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National March First Day

March into National March First Day with excitement and enthusiasm! This day marks the beginning of a new month, so let's make it count.
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Get ready to kick off the month of March with a bang on National March First Day! This day celebrates the beginning of a new season, as well as the start of many exciting events and holidays throughout the month. It's also known as "Saint David's Day" in Wales, where they honor their patron saint with parades and festivities. And did you know that March 1 was also declared as National Peanut Butter Lover's Day in 2019? So whether you're enjoying the first signs of spring or indulging in your favorite peanut butter treat, this day is definitely something worth celebrating!

History of National March First Day

National March First Day Dates

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Saint David's Day Tradition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Saint David's Day tradition in Wales dates back to the 16th century where the day is marked with parades and festivities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1849</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Minnesota Territory Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>On March 1, the Minnesota Territory was established, being an important event celebrated in the state's history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1872</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Yellowstone</div><div class='timeline-text'>Yellowstone National Park was created on March 1, marking the first national park in the U.S.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1912</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Alabama Emancipation Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>On March 1, Emancipation Day in Alabama is celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Peanut Butter Lover's Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>March 1 was declared as National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, adding another reason to celebrate on this day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National March First 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'>Host a March First Day party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends and family over to celebrate the start of March with a festive party. Decorate with green and gold, serve traditional Irish dishes, and have some fun activities like making leprechaun traps or playing Irish themed games.</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'>Visit a local parade or festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities hold parades or festivals to celebrate March First Day. Look up events in your area and attend one to soak up the festive atmosphere and learn more about the holiday's history and traditions.</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'>Wear green and gold</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get into the spirit of March First Day by wearing green and gold. You can go all out with a full outfit or simply add some green accessories like hats, scarves, or jewelry.</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'>Try an Irish-inspired recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get in the kitchen and whip up a traditional Irish dish or put an Irish twist on a classic recipe. Some ideas could include corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, or shepherd's pie.</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'>Learn about Irish culture</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn about Irish culture and history. You could watch a documentary, read a book, or visit a local Irish cultural center to gain a deeper understanding of the holiday and its significance.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National March First 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'>It's the start of a new month</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>March First marks the beginning of a new month, which means a fresh start and new opportunities. It's the perfect time to set goals, make plans, and get organized for the next 31 days. It's also a reminder to celebrate the little things in life!</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'>Spring is just around the corner</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For those who have been enduring a long winter, March First brings hope that spring is on its way. As the days get longer and the weather starts to warm up, it's the perfect time to start planning outdoor activities and enjoy nature.</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'>It's International Wheelchair Day</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On top of marking the start of a new month, March First is also recognized as International Wheelchair Day. This day celebrates wheelchair users and raises awareness about accessibility rights and issues. It's a reminder to appreciate the things we often take for granted, like the ability to walk and move freely.</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts About National March First Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>March First Marks the Start of Meteorological Spring </h3><p class='facts-content'>In meteorology, the seasons are divided according to the annual temperature cycle. Hence, March 1st is considered the first day of meteorological spring in the Northern Hemisphere.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It's the Day of Mahashivaratri in India</h3><p class='facts-content'>March 1 is also recognized as Mahashivaratri, a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>March First Coincides with Multiple Independence Days</h3><p class='facts-content'>Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates its Independence Day on March 1, marking its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. South Korea also observes its Independence Movement Day — a public holiday commemorating the nation's declaration of independence from Japanese rule.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Pig Day is Celebrated on March First</h3><p class='facts-content'>This holiday was created in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave to celebrate the intelligence and versatility of pigs. It encourages awareness of pigs as intelligent, domesticated animals.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It's the Day of Saint Eudocia</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the Eastern Orthodox Church, March 1 is also recognized as the feast day of Saint Eudocia, a pious Christian who was known for her benevolent acts towards the church and the city of Heliopolis.</p></div></div>

National March First Day FAQs

When is National March First Day?

National March First Day is celebrated on March 1 every year. In 2024 National March First Day will occur on a Friday.

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