March Health (and etc.) Observations


Happy March, everyone!

Here in the desert, we are enjoying the chilly aftermath of our first winter rain this season. And the weeds will rejoice! Speaking of rejoicing, I thought it would be fun to give everyone something to celebrate over the next month with many of the health-related and just plain fun and goofy national observances. Below is a pretty extensive (but not exhaustive!) list of observances for the month, for the weeks, and the days in March.

It’s time to celebrate!

National Day Observances

1 Endometriosis Day or Wear Yellow Day
1 National Peanut Lovers Day
1 World Compliment Day
2 Daughters’ and Sons’ Day
2 Dr. Seuss Day
1 National Frozen Food Day
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
3 NEA’s Read Across America Day
6 World Book Day
7 Employee Appreciation Day
7 National Cereal Day
7-8 National Day of Unplugging
8 International Women’s Day
8 International Working Women’s Day
9 Daylight Savings Time Begins (one hour ahead)
10 Napping Day
10 Salvation Army Day
10 National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
12 Registered Dietitian Day
13 World Kidney Day
14 World Sleep Day
16 Freedom of Information Day
17 St. Patrick’s Day
17 National Irish Coffee Day
17 Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day
18 Forgive Mom and Dad Day
19 Goddess of Fertility Day
20 Companies That Care Day
20 National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
20 Ostara (Spring Equinox)
20 Snowman Burning Day
20 Vernal Equinox (Spring)
21 Brain Injury Awareness Day
21 National Day of Action On Syringe Exchange
21 World Down Syndrome Day
24 International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for Dignity of Victims
24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
24 World Tuberculosis Day
25 American Diabetes Association Alert Day
25 Old New Year’s Day
25 Pecan Day
26 Spinach Day
29-30 National Day of Unplugging
29 National Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
30 Doctors Day
31 Bunsen Burner Day
31 Cesar Chavez Day

National Week Observances

1-7 Universal Human Beings Week
2-8 National Consumer Protection/Patient Safety Awareness Week
2-8 National Pancake Week
2-9 National Sleep Awareness Week
2-8 Save Your Vision Week
3-7 National School Breakfast Week
7-11 National Youth Violence Protection Week
8-14 National Procrastination Week
8-14 Universal Women’s Week
10-16 International Brain Awareness Week
11-17 World Salt Awareness Week
16-22 American Chocolate Week
16-22 Health Information Professionals Week
16-22 National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness & Prevention Week
17-23 Wellderly Week
17-21 Flood Safety Awareness Week
23-29 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week
23-29 National Tsunami Preparedness Week
24-30 Meat Free Week
24-28 National LGBT Health Awareness Week
March 30– April 5 Root Canal Awareness Week

National Month Observances

American Red Cross Month
Bell Peppers and Broccoli Month
Berries and Cherries Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Child Life Month
Colic Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Different sponsor from  National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Month
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Deaf History Month (March 13-April 15)
Employee Spirit Month
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
Exotic Winter Fruit & Leeks and Green Onions Month
International Listening Awareness Month
International Women’s Month
Malignant Hypertension Awareness & Training Month
National Athletic Training Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
National Color Therapy Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (different sponsor from Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)
National Ethics Awareness Month
National Essential Tremor Awareness Month
National Eye Donor Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
National March Into Literacy Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Social Work Month
Optimism Month
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Red Cross Month
Save Your Vision Month
Spiritual Wellness Month
Transgender Month of Action for Healthcare Equality
Trisomy Awareness Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month


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