18 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in March
Beware the Ides of March, but feel free to go wild every other day in March—this month is full of fun offbeat holidays.
1. MARCH 3: WHAT IF CATS AND DOGS HAD OPPOSABLE THUMBS DAY
They would rule the world is what.
2. MARCH 4: NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY
The crowd who will care most about this holiday will also want to know that National Proofreading Day is just a few days later, on March 8.
3. MARCH 6: NAMESAKE DAY
March is apparently a huge month for offbeat name holidays, starting with Namesake Day.
4. MARCH 7: FUN FACTS ABOUT NAMES DAY
We're all about fun facts, so sure, let's celebrate Fun Facts About Names Day.
5. MARCH 8: UNIQUE NAMES DAY
From celebrity baby names to strange spellings to the straight-up made up, there's plenty of material to celebrate here.
6. MARCH 9: DISCOVER WHAT YOUR NAME MEANS DAY
OK, this is getting out of hand—let's move on.
7. MARCH 10: INTERNATIONAL BAGPIPE DAY
There are more than 130 different kinds of bagpipes played worldwide, and this is an international holiday to celebrate every single one.
8. MARCH 10: MARIO DAY
A day to celebrate people named MARio in the month of MARch. Yep, we're back to name holidays.
9. MARCH 10: NAMETAG DAY
What would we do at awkward social gatherings without them?
10. MARCH 11: MIDDLE NAME PRIDE DAY
Time to celebrate the names of those long lost relatives, or your parents' second choice, or your mom's maiden name.
11. MARCH 12: INTERNATIONAL FANNY PACK DAY
From grandparents to Normcore hipsters, this holiday spans generations.
12. MARCH 14: MOTH-ER DAY
Did you know that moth enthusiasts are pun-ey? They are.
13. MARCH 16: NO SELFIES DAY
Some people say you should never take selfies, but on March 16 you should officially not take selfies. This holiday is observed on the birthday of Philippe Kahn, the inventor of the cell phone camera and the first person to take a photo with one (a birth picture of his daughter in 1997).
14. MARCH 18: FORGIVE MOM AND DAD DAY
This could be you.
15. MARCH 23: NATIONAL PUPPY DAY
It's also National Tamale Day, which means March 23 might be the best day of the year.
16. MARCH 26: MAKE UP YOUR OWN HOLIDAY DAY
What are these people celebrating? It doesn't matter, this list wouldn't exist without random holiday celebrators like them.
17. MARCH 27: QUIRKY COUNTRY MUSIC SONG TITLES DAY
"You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly," "Drop Kick Me Jesus (Through The Goalposts Of Life)," and "Did I Shave My Legs For This?" are just a few of the song titles you can celebrate on March 27.
18. MARCH 31: INTERNATIONAL HUG A MEDIEVALIST DAY
Give a little love on this day to the historians and devotees who've pledged their lives to the Middle Ages.
Holidays found in Chase's Calendar of Events 2016. All photos courtesy of iStock unless otherwise noted.