UpdatedUpdated February 2017

MARCH


SPECIAL DAYS AND WEEKS
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AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH Picture of a Red Cross
Learn the history of the American Red Cross and Clara Barton its founder.

ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME Gospel Musical Note
The Gospel Music Hall of Fame is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan,
and is dedicated to the preservation and education of Gospel music.

ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S AIR and SPACE MUSEUM Women's Air And Space Museum Picture
The International Women's Air & Space Museum" opened in 1986 in Centerville, Ohio.

ANNIVERSARY OF FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI Logo
Learn all about the FBI. Visit the FBI Kid's and Youth Page.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Shamrocks
Information about Ireland from A-Z.

MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH Animated Musical Notes
Information Music in our Schools Month.
Some fun music trivia for kids.

NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH Pictures of Crafts
Crafts and Projects for special days during the year.

NATIONAL NOODLE MONTH Several kinds of noodles
Learn all about noodles - history and types.

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH Good Nutrition
Learn about food and nutrition - Games and Activities. Take a quiz about nutrition.

NATIONAL UMBRELLA MONTH Picture of Umbrella
History of the umbrella.

NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY MONTH National Womens History Project
Information about National Womens History Month

1 - NATIONAL PIG DAY picture of a pig
This day was set aside by a teacher in Texas to recognize pigs.
Here are some crafts & activities about pigs.

1 - ANNIVERSARY OF PEACE CORPS Peace Corps Emblem
On this day in 1961 the Peace Corps was established.

3 - NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY U.S. Flag
Learn the history of the National Anthem.
Fill in the missing words to the song.

6 - ANNIVERSARY OF INVENTION OF TELEPHONE - 1862 Alexander Graham bell with telephone
History of the telephone. Visit the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum, home to the largest collection of telephone memorabilia in the world.

7 - NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY Pancake being flipped in pan
Learn about Pancake Day and pancakes around the world. IHOP has a special offer on this day.

9 - Barbie's Birthday Picture of Barbie courtesy of Dallas News
A history of Barbie.

9-15 - NATIONAL WILDLIFE WEEK Picture of United States
Information about National Wildlife Week.
Visit Ranger Rick for games and outdoor stuff.

10 - ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST U.S. PAPER MONEY - 1862 Dollar Bills
History of U.S. paper money.

11 - Purim Purim Picture
Purim is a Jewish holiday and starts at sunset on this day.
It celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from a plot to annihilate them.

11 - JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY Picture of an Apple
Read the story of Johnny Appleseed.
Do some apple activities.

11 - NEW STAMP Picture of 9/11 Stamp
On this day in 2002 the United States Post Office dedicated a "United We Stand" stamp
in memory of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

11 - ANNIVERSARY OF BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS - 1824 Picture of Native American
Information about the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

11 - ANNIVERSARY OF CAMPFIRE USA (originally Campfire Girls) Campfire Girl Logo
History of the Campfire Girls

12 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS Picture of Animated Clock
The history of Daylight Savings Time.
Set clocks ahead one hour.

12-18- GIRL SCOUT WEEK Girl Scout Logo
Learn about the Girl Scouts and Juliette Low.

13 - UNCLE SAM FIRST APPEARED Picture of Uncle Sam
Learn the history of Uncle Sam.

14 - POTATO CHIP DAY picture of potato chip
Learn the history of potato chips the favorite snack food of Americans.

14-16 - BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WEEK Picture of Boys & Girls Club Sign
Boys & Girls Club Week celebrates the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
a national organization of local chapters which provide after-school programs for young people.

15 -THE IDES OF MARCH Ides of March
History of the calendar and the Ides of March.

16 - ANNIVERSARY OF WEST POINT West Point Logo
On this day in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point was established by Thomas Jefferson.

17 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY Shamrocks
History of St. Patrick's Day. Here are some activities for this day.

17 - RUBBER BAND INVENTED picture of rubber bands
The rubber band was patented in England on this day in,1845 by Stephen Perry.
Find out all about about rubber bands - history and how they are made.

18 - BIRTHDAY OF SPARKY Picture of Sparky
Play some games with Sparky the Fire Dog

19 - ANNIVERSARY OF STANDARD TIME ACT Picture of U.S. Time Zones
On this day in 1918, the U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time.

21 - NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DAY Picture of farmer
Information about National Agriculture Day. Visit a farm online.

20 - BIRTHDAY OF BIG BIRD Picture of Big Bird
Big Bird is on the Sesame Street Program and has been featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp.
Do some Big Bird crafts.

20 - ANNIVERSARY OF APPEARANCE OF SYLVESTER THE CAT Picture of Sylvester the Cat
Read the story of Sylvester the Cat.

20 - SPRING BEGINS The word Spring
Spring begins today.

17 - Tutankhamun tomb unsealed Picture of Tutankhamun
On this day in 1923, the burial chamber of Tutankhamun was unsealed.

17 - 911 Phone system began Picture of 911
On this day in 1968, the first 911 emergency phone system went into service.

20 - Cherry Blossom Festival Picture of Cherry Trees
Festival begins today and celebrates the planting of the first 2 of 3,000 cherry trees in Washington, D.C. in 1912.

20-26- AMERICAN CHOCOLATE WEEK picture of cocoa bean
Some places celebrate a National Chocolate Week.
The history of Chocolate goes back to before the discovery of America.

25 - NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY Picture of Medal of Honor
History of the National Medal of Honor.

29 - SUN-EARTH DAY Picture of Earth and Sun
This year the theme for Sun-Earth Day is "Solar Max-Storm Warnings".

31 -FIRST MAP OF THE U.S. PRINTED picture of early U.S. map
In 1784 the first map of the United States was published. See it and other maps of the country.

31 - ANNIVERSARY OF USAF ACADEMY - 1954 USAF Logo
History and information about the United States Air Force Academy.

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