Many people who care about their social media presence and really want to get results plan their content ahead. And when they start planning the content for a certain week or month, they start by looking at the calendar for any important days that they should keep in mind. This is when the social media holidays enter the picture. Social media holidays can be about awareness or about celebrating something we love, but most importantly they are always great conversation starters and make for engaging content. When planning your content calendar, pick out a few interesting holidays that you think suit your brand and niche and write them down in your calendar, before you start planning the “filler” posts that could be posted on any day.

This March, there is A LOT to celebrate, so finding interesting “hashtag holidays” to observe should be easy. How about making sure you don’t snooze on World Compliment Day, National Meatball Day, or National Napping Day this year? Some of our other personal favorites include International Day of Happiness, National Puppy Day and National Get Over It Day. Also, don’t forget about St. Patrick’s Day if you feel even a bit Irish – at least in spirit!

For restaurants, bakeries and other food-related brands there are several food holidays to observe, such as National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, National Oreo Cookie Day and National Ravioli Day. If you’ve always been intrigued by mathematics, how about celebrating Pi Day? Those with green thumbs might want to plant a flower on National Plant a Flower Day.

Need more content ideas? If you would like to have ideas for the whole year, Angie Gensler’s Social Media Content Calendar is the product for you. She has compiled ideas for each day of the whole year in one place. Her ideas are real time-savers and are perfect for a small businesses and personal brands.

Social Media Holidays in March

March 1

  • Self-injury Awareness Day
  • World Compliment Day
  • Christian Holiday: St. David’s Day
  • United Nations: Zero Discrimination Day
  • USA: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • USA: National Horse Protection Day
  • USA: National Pig Day
  • Bulgaria: Baba Marta

March 2

  • USA: National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • USA: National Old Stuff Day
  • USA: National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)

March 3

  • United Nations: World Wildlife Day (different from National Wildlife Days celebrated on Feb. 22nd & September 4th)
  • WHO: World Hearing Day
  • USA: National Mulled Wine Day
  • USA: National Anthem Day
  • USA: National Cold Cuts Day
  • USA: National I Want You to be Happy Day

March 4

  • USA: National Pancake Day (IHOP)
  • USA: National Pound Cake Day
  • USA: National Grammar Day
  • March Forth and Do Something Day
  • Marching Music Day

March 5

  • USA: National Day of Unplugging
  • USA and Canada: National Employee Appreciation Day (first Friday in March)
  • USA: National Salesperson Day
  • USA: National Absinthe Day
  • USA: National Dress in Blue Day

March 6

  • USA: National Dentist’s Day
  • USA: National Frozen Food Day
  • USA: National Oreo Cookie Day 
  • USA: National Dress Day

March 7

  • USA: National Be Heard Day
  • USA: National Cereal Day

March 8

  • United Nations: International Women’s Day
  • USA: National Proofreading Day
  • Canada: Commonwealth Day

March 9

  • USA: National Meatball Day
  • USA: National Crabmeat Day
  • USA: National Get Over it Day
  • USA: National Barbie Day

March 10

  • USA: National Mario Day
  • USA: National Pack Your Lunch Day
  • USA: National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
  • USA: National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

March 11

  • World Kidney Day
  • Muslim Holiday: Isra and Mi’raj
  • Muslim Holiday: Maha Shivaratri
  • USA: Worship of Tools Day
  • UK: No Smoking Day (second Wednesday in March)
  • Popcorn Lovers Day (second Thursday in March)

March 12

  • USA: National Girl Scout Day
  • USA: National Plant a Flower Day
  • USA: National Alfred Hitchcock Day

March 13

  • USA: National Jewel Day
  • USA: National Good Samaritan Day
  • USA: National K9 Veterans Day

March 14

  • International: Pi Day
  • USA: Daylight Savings
  • USA: National Children’s Craft Day
  • USA: Learn About Butterflies Day
  • USA: National Potato Chip Day
  • UK: Mother’s Day
  • Luxembourg: Pretzel Sunday (Bretzelsonndeg)

March 15

  • World Consumer Rights Day
  • Ides of March
  • USA: National Napping Day

March 16

  • Freedom of Information Day
  • World Social Work Day
  • Panda Day
  • USA: No Selfies Day
  • USA: National Everything You Do is Right Day

March 17

  • International: St. Patricks Day
  • USA: Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • USA: National Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Day

March 18

March 19

  • USA: National Let’s Laugh Day
  • USA: National Poultry Day
  • USA: National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • USA: National Certified Nurses Day
  • Australia: National Ride2School Day

March 20

  • International Day of Happiness
  • World Storytelling Day
  • Northern Hemisphere: 1st Day of Spring (Spring Equinox)
  • Southern Hemisphere: March Equinox (Autumn Equinox)
  • United Nations: French Language Day  🇫🇷
  • USA: National Corn Dog Day
  • USA: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • USA: Proposal Day
  • USA: National Ravioli Day
  • USA: National Quilting Day

March 21

  • International Day of Nowruz (Persian New Year)
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • United Nations: International Day of Forests 
  • United Nations: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • USA: National California Strawberry Day
  • USA: National Single Parents Day
  • USA: National French Bread Day
  • USA: National Fragrance Day
  • Australia: Harmony Day

March 22

  • United Nations: World Water Day
  • USA: National Goof Off Day

March 23

  • United Nations: World Meteorological Day
  • USA: National Ag Day
  • USA: National American Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • USA: National Chia Day
  • USA: National Chip and Dip Day
  • USA: National Puppy Day

March 24

  • United Nations: World Tuberculosis Day
  • United Nations: Right to Truth Day
  • USA: National Cheesesteak Day
  • USA: National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
  • USA: National Education and Sharing Day

March 25

  • United Nations: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Sweden, Norway and Denmark: Waffle Day (not to confuse with the US National Waffle Day celebrated on August 24th)
  • USA: National Tolkien Reading Day
  • USA: National Medal of Honor Day

March 26

  • Purple Day – International Epilepsy Day
  • USA: National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • USA: National Nougat Day
  • USA: National Spinach Day

March 27

  • International: Earth Hour
  • International: Scribble Day
  • Jewish Holiday: Passover Eve
  • USA: National Spanish Paella Day
  • USA: National Joe Day

March 28

  • Daylight Savings
  • Christian Holiday: Palm Sunday
  • Jewish Holiday: First Day of Passover
  • USA: National Black Forest Cake Day
  • USA: Respect Your Cat Day
  • USA: National Something on a Stick Day
  • USA: National Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

  • USA: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • USA: National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 30

  • World Bipolar Day
  • USA: National Doctor’s Day
  • USA: National I Am in Control Day
  • USA: National Pencil Day
  • USA: National Take a Walk in the Park Day
  • USA: National Virtual Vacation Day

March 31

  • World Backup Day
  • USA: Manatee Appreciation Day
  • USA: National Crayon Day
  • USA: National Prom Day
  • USA: National Tater Day

This was our list of social media holidays in March. We hope you found what you were looking for. If you think there’s an important holiday missing from our list, leave us a comment. Have a great day and happy content planning!

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