There are daily holidays that may be relevant to small businesses throughout almost the entire month of March. If you want to make your company stand out, here’s a guide to many popular national days in March.
What Special Days are in March?
You can see a full list of March daily holidays below. Some of the top days to celebrate in March include St. Patrick’s Day, National Puppy Day, National Pancake Day, and Read Across America Day.
Why Should You Market Your Business In March?
Businesses should generally market offerings throughout the entire year. However, here are some specific reasons why March is a great time for various promotions:
- Tie offerings into a new season: March includes the first day of spring, which is seen as a new beginning for many. This may make certain products and services, like outdoor furniture or gardening, more relevant.
- Take advantage of increased foot traffic: in the Northern hemisphere, March is when it starts warming up enough for people to spend more time in busy downtown areas.
- Speed up the slow season: March is still part of winter, which is slow for many businesses. Interesting campaigns can give you something to focus on.
- Create special events or promotions: It can also be the perfect time to host unique events for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day.
- Use March national days in your marketing: See the full list below to create campaigns around specific observances.
Celebrate These March National Days
As you fill out your marketing plan for March, consider adding promotions, events, or posts that tie into various celebrations, like those featured on this March calendar.
Mar. 1 – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
Restaurants, bakeries, food bloggers, and markets can call attention to this much-loved ingredient with special promotions, recipes, or displays.
Mar. 2 – National Read Across America Day
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, bookstores and tutoring centers can host events or reading programs.
Mar. 3 – National Employee Appreciation Day
Make sure your team knows how much you value their contributions with gifts or a special message.
Mar. 4 – National Sons Day
Retail stores and experience-based businesses may launch promotions to encourage gift-giving or spending time with sons.
Mar. 5 – National Frozen Food Day
Grocery stores can launch promotions to highlight various frozen options. Or food influencers could use frozen ingredients in new recipes.
Mar. 6 – National Dentist’s Day
Dental practices can use this holiday to encourage engagement and patient loyalty by sharing more about their dentists.
Mar. 9 – International Women’s Day
All kinds of brands can call attention to the contributions of women and share how they’re supporting women in the workplace and beyond.
Mar. 10 – World Kidney Day
Health-related companies may share tips, while other brands could use this as an opportunity to highlight philanthropic efforts.
Mar. 12 – Daylight Savings
Remind followers on social media to change their clocks, or use them to highlight changing seasons.
Mar. 12 – Genealogy Day
Genealogy companies and tools that can be used for researching family history may benefit from this holiday.
Mar. 14 – National Children’s Craft Day
Kids’ brands can share craft projects online or offer specials on various materials.
Mar. 14 – Pi Day
In recognition of pi, the number 3.14, this holiday can be relevant to math tutoring brands, pie shops, or any company that sells circular products (since pi refers to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to diameter).
Mar. 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Shops can create special displays with green products. And restaurants and bars often host special events.
Mar. 19 – National Corn Dog Day
Grocery stores, food trucks, and vendors can all host specials on this day.
Mar. 21 – National California Strawberry Day
Growers, farmer’s markets, and farm-to-table vendors can share education about California strawberries.
Mar. 23 – National Puppy Day
Pet brands can encourage social media engagement, host adoption events, and offer specials for new puppy owners.
March. 25 – National Tolkien Reading Day
Bookstores can create special displays or host events to celebrate this author’s works.
Mar. 27 – National Spanish Paella Day
Restaurants and food bloggers may include specials or post unique recipes to share this popular food.
Mar. 28 – World Piano Day
Music stores and instructors could encourage more people to sign up for lessons or purchase equipment.
Mar. 29 – National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Small businesses of all types may use this opportunity to share a bit about their background.
Mar. 30 – National Doctor’s Day
Medical practices can share fun facts about their doctors, or even encourage gifts from other staff members.
March. 31 – National Prom Day
Dress and accessory shops may host try-on events or call attention to new inventory.
March National Weeks You Don’t Want To Miss
There are also several March weekly holidays that are observed for longer periods. Check out the full list below.
National Introverts Week
Celebrated the third full week of March, National Introverts Week aims to destigmatize introversion through education.
Telecommuter Appreciation Week
Share gifts or thank you messages with telecommuting employees during the week of March 3.
Read an eBook Week
Authors or booksellers may highlight their favorite titles during the first full week of March.
Fix a Leak Week
Plumbers can share the importance of their services from March 20 through 26.
National Physicians Week
Medical clinics get a whole week to share an appreciation for their physicians.
National Cleaning Week
Cleaning crews can highlight the importance of their services.
Don’t Forget These March Monthly Holidays
For longer marketing campaigns, there are also several monthly observances that you can tie in throughout all of March. Here are some options to consider.
Women’s History Month
It’s the month for sharing more about the contributions of women, especially in fields related to your business.
Irish American Heritage Month
Share Irish American historical facts and celebrations through all of March.
National Craft Month
Stores may offer craft tutorials or specials on various materials.
National Nutrition Month
Nutritionists and food brands can use this month to share tips and healthy recipes.
National Credit Education Month
Financial companies can share tips and resources to help consumers improve their credit scores.
What Is The Month Of March Known For?
March includes the start of Daylight Savings Time and the first day of spring. So it is often known as the beginning of a new season.
What Should A Small Business Post On Social Media In March?
There are plenty of March national days to post about on social media, including St. Patrick’s Day and Read Across America Day. See the full list below. It’s also the perfect time to create content surrounding spring.
Monthly Holidays in March
|Women's History Month|
|National Athletic Training Month|
|Irish American Heritage Month|
|National Craft Month|
|National Nutrition Month|
|National Credit Education Month|
|Asset Management Awareness Month|
|National Brain Injury Awareness Month|
|Endometriosis Awareness Month|
|Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month|
|National Sauce Month|
National Weeks in March
|February 27 - March 5||Telecommuter Appreciation Week|
|March 1 - 7||National Invest in Veterans Week|
|March 4 - 7||International Women's Week|
|March 5 - 11||Read an eBook Week|
|March 5 - 11||Dental Assistant Recognition Week|
|March 12 - 18||National Glaucoma Week|
|March 13 - 19||Fix a Leak Week|
|March 21 - 27||National Agriculture Week|
|March 25 - 31||National Physicians Week|
|March 26 - April 1||National Cleaning Week|
National Days in March
|Mar. 1||World Music Therapy Day|
|Mar. 1||National Peanut Butter Lover's Day|
|Mar. 2||Read Across America Day|
|Mar. 3||National Employee Benefits Day|
|Mar. 3||National Employee Appreciation Day|
|Mar. 3||National Day of Unplugging|
|Mar. 3||National Mulled Wine Day|
|Mar. 4||National Sons Day|
|Mar. 4||National Play Outside Day|
|Mar. 5||National Absinthe Day|
|Mar. 6||National Frozen Food Day|
|Mar. 6||National Dress Day|
|Mar. 6||National Dentist's Day|
|Mar. 7||National Cereal Day|
|Mar. 7||National Flapjack Day|
|Mar. 8||International Women's Day|
|Mar. 8||National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day|
|Mar. 8||National Proofreading Day|
|Mar. 9||National Meatball Day|
|Mar. 9||National Barbie Day|
|Mar. 10||National Pack Your Lunch Day|
|Mar. 11||World Plumbing Day|
|Mar. 12||National Working Moms Day|
|Mar. 12||Daylight Savings Time|
|Mar. 12||Plant a Flower Day|
|Mar. 13||National Jewel Day|
|Mar. 14||Pi Day|
|Mar. 14||National Children's Craft Day|
|Mar. 14||National Potato Chip Day|
|Mar. 14||Internation Day of Mathematics|
|Mar. 15||National Equal Pay Day|
|Mar. 16||National Curl Crush Day|
|Mar. 16||Absolutely Incredible Kids Day|
|Mar. 17||St. Patrick's Day|
|Mar. 17||National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day|
|Mar. 18||Global Recycling Day|
|Mar. 18||National Quilting Day|
|Mar. 18||National Corn Dog Day|
|Mar. 18||National Biodiesel Day|
|Mar. 18||National Sloppy Joe Day|
|Mar. 19||International Clients Day|
|Mar. 19||National Backyard Day|
|Mar. 19||National Certified Nurses Day|
|Mar. 19||National Poultry Day|
|Mar. 19||International Read to Me Day|
|Mar. 20||First Day of Spring|
|Mar. 20||World Oral Health Day|
|Mar. 20||National Ravioli Day|
|Mar. 20||World Storytelling Day|
|Mar. 21||National Single Parent Day|
|Mar. 21||National Fragrance Day|
|Mar. 21||World Poetry Day|
|Mar. 21||International Colour Day|
|Mar. 22||National Goof Off Day|
|Mar. 23||National Puppy Day|
|Mar. 23||National Chip and Dip Day|
|Mar. 23||National Tamale Day|
|Mar. 24||National Cocktail Day|
|Mar. 24||National Cheesesteak Day|
|Mar. 25||Tolkien Reading Day|
|Mar. 26||National Spinach Day|
|Mar. 26||Epilepsy Awareness Day|
|Mar. 27||International Whisk(e)y Day|
|Mar. 28||World Piano Day|
|Mar. 29||National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day|
|Mar. 30||National Doctors Day|
|Mar. 30||National Virtual Vacation Day|
|Mar. 31||International Transgender Day of Visibility|
|Mar. 31||World Backup Day|
|Mar. 31||National Tater Day|
How Can You Promote Your Business In March Holidays?
First, check out the full list of March holidays above to find relevant holidays. Then create social media posts, email newsletters, or sales and promotions surrounding each holiday. While you are at make sure to also take a look at the National Day Calendar and Market Your Business With these National Days in January 2023 for more marketing opportunities.
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