March 2021

Embrace the fresh perspective that a change of season brings. Our marketing briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights and marketing resources to help you plan for the big thaw. 

July Calendar featured cherry pie

Photo offered for free use by Ales Krivec on Unsplash

March Holidays & Observances

National Women's History Month#womenshistorymonth
Irish American Heritage Month#irishamerican
National Craft Month#nationalcraftmonth
1M🌎Zero Discrimination Day#zerodiscriminationday
Nineteen-Day Fast (Mar 1-19)#19dayfast
National Peanut Butter Lover's Day#PeanutButterLoversDay
2TuNational Read Across America Day#ReadAcrossAmerica
3W🌎World Wildlife Day#WorldWildlifeDay
4ThNational Grammar Day#NationalGrammarDay
5FNational Employee Appreciation Day#EmployeeAppreciationDay
National Day of Unplugging#NationalDayOfUnplugging
6SaNational Dentist's Day#DentistsDay
7SuNational Cereal Day#NationalCerealDay
National Be Heard Day#NationalBeHeardDay
8M🌎International Women's Day#BeBoldForChange
National Proofreading Day#NationalProofreadingDay
10WNational Pack Your Lunch Day#NationalPackYourLunchDay
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day#NWGHAAD
11ThMaha Shivaratri#mahashivaratri
National Worship of Tools Day#WorshipOfToolsDay
12FNational Girl Scout Day#GirlScoutDay
Popcorn Lovers Day#PopcornLoversDay
14SuDaylight Savings#DaylightSavings
Potato Chip Day#NationalPotatoChipDay
Pi Day#PiDay
15MClean Monday#cleanmonday
National Napping Day#NationalNappingDay
World Consumer Rights Day#WCRD2021
16TuNational Freedom of Information Day#FreedomOfInformationDay
17WSt. Patrick's Day#StPatricksDay
18ThAwkward Moments Day#NationalAwkwardMomentsDay
19FNational Let's Laugh Day#NationalLetsLaughDay
20Sa🌎International Day of Happiness#InternationalDayofHappiness
🌎French Language Day#frenchlanguageday
Spring Equinox#springequinox #FirstDayofSpring
World Storytelling Day#WorldStorytellingDay
21Su🌎International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination#iderd
🌎International Day of Nowrúz#nowruz
🌎World Poetry Day#worldpoetryday
🌎World Down Syndrome Day#worlddownsyndromeday
🌎International Day of Forests#internationaldayofforests
🌎Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination (Mar 21-27)#WorldAgainstRacism
22M🌎World Water Day#WorldWaterDay
23Tu🌎World Meteorology Day#worldmeteorologyday
American Diabetes Association Alert Day#AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay
National Puppy Day#NationalPuppyDay
24W🌎World Tuberculosis Day#worldtuberculosisday
🌎International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims#righttothetruth
25Th🌎International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade#slavetradeabolition
🌎International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members#UNStaffMembers #PeaceForAll
Tolkien Reading Day#TolkienReadingDay
26FNational Spinach Day#NationalSpinachDay
Purple Day#PurpleDay
27SaEarth Hour Day#EarthHour
28SuPalm Sunday#palmsunday
Khordad Sal#khordadsal
Magha Puja#maghapuja
Passover (Mar 28 - Apr 4)#passover
29MHola Mohalla#holamohalla
30TuDoctor's Day#NationalDoctorsDay
National Take a Walk in the Park Day#NationalWalkInTheParkDay
31WEqual Pay Day#EqualPayDay
Transgender Day of Visibility#TDOV
Cesar Chavez Day#cesarchavezday
World Backup Day#WorldBackupDay
🇺🇸United States Federal Holiday
🌎United Nations Observance

About March

March is the 3rd month of the year and the first month of spring. For those in the north it brings the great thaw and along with it the promise of ice free walk ways.

Top Consumer Spending Events

According to the National Retail Federation (NRP) St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are the major events that drive consumer spending during the month. While we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, we’ve learned that enthusiasm for keeping our traditions and connections strong has only grown.

View the planners below for insights and resources:



6th largest consumer spending event of the year //Easter arrives on April 4th in 2021. It is observed with religious services commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and celebrated widely with egg decorating, Easter baskets, bunnies, egg hunts and family...

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

A top annual consumer spending event //St. Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast of St. Patrick, is a long standing cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on March 17th. It both commemorates Saint Patrick and celebrates the heritage and culture of the...

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March Symbology

Offer personalized birthday gifts by featuring March symbology.

  • March’s birthstones are the aquamarine and bloodstone.
  • Its birth flower is the daffodil.
  • The zodiac signs for the month of March are Pisces (fish)  until March 19 and Aries (ram) March 20 onwards.

Printable March Calendar

Click to download and print a PDF of the March calendar with all holidays and occasions listed above.

If you embed on your site, we simply ask for credit and a link back →  March Calendar by Annum. 

Regarding the Holidays and Occasions We Have Chosen

Our goal in creation of these calendars is to make marketing planning easier. So, in order to keep things simple we have chosen to focus on the top 12 consumer spending events as identified by the National Retail Federation; U.S. Federal Holidays; significant religious, ethnic, and cultural holidays that represent the diversity of the U.S. population as identified by ADL; and popular hashtag holidays that provide an opportunity for a natural business tie-in.

If you are interested in finding more occasions to commemorate here are a few resources:

Note that Bahá’í, Jewish, and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day and end at sundown on the date listed.

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