March 1 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Heroes' Day Paraguay National Holiday
Patriots' Day Mongolia Observance
Zero Discrimination Day - International (Awareness & Cause, United Nations)
Independence Movement Day South Korea National Holiday
St. David's Day Multiple [Show] Observance
Self-Injury Awareness Day - International (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
Martisor (first day of spring) Moldova Observance
Independence Day Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Holiday
St. David's Day Multiple [Show] Observance
World Compliment Day - Unofficial (Appreciation & Honor)
Plan a Solo Vacation Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Lifestyle)
Baba Marta Bulgaria Observance
Mărțișor Romania Observance
Yap Day Micronesia Local Holiday
Day of the Balearic Islands Spain (Balearic Islands) Local Holiday
National Pig Day - Unofficial (Animals)
Women's History Month - Monthly
National Dadgum That’s Good Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Fruit Compote Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Horse Protection Day - Unofficial (Animals)
Lavity Stoutt's Birthday British Virgin Islands Public Holiday
Remembrance Day Marshall Islands Public Holiday
Republic Day Switzerland (Neuchâtel) Common Local Holiday
National Invest In Veterans Week - Unofficial (Appreciation & Honor)
Will Eisner Week - Unofficial (Education & Reading)
National Cheerleading Week - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Sports)

Historical Events on March 1

  • 1562: The French Wars of Religion officially start when 63 Huguenots are murdered in Wassy, France.
  • 1565: Rio de Jeneiro is founded as a city on this day.
  • 1628: According to writs issued in February of 1628, today is the date that all towns must pay a ship tax in England. Previously only seaport towns had to pay a ship tax.
  • 1642: Georgeana, Massachusetts is officially incorporated as a city. This city – which is now known as York, Maine – is considered to be the oldest incorporated city in the U.S.
  • 1692: Tituba, Sara Good and Sara Osborne are brought in front of Salem Village’s local magistrate. This would be the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials.
  • 1781: The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress.
  • 1790: The first census audit in the U.S is authorized.
  • 1793: During the French Revolutionary War, the Battle of Aldenhoven begins.
  • 1815:S President James Madison signs into law Georgetown University’s congressional charter.
  • 1836: Delegates from almost 60 Texas communities meet at a convention convened in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas to debate about becoming independent from Mexico.
  • 1845: The Republic of Texas officially starts on its road to becoming a U.S state when United States President John Tyler signs a bill that allows the U.S to annex it.
  • 1867: Nebraska enters the United States as the 37thS. State. The name of Lancaster, Nebraska is changed to Lincoln and is made the state capital of the state.
  • 1872: Yellowstone National Park is found and becomes the first national park in the entire world.
  • 1881: The Minnesota State Capitol burns to the ground.
  • 1893: The first public demonstration of radio is given by Nikola Tesla in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.

Famous Birthdays on March 1

  • Polish composer and pianist, Frédéric Chopin is born in 1810.
  • English architect Augustus Pugin is born in 1812.
  • English author Jim Crace is born in 1946.
  • Canadian-American actor and composer, Alan Thicke is born in 1947.
  • American singer-songwriter, Kesha is born in 1987.
  • Canadian singer-songwriter, Justin Bieber is born in 1994.

Mardi Gras


Maundy Thursday


Father’s Day

Eid al-Adha

Bastille Day