in 2023

DateHolidayHashtag
March 1National Dadgum That’s Good Day#DadgumThatsGoodDay
March 1National Fruit Compote Day#NationalFruitCompoteDay
March 1National Horse Protection Day#HorseProtectionDay
March 1National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day#PeanutButterLoversDay
March 1National Pig Day#NationalPigDay
March 1Plan a Solo Vacation Day#PlanASoloVacationDay
March 1Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD)#SelfInjuryAwarenessDay
March 1World Compliment Day#WorldComplimentDay
March 2National Banana Cream Pie Day#BananaCreamPieDay
March 2National Hospitalist Day#NationalHospitalistDay
March 2National Old Stuff Day#NationalOldStuffDay
March 2National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’s BirthDay)#ReadAcrossAmericaDay
March 3National Anthem Day#NationalAnthemDay
March 3National Cold Cuts Day#NationalColdCutsDay
March 3National Dress in Blue Day#DressInBlueDay
March 3National Employee Appreciation Day#EmployeeAppreciationDay
March 3National I Want You to be Happy Day#IWantYouToBeHappyDay
March 3National Mulled Wine Day#NationalMulledWineDay
March 3National Speech and Debate Education Day#SpeechAndDebateEducationDay
March 3Soup It Forward Day#SoupItForwardDay
March 3 – 4National Day of Unplugging#NationalDayOfUnplugging
March 4March Forth and Do Something Day#MarchForth
March 4Marching Music Day#MarchingMusicDay
March 4National Grammar Day#NationalGrammarDay
March 4National Hug a G.I. Day#HugAGIDay
March 4National Pound Cake Day#NationalPoundCakeDay
March 5Cinco de Marcho#CincoDeMarcho
March 5Finisher’s Medal Day#FinishersMedalDay
March 5National Absinthe Day#NationalAbsintheDay
March 5National Cheese Doodle Day#NationalCheeseDoodleDay
March 5National Multiple Personality Day#MultiplePersonalityDay
March 6National Dentist’s Day#NationalDentistsDay
March 6National Dress Day#NationalDressDay
March 6National Frozen Food Day#NationalFrozenFoodDay
March 6National Oreo Cookie Day#NationalOreoCookieDay
March 6National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day#WhiteChocolateCheesecakeDay
March 7National Be Heard Day#NationalBeHeardDay
March 7National Cereal Day#NationalCerealDay
March 7National Crown of Roast Pork Day#CrownRoastOfPorkDay
March 8International Women’s Day#InternationalWomensDay
March 8National Peanut Cluster Day#PeanutClusterDay
March 8National Proofreading Day#NationalProofreadingDay
March 8National No Smoking Day#nationalnosmokingday
March 9National Barbie Day#NationalBarbieDay
March 9National Crabmeat Day#NationalCrabMeatDay
March 9National Get Over it Day#NationalGetOverItDay
March 9National Meatball Day#NationalMeatballDay
March 9World Kidney Day#WorldKidneyDay
March 10Landline Telephone Day#LandlineTelephoneDay
March 10National Blueberry Popover Day#BlueberryPopoverDay
March 10National Mario Day#NationalMarioDay
March 10National Pack Your Lunch Day#PackYourLunchDay
March 10National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day#WomenGirlsHIVAIDSAwarenessDay
March 11Johnny Appleseed Day#JohnnyAppleseedDay
March 11National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day#FuneralDirectorMorticianAppreciation
March 11National Promposal Day#PromposalDay
March 11Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day#OatmealNutWafflesDay
March 11Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day#RegisteredDietitianNutritionistDay
March 11Worship of Tools Day#WorshipOfToolsDay
March 12Girl Scout Day#NationalGirlScoutDay
March 12National Alfred Hitchcock Day#AlfredHitchcockDay
March 12National Baked Scallops Day#BakedScallopsDay
March 12National Plant a Flower Day#PlantAFlowerDay
March 13Earmuff Day#EarmuffDay
March 13National Coconut Torte Day#NationalCoconutTorteDay
March 13National Good Samaritan Day#GoodSamaritanDay
March 13National Jewel Day#NationalJewelDay
March 13National K9 Veterans Day#NationalK9VeteransDay
March 13National Napping Day#NappingDay
March 13National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day#OpenAnUmbrellaIndoorsDay
March 14Learn About Butterflies Day#LearnAboutButterfliesDay
March 14National Children’s Craft Day#ChildrensCraftDay
March 14National Potato Chip Day#NationalPotatoChipDay
March 14National Write Your Story Day#WriteYourStoryDay
March 14National Pi Day#PiDay
March 15Everything You Think is Wrong Day#EverythingYouThinkIsWrongDay
March 15Ides of March#IdesOfMarch
March 15National Pears Helene Day#NationalPearsHeleneDay
March 15National Shoe the World Day#NationalShoeTheWorldDay
March 15National Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Day#SBDCDay
March 15Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action#TakeDownTobacco
March 16Absolutely Incredible Kid Day#AbsolutelyIncredibleKidDay
March 16Freedom of Information Day#FreedomOfInformationDay
March 16National Artichoke Hearts Day#ArtichokeHeartsDay
March 16National Everything You Do is Right Day#EverythingYouDoIsRightDay
March 16National Panda Day#NationalPandaDay
March 17Corned Beef and Cabbage Day#CornedBeefAndCabbageDay
March 17Submarine Day#SubmarineDay
March 18Awkward Moments Day#AwkwardMomentsDay
March 18National Biodiesel Day#NationalBiodieselDay
March 18National Corn Dog Day#NationalCornDogDay
March 18National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day#LacyOatmealCookieDay
March 18National Quilting Day#NationalQuiltingDay
March 18National Sloppy Joe Day#NationalSloppyJoeDay
March 18National Supreme Sacrifice Day#SupremeSacrificeDay
March 19Certified Nurses Day#CertifiedNursesDay
March 19Let’s Laugh Day#LetsLaughDay
March 19National Chocolate Caramel Day#ChocolateCaramelDay
March 19National Poultry Day#NationalPoultryDay
March 20French Language Day#FrenchLanguageDay
March 20International Day of Happiness#DayOfHappiness
March 20National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day#NativeHIVAIDSAwarnessDay
March 20National Ravioli Day#NationalRavioliDay
March 20Spring Equinox#springequinox
March 20Vernal Equinox Day#vernalequinox
March 20Proposal Day#ProposalDay
March 20World Storytelling Day#WorldStorytellingDay
March 21National Ag Day#NationalAgDay
March 21National California Strawberry Day#CaliforniaStrawberryDay
March 21National Common Courtesy Day#CommonCourtesyDay
March 21National Countdown Day#321Day
March 21National Fragrance Day#NationalFragranceDay
March 21National French Bread Day#NationalFrenchBreadDay
March 21National Single Parents Day#NationalSingleParentDay
March 21World Down Syndrome Day#WorldDownSyndromeDay
March 21World Forestry Day#WorldForestryDay
March 21World Poetry Day#WorldPoetryDay
March 21World Social Work Day#WSWD
March 22National Bavarian Crepes Day#BavarianCrepesDay
March 22National Goof Off Day#NationalGoofOffDay
March 22National Sing Out Day#SingOutDay
March 22World Water Day#WorldWaterDay
March 23National Chia Day#NationalChiaDay
March 23National Chip and Dip Day#NationalChipAndDipDay
March 23National Melba Toast Day#NationalMelbaToastDay
March 23National Puppy Day#NationalPuppyDay
March 23Near Miss Day#NearMissDay
March 23World Meteorological Day#MeteorologicalDay
March 24National Cheesesteak Day#NationalCheesesteakDay
March 24National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day#ChocolateCoveredRaisinDay
March 24World Tuberculosis Day#WorldTbDay
March 25National Lobster Newburg Day#LobsterNewburgDay
March 25National Medal of Honor Day#MedalOfHonorDay
March 25National Tolkien Reading Day#TolkienReadingDay
March 26National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day#MakeUpYourOwnHolidayDay
March 26National Nougat Day#NationalNougatDay
March 26National Spinach Day#NationalSpinachDay
March 26Purple Day – International Epilepsy Day#PurpleDay
March 27International Scribble Day#ScribbleDay
March 27National Joe Day#NationalJoeDay
March 27National Spanish Paella Day#SpanishPaellaDay
March 28American Diabetes Association Alert Day#AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay
March 28Children’s Picture Book Day#ChildrensPictureBookDay
March 28Eat an Eskimo Pie Day#EatAnEskimoPieDay
March 28National Black Forest Cake Day#BlackForestCakeDay
March 28National Something on a Stick Day#SomethingOnAStickDay
March 28National Triglycerides Day#NationalTriglyceridesDay
March 28National Weed Appreciation Day#WeedAppreciationDay
March 28Respect Your Cat Day#RespectYourCatDay
March 29Manatee Appreciation Day#ManateeApprecicationDay
March 29National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day#LemonChiffonCakeDay
March 29National Little Red Wagon Day#LittleRedWagonDay
March 29National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day#MomPopBusinessOwnersDay
March 29National Vietnam War Veterans Day#VietnamWarVeteransDay
March 29Smoke and Mirrors Day#SmokeAndMirrorsDay
March 30National Doctors Day#NationalDoctorsDay
March 30National I Am in Control Day#NationalIAmInControlDay
March 30National Virtual Vacation Day#VirtualVacationDay
March 30Pencil Day#PencilDay
March 30Take a Walk in the Park Day#TakeAWalkInTheParkDay
March 30Turkey Neck Soup Day#TurkeyNeckSoupDay
March 31National Bunsen Burner Day#NationalBunsenBurnerDay
March 31National Clams on the Half Shell Day#ClamsOnTheHalfShellDay
March 31National Crayon Day#NationalCrayonDay
March 31National Farm Workers Day#FarmWorkersDay
March 31National Prom Day#NationalPromDay
March 31National Tater Day#NationalTaterDay
March 31World Backup Day#WorldBackupDay
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Sources:
timeanddate.com, nationaldaycalendar.com, en.wikipedia.org, holidayscalendar.com, nationaltoday.com, checkiday.com, brownielocks.com

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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

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To access the list of holidays for every month in 2023 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.


The month of April 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 monthlyweekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!

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