March 16

The Daily Holidays in 2023 that occur on March 16, consist of:

  • March 16, 2023 marks the celebration of Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, which falls on the third Thursday in March.
  • National Black Press Day.
  • Companies that prioritize employee well-being Day – March 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in March).
  • Curlew Day.
  • March 16, 2023 marks Freedom of Information Day, a significant date that coincides with the birthday of James Madison.
  • Goddard Day.
  • National Lip Appreciation Day.
  • National Day of Artichoke Hearts.
  • National All Your Actions are Correct Day.
  • National Farm Rescuer Day – March 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in March).
  • International Panda Day.
  • Selfie-Free Day.
  • Citrus Fruits Day – March 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in March).
  • St. Urho’s Day.
  • The Weekly Holidays in 2023, which encompass March 16, are:

  • Brain Awareness Week, which falls on March 12-18, 2023 (the second week of March),
  • The Birthday Week of Campfire USA, occurring from March 12-18, 2023 (the second complete week in March), commemorates the establishment of Campfire USA on March 17, 1910.
  • Girl Scout Week – March 12-18, 2023 (Second Week of March – Week that consistently includes March 12th).
  • The Global Week of Brain Awareness – March 13-19, 2023.
  • Lent – February 22 – April 8, 2023 (Commences on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday).
  • Celebrate Chocolate – (The campaign begins every year on February 15 and concludes on Easter, which falls on April 9, 2023).
  • MS Awareness Week, which falls on March 12-19, 2023, is observed during the second full week of March.
  • National Bubble Gum Week – March 12-18, 2023 (Second Full Week of March).
  • The National Green Week, occurring from February 5 to April 30, 2023, is an enthralling occasion for people of different age ranges. (The event commences on the initial complete week of February and continues until the end of April.)
  • National Week for Employment of Older Workers – March 12-18, 2023 (Second Full Week of March).
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week – March 12-18, 2023 (Third Week of March).
  • The National Science & Engineering Week, occurring from March 10th to March 19th, 2023 (beginning on the Friday of the first full week in March).
  • The period from March 12-18, 2023, referred to as National Sleep Awareness Week (which commences with Daylight Savings Time), holds great importance in spreading consciousness regarding sleep.
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Awareness Week – March 13-17, 2023.
  • Orthodox Lent – February 22 – April 8, 2023 (Commences on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday).
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week – March 12-18, 2023.
  • Week of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – March 12-17, 2023 (Commencing on the second Sunday in March for a duration of 6 days).
  • Turkey Vultures Come Back to the Living Sign – March 11-17.
  • International Women’s Week – March 12-18, 2023 (Second Full Week of March).
  • The week of March 12-18, 2023, known as World Glaucoma Week, falls on the second full week of March.
  • The Monthly Holidays in 2023 that include March 16 are:

    Please check out our March Holidays page to see all the holidays that are celebrated throughout the entire month of March. We have included many monthly holidays here as well.


  • A webpage for each holiday will be available soon and linked above.
  • Every year, the holiday occurs on the identical day. Alternatively, if a date is a movable holiday, which varies annually, I will mention the year in addition to the date rule above.
  • Festivals and Events Around the Globe (Arranged by Date)

  • The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, scheduled from February 28 to March 19, 2023, in Houston, TX.
  • Nome to Anchorage from miles 1,000 running Alaska in Trail Iditarod the on Race Dogsled A – 4-19, March – Race Iditarod.
  • The March 11-19, 2023 Indiana Flower and Patio Show in Indianapolis, IN.
  • The AKC National Agility Championship will take place from March 16th to 19th, 2023.
  • Zodiac Sign

    The Zodiac Sign for March 16 is Pisces.

    Flower Associated with Each Month of Birth

    The March birth flower(s) are:

  • The Jonquil, more commonly referred to as Daffodil or Narcissus.
  • The symbolism of the Daffodil is companionship and household joy.
  • Birthstone

    The aquamarine and the bloodstone are the Birthstone(s) for March.

    Well-known Birthdays

  • 1751 – James Madison, an American statesman, the fourth President of the United States (d. 1836).
  • 1912 – Pat Nixon, American First Lady (1969-1974) and wife of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States (d. 1993).
  • 1926 – Jerry Lewis, an American humorist.
  • 1949 – Victor Garber, Canadian performer (Alias, Titanic).
  • 1954 – Nancy Wilson, an American musician, vocalist, and performer (Heart).
  • In 1961, Todd McFarlane, a Canadian comic book artist and writer known for his work on Spider-Man and Spawn, was born.
  • In 1967, Lauren Graham, an American performer known for her roles in “Gilmore Girls” and “Parenthood,” was born.
  • In 1991, Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang eventually becomes the bass player in Van Halen, replacing his father. Wolfgang is the son of Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie Van Halen’s wife.
  • Notable Passings

  • Ten people, including road manager and members of Reba McEntire’s Country band, were killed when their private jet crashed just north of the Mexican border in California in 1991.
  • In 2003, Ronald Ferguson, the father of Sarah, Duchess of York (born in 1931),
  • In 2016, Frank Sinatra, Jr., An American vocalist, composer, conductor, and performer (born in 1944).
  • Notable Wedding Ceremonies and Separations

  • In 2002, entertainer Liza Minnelli got married to producer David Gest, with Michael Jackson serving as the Best Man and Elizabeth Taylor as the Maid of Honor.
  • In 2006, American actor Richard Dreyfuss marries Svetlana Erokhin.
  • Daily Quote

    Reba McEntire’s sixteenth album, Heart Broken My For, which was released in October 1991, won the Favorite Country Album award at the 1993 American Music Awards. The album contained songs that expressed Reba’s love, loss, and sorrow. It was dedicated to her band members who tragically lost their lives in a plane crash in 1991.

    Daily Recipe or a Tip for a Healthy Eating Habit

    National Nutrition Month, which takes place in March, is designed to draw attention to the importance of making informed choices about the food we eat and developing sound eating habits. If you are not following a healthy diet, it is crucial to find out more about processed foods and the impact they can have on your health. On March 16th, the Day of Healthy Diet Habits, Kerry provides some information about processed foods.

    Historical Events of Today

  • In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan arrives at the Philippines.
  • In 1802, a law was signed to establish West Point, the United States Military Academy in New York.
  • In 1861, the Arizona Territory decides to secede from the Union.
  • In 1881, the Barnum & Bailey Circus makes its first appearance.
  • In 1882, the treaty establishing the Red Cross was ratified by the US Senate.
  • In 1915, the Federal Trade Commission is established.
  • In 1916, the United States and Canada signed a treaty regarding migratory birds.
  • In 1934, the Migratory Bird Conservation Act is passed by Congress.
  • In 1935, Hitler commands the rearmament of Germany, breaking the Versailles Treaty.
  • In 1939, Germany takes control of Czechoslovakia.
  • In 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima concluded (during World War II), however, there were still small pockets of Japanese resistance remaining.
  • In 1955, President Eisenhower supports the utilization of nuclear weapons in the event of a conflict.
  • In 1968, Robert Kennedy declares his candidacy for the presidency.
  • 1988 – Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • In 1995, Mississippi officially ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the final state to endorse the eradication of slavery.
  • In 2006, the UN General Assembly voted to create the UN Human Rights Council.
  • In 1929, Black Monday witnessed a crash that exceeded the largest single-point decline in history, with the DJIA plunging by 2,997.10 in 2020.
  • Music Highlights of the Day

  • In 1964, the Beatles set a U.S. Record with over 2 million advance sales of their song “Can’t Buy Me Love”.
  • In 1965, The Last Time by The Rolling Stones reaches the top spot on the charts in the United Kingdom.
  • In 1974, Barbra Streisand’s album, The Way We Were, reaches the top spot.
  • In 2010, Abba, Genesis, and The Hollies were honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Sports Events of the Day

  • In 1876, Nelly Saunders and Rose Harland engage in the first-ever female boxing match in New York.
  • In 1991, Kristi Yamaguchi won the World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Munich.
  • In 1994, Tonya Harding confesses to committing a serious assault on Nancy Kerrigan.
  • In 1996, Mike Tyson defeats Frank Bruno in the 3rd round to acquire the Heavyweight championship.
  • Daily Vocabulary Highlight from Wiktionary

    Hoping You Have an Amazing Day Today!