March 2023 Calendar
Embrace the fresh perspective that a change of season brings. Our March 2023 briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights, and marketing resources to help you plan for the big thaw.
March 2023 Holidays & Observances
|National Women's History Month||#womenshistorymonth|
|Irish American Heritage Month||#irishamerican|
|National Craft Month||#nationalcraftmonth|
|1||W||🌎||Zero Discrimination Day||#zerodiscriminationday|
|National Peanut Butter Lover's Day||#PeanutButterLoversDay|
|2||Th||National Read Across America Day||#ReadAcrossAmerica|
|Nineteen-Day Fast (March 2 - 20)||#19dayfast|
|3||F||🌎||World Wildlife Day||#WorldWildlifeDay|
|National Day of Unplugging||#NationalDayOfUnplugging|
|National Employee Appreciation Day||#EmployeeAppreciationDay|
|4||Sa||National Grammar Day||#NationalGrammarDay|
|6||M||National Dentist's Day||#DentistsDay|
|Purim - Jewish||#purim|
|7||Tu||National Cereal Day||#NationalCerealDay|
|National Be Heard Day||#NationalBeHeardDay|
|8||W||🌎||International Women's Day||#BeBoldForChange|
|National Proofreading Day||#NationalProofreadingDay|
|9||Th||Popcorn Lovers Day||#PopcornLoversDay|
|World Kidney Day||#WorldKidneyDay|
|10||F||National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day||#NWGHAAD|
|National Pack Your Lunch Day||#NationalPackYourLunchDay|
|11||Sa||World Plumbing Day||#WorldPlumbingDay|
|National Worship of Tools Day||#WorshipOfToolsDay|
|12||Su||National Girl Scout Day||#GirlScoutDay|
|13||M||National Napping Day||#NationalNappingDay|
|14||Tu||Potato Chip Day||#NationalPotatoChipDay|
|15||W||World Contact Day||#worldcontactday|
|World Consumer Rights Day||#WCRD2021|
|16||Th||National Freedom of Information Day||#FreedomOfInformationDay|
|17||F||St. Patrick's Day||#StPatricksDay|
|World Sleep Day||#WorldSleepDay|
|Red Nose Day||#RedNoseDay|
|18||Sa||Holi - Hindu||#holi|
|Awkward Moments Day||#NationalAwkwardMomentsDay|
|19||Su||Hola Mohalla - Sikh||#holamohalla|
|National Let's Laugh Day||#NationalLetsLaughDay|
|20||M||🌎||International Day of Happiness||#InternationalDayofHappiness|
|🌎||French Language Day||#frenchlanguageday|
|Spring Equinox||#springequinox #FirstDayofSpring|
|World Storytelling Day||#WorldStorytellingDay|
|World Oral Health Day||#WOHD|
|21||Tu||🌎||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 (March 21 - 27)||#WorldAgainstRacism|
|22||W||🌎||World Water Day||#WorldWaterDay|
|23||Th||🌎||World Meteorology Day||#worldmeteorologyday|
|National Puppy Day||#NationalPuppyDay|
|Ramadan - Islamic (Mar. 23 - Apr. 21)||#Ramadan|
|24||F||🌎||World Tuberculosis Day||#worldtuberculosisday|
|🌎||International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims||#righttothetruth|
|25||Sa||🌎||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|
|Tolkien Reading Day||#TolkienReadingDay|
|International Waffle Day||#internationalwaffleday|
|Earth Hour Day||#EarthHour|
|26||Su||National Spinach Day||#NationalSpinachDay|
|Khordad Sal - Zoroastrian||#khordadsal|
|28||Tu||American Diabetes Association Alert Day||#AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay|
|National Take a Walk in the Park Day||#NationalWalkInTheParkDay|
|Rama Navami - Hindu||#RamaNavami|
|31||F||Transgender Day of Visibility||#TDOV|
|Cesar Chavez Day||#cesarchavezday|
|World Backup Day||#WorldBackupDay|
|🇺🇸||United States Federal Holiday|
|🌎||United Nations Observance|
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 17th in 2022. 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...
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 2023 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:
- 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.