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.
March Holidays & Observances
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:
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...
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...
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.
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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:
- Full list of United Nations International Days, Weeks, Years, Decades
- National Day Calendar tracks nearly 1500 national days, weeks, and months
- National Today has a search function to find days that align with your brand and category
Note that Bahá’í, Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day and end at sundown on the date listed.
Stay focused and on schedule with your marketing efforts.