March 3, 2018

National Anthem Day


On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional act making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official national anthem of the United States. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was composed by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814, after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.

National I Want You to be Happy Day


On this day, people are encouraged to do something to put a smile on someone's face.

National Cold Cuts Day


Cold cuts are cooked or cured (lunch) meats, such as turkey, roast beef, or ham, that have been cut into thin slices.

National Mulled Wine Day


Mulled wine is a heated beverage of European origins usually made with red wine along with various spices, fruits, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus, vanilla, anise, cloves, raisins or pears.

World Wildlife Day


On December 20, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. According to Wildlifeday.org, the official website of the holiday, the biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss as well as overgrazing, farming, development, poaching and trafficking.