Spring Forward: March 2023 Holidays and Observances

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Color us excited! From the wearin’ of the green and more sunny fun to colorful Holi festivals and celebrating crayons, this month is the full spectrum of happy. 

It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out March holidays and observances and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. We’ve shared some ideas to help you celebrate. 

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Pieces (February 19-March 20)

Aries with symbol

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Special Days in March  

Grab your calendar and a notepad. For your personal list of notes to write and cards to send, think about:


Time to stock up?

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Purim begins at sundown on March 6.

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March 8 is International Women’s Day.

March Holidays and Observances  

All of March

Women’s History Month


March 1

World Compliment Day


Black Women Appreciation Day


March 3

Caregiver Appreciation Day


National Employee Appreciation Day

National Day of Unplugging

Want some ideas for keeping your day device-free? Try these:


March 6

Purim begins at sunset (Jewish)


March 7

Purim ends at sunset (Jewish)


March 8

International Women’s Day


Holi begins at sundown (Hindu)


National Proofreading Day

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Daylight Saving Time begins March 12.

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Pi Day is March 14.

March 10

Popcorn Lover’s Day


March 12

Daylight Saving Time begins


March 13

National Napping Day


March 14

Pi Day

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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is March 16.

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St. Patrick’s Day is March 17.

March 16

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day


March 17

St Patrick’s Day


March 18

National Awkward Moments Day


March 19

National Let’s Laugh Day

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March 20 is the first day of Spring.

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Ramadan begins on March 22.

March 20

First Day of Spring


March 21

World Poetry Day


March 22

Ramadan begins (Islam)


National Goof Off Day


March 23

National Puppy Day

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International Transgender Day of Visibility is March 31.

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National Crayon Day is March 31.

March 26

National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day


March 30

National Doctor’s Day


March 31

International Transgender Day of Visibility


National Crayon Day


World Backup Day

More Ideas for March  

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St. Patrick’s Day Quick and Easy Recipes

Whether you’re planning a party or just celebrating with family, these 4 recipes will enhance your luck. No blarney! Rainbow Crunch, Happy Lepre-cones, Green Clover Pretzels and Leprechaun’s Lucky Hat Cheese Ball.

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What to Write in a Birthday Card

Occasionally you feel like the card you picked pretty much has your message covered and now you’re stumped for something to write inside. Not to worry. The Hallmark writers have your back. Check out some ideas, from sincere to hilarious, to add to that birthday card before you put it in the envelope.

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Helpful Tips on Gift Wrapping

What the heck? Someone used up all the tape and didn’t tell you? We feel you. Watch this video on how to wrap a gift WITHOUT TAPE. It’ll still look great. We promise.

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Welcome Spring to Your Doorstep

Show Old Man Winter the way out with this adorable wreath that you can make in an afternoon. Think an afternoon of crafting sounds amazing? Well then, hop to it!

March Celebration Planner  

Download this March Celebration Planner page to help you keep all your special moments organized. IT’S FREE!

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Digital Wallpapers  

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Download your free March 2022 digital wallpapers below, illustrated by a Hallmark artist.