March 1, 2021

National Employee Appreciation Day

National Employee Appreciation Day is a secular holiday celebrated on the first Friday in March. The day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee and creates and opportunity for employers to thank their employees for their hard work and effort.

National Umbrella Month

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: "We most often think of an umbrella as something that protects us from the rain. However, its shade can protect us from the hot sun, too. The English word umbrella came from Italian ombrella, which itself is taken from Latin umbella, literally, 'little shade.' Umbella is derived from umbra, meaning 'shade' or 'shadow.' "

National Peanut Month

Peanuts belong to the legume family, which also includes beans and lentils.

National Flour Month

Whether it's whole grain, whole wheat, or all-purpose, March is the month to celebrate one of our basic ingredients.

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

National Credit Education Month

Credit Professionals International and the Credit Education Resources Foundation sponsor National Credit Education Month every March to remind consumers of the importance of developing the skills needed to manage their finances efficiently and effectively.

National Craft Month

According to the Craft and Hobby Association, crafting can reduce stress, build self-esteem, increase physical dexterity, improve concentration, and enhance health and mental wellness. During National Craft Month, stores are encouraged to provide exciting opportunities for friends and family to spend time creating items that provide both joy and fulfillment.

National Caffeine Awareness Month

National Caffeine Awareness Month is a health campaign sponsored annually by the Caffeine Awareness Alliance. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed decisions regarding caffeinated products.

National Women’s History Month

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month in perpetuity. National Women's History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

Zero Discrimination Day

"Zero Discrimination Day is an opportunity to join together against discrimination and celebrate everyone's right to live a full and productive life with dignity. Gender, nationality, age, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, language or any other status should never be a reason to discriminate". Visit for more information.

National Horse Protection Day

According to, National Horse Protection Day was founded in 2005 by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist/Advocate, Colleen Paige to bring light to the plight of horses in America and beyond - and help the thousands of unwanted horses in this country to find forever homes.

National Pig Day

National Pig Day, often celebrated in the Midwest, was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave. In honor of the pig, there are events at zoos, schools, and sporting events, as well as "pig parties" where pork delicacies are served.

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

Peanut butter is a spread made primarily from ground dry roasted peanuts with varying taste and texture.

National Fruit Compote Day

Fruit compote is a dessert made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. It may be seasoned with vanilla, lemon or orange peel, cinnamon sticks or powder, cloves, other spices, ground almonds, grated coconut, candied fruit, or raisins.