March 23, 2021

World Meteorological Day

Since 1961, World Meteorological Day has commemorated the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization and the essential contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society. Each year, the celebrations focus on a theme of topical interest. Visit for more information.

National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day, established in 2006, is meant to celebrate puppies, promote the adoption of orphaned puppies, and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills.

National Melba Toast Day

Melba toast is a dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast, often served with soup and salad or topped with either melted cheese or pate. It is named after Dame Nellie Melba, the stage name of Australian opera singer Helen Porter Mitchell.

National Near Miss Day

On March 23, 1989, a large asteroid traveling at 46,000 miles per hour, passed through Earth's orbit less than 400,000 miles away. Our planet had been at that point only six hours earlier. National Near Miss Day commemorates this accident that was just barely avoided.

National Chip and Dip Day

Chips used include potato chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, bean chips, vegetable chips, pita chips, or plantain chips.