March 8 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Women's Day
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
International Women Day
Cambodia Public Holiday
International Women's Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Turkmen Woman's Day
Turkmenistan Public Holiday
Women´s Day
Colombia Observance
Mothers' Day
Multiple [Show] Observance
International Woman's Day
Angola Public Holiday
Mothers' Day/International Women's Day
North Macedonia Observance
Revolution Day
Syria Public Holiday
Nari Dibas
Nepal Public Holiday
International Women’s Day
- Weird
National Oregon Day
- Weird
National Peanut Cluster Day
- Weird
National Proofreading Day
- Weird
Day off for National Heroes and Benefactors Day
Belize Public Holiday
Lavity Stoutt's Birthday observed
British virgin islands Public Holiday
Commonwealth Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Labour Day
Australia (Victoria) Common State Holiday
Eight Hours Day
Australia (Tasmania) Common State Holiday
Adelaide Cup
Australia (South Australia) State Holiday
Canberra Day
Australia (Australian Capital Territory) State Holiday
Taranaki Anniversary Day
New zealand (Taranaki) Local Holiday
Independence Day observed
Ghana Public Holiday

Historical Events on March 8

  • 1702: Queen Anne become the Queen regnant of England, Ireland and Scotland.
  • 1775: An article published in the American colonies called “African Slavery in America” is published by an anonymous writer. This article is the first one to call for the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of slaves.
  • 1782: Almost 100 Native Americans who had just converted to Christianity are killed in Gnadenhutten, Ohio by Pennsylvania militiamen. They’re killed in retaliation for raids that were performed by other Native American tribes.
  • 1862: The Naval Battle of Hampton Roads starts during the American Civil War.
  • 1916: During World War I, British forces try to lift the Siege of Kut at the Battle of Dujaila but fail.
  • 1917: The cloture rule is adopted by the U.S Senate to limit filibusters.
  • 1937: The Battle of Guadalajara starts during the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1942: An ultimatum to surrender is delivered to Dutch East Indies Governor General Jonkheer Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer during WWII.
  • 1942: Rangoon, Burma is seized from the British by Japanese forces during WWII.
  • 1979: The CD (compact disc) is demonstrated for the public by the Philips Company for the very first time.
  • 1983: United States President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an “Evil Empire” during a speech at a convention to U.S Evangelicals.
  • 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears on its trip to Beijing. 239 people were on-board.

Famous Birthdays on March 8

  • Irish Pirate Anne Bonny is born in 1702.
  • English physician John Fothergill is born in 1712.
  • American inventor Josephine Cochrane is born in 1839.
  • American actress Claire Trevor is born in 1910.
  • American author and playwright, Douglass Wallop is born in 1920.
  • American actor Alan Hale, Jr. is born in 1921.
  • American tattoo artist Katherine von Drachenberg is born in 1982.
  • French race car driver Nicolas Armindo is born in 1982.

Bastille Day

Eid al-Adha

VJ Day