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

  • National Fruit Compote Day
  • National Horse Protection Day
  • National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • National Pig Day
  • Pancake Tuesday a.k.a. Pancake Day (IHOP), Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras
  • Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD)
  • World Compliment Day
  • United Nations: Zero Discrimination Day

March 2

  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • National Egg McMuffin Day
  • National Old Stuff Day
  • National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
  • World Teen Mental Wellness Day

March 3

  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • National Anthem Day
  • National Cold Cuts Day
  • National Hospitalist Day 
  • National I Want You to be Happy Day
  • National Mulled Wine Day
  • Soup It Forward Day
  • World Book Day (UK)
  • United Nations: World Wildlife Day (different from National Wildlife Days celebrated on Feb. 22nd & September 4th)
  • WHO: World Hearing Day

March 4

  • National Dress in Blue Day
  • USA and Canada: National Employee Appreciation Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Hug a G.I. Day
  • National Pound Cake Day
  • National Sons Day
  • National Speech and Debate Education Day
  • March Forth and Do Something Day
  • Marching Music Day
  • World Obesity Day

March 5

March 6

  • National Dentist’s Day
  • National Dress Day
  • National Frozen Food Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day 
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

March 7

  • National Be Heard Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • National Flapjack Day

March 8

  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day
  • United Nations: International Women’s Day

March 9

  • National Barbie Day
  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Get Over it Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
  • No Smoking Day

March 10

  • International Bagpipe Day
  • Mario Day
  • National Blueberry Popover Day
  • National Pack Your Lunch Day
  • National Ranch Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
  • Popcorn Lover’s Day
  • World Kidney Day

March 11

  • National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day
  • National Johnny Appleseed Day
  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • National Promposal Day
  • World Plumbing Day
  • National Worship of Tools Day

March 12

  • National Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • National Baked Scallops Day
  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Plant a Flower Day
  • National Working Moms Day #workingmomsday
  • World Day Against Cyber Censorship

March 13

  • National Coconut Torte Day
  • National Earmuff Day
  • National Good Samaritan Day
  • National Jewel Day
  • National K9 Veterans Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • USA: Daylight Savings

March 14

  • International Day of Mathematics
  • National Children’s Craft Day
  • National Learn About Butterflies Day
  • National Napping Day
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • National Write Down Your Story Day
  • Pi Day #nationalpiday #piday

March 15

  • Ides of March
  • National Everything You Think is Wrong Day
  • National Shoe the World Day
  • World Consumer Rights Day
  • World Contact Day

March 16

  • Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • National Artichoke Day
  • National Curl Crush Day
  • National Freedom of Information Day
  • National Panda Day
  • No Selfies Day
  • World Social Work 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 Parent 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
  • UK: Mother’s 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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