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Mario Day

Celebrate Mario Day with a jump-tastic adventure! Join Mario and his pals on an epic quest to save the princess and enjoy classic gaming fun.
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March 10
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate Mario Day on March 10! This day is dedicated to the iconic video game character, Mario. He has been around since 1981 and was created by Shigeru Miyamoto for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Since then, he has become a worldwide phenomenon and one of the most recognizable characters in gaming history. So let's get together with friends and family to honor this beloved figure on his special day!

History of Mario Day

Mario Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mario's First Appearance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mario, originally known as "Jumpman", made his debut in the arcade game Donkey Kong developed by Nintendo.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Super Mario Bros. Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The original Super Mario Bros., the first game where Mario is the central character, was released for NES, becoming an instant hit.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Super Mario World</div><div class='timeline-text'>Super Mario World was launched for the SNES platform, introducing Yoshi and setting new standards for platform games.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Super Mario 64 Released</div><div class='timeline-text'>Super Mario 64, Nintendo 64’s flagship game, was launched, marking Mario's first 3D platforming experience.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Super Mario Galaxy Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>Super Mario Galaxy was released for the Wii console, featuring new game mechanics and space as a thematic element.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mario Day Declared</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nintendo officially recognizes March 10 as Mario Day due to the date's visual similarity to the name "Mario" (MAR10).</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Mario Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play Mario games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether you choose to play the classic Super Mario Brothers, Super Mario Maker 2, or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a day dedicated to Mario is the perfect day for some casual gaming.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Mario movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you don't feel like playing games, why not watch one? The Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993 is a classic, or you can check out the 2019 live action movie featuring Bowser and his minions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a walk in a Mario costume</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>It's time to show your love of Mario by dressing up as your favorite character and going for a walk around town. You could even challenge your friends to do the same and make it a themed walk.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a Mario cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Who doesn't love cake? Find a fun recipe online and make yourself an edible version of your favorite plumber. You can make it extra special with some creative decorations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Mario party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bring together all of your friends who are also fans of the franchise and have a party dedicated to Mario. You can compete in some video game tournaments or even recreate some of the iconic levels from the games.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Mario Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Endless entertainment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Mario has been around for over 30 years, and with each new game he just keeps getting better. His platforming gameplay is endlessly entertaining, featuring an abundance of obstacles, enemies and power ups to give fans hours upon hours of fun!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Amazing visual style</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only are Mario games loads of fun to play, but they also have a vibrant visual style that makes them pleasing to the eye. From the iconic 8-bit art style of the original titles to the more modern 3D rendered graphics of recent games, it's hard not to be impressed by how great these games look.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Excellent music & sound effects</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The soundtrack for Mario's games is some of the most memorable in gaming history. From classic tunes like 'Ground Theme' to more modern fare like 'Good Egg Galaxy', it's easy to find yourself humming along as you complete levels! Plus, there are all sorts of quirky sound effects like coin pickups and item collectibles that add an extra layer of delightfully crunchy audio goodness.</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Hidden Facts about Mario Day

Mario Day FAQs

When is Mario Day?

Mario Day is celebrated on March 10 every year. In 2024, Mario Day will occur on a Sunday.

Mario Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Mar 10

Friday

2024

Mar 10

Sunday

2025

Mar 10

Monday

2026

Mar 10

Tuesday

2027

Mar 10

Wednesday

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