Category: March 02



    On March 2nd, World Teen Mental Wellness Day aims to normalize conversations and dismantle stigmas around teen mental health issues.


    According to the American Psychological Association, Gen Z has the worst mental health of any generation. However, teens are dedicated to making a difference. According to YPulse, 64 percent of Gen Z say they want to achieve a healthier lifestyle for overall happiness, including a stronger self-care routine. Also, 94 percent consider mental health very important to their well-being. Ultimately, raising awareness about mental health and the importance of self-care can help improve an entire generation’s mental wellness.


    • Hollister encourages teens around the world to use March 2nd as an opportunity to practice self-care.
    • It’s a day to be kind to themselves.
    • Remember that, while social media might portray a different story,  it’s okay to not be okay.
    • Help disrupt the teen mental wellness stigma.
    • Share your story or how you’re recharging on Instagram and Twitter with #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay.


    In 2020, Hollister founded World Teen Mental Wellness Day––the first day dedicated to observing teen mental wellness. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on March 2nd, annually.

    About the Hollister Confidence Project

    The Hollister Confidence Project is a 365-days-a-year people-powered initiative dedicated to helping all teens worldwide feel their most confident, comfortable and capable. The Hollister Confidence Fund gives grants to nonprofit groups and projects focused on areas including teen mental health, equity for young Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC), safety & inclusion for LGBTQ+ youth, anti-bullying efforts & sustainability.  To learn more, visit

    Teen Mental Wellness

    Q. What are some coping skills that teens can utilize?
    A. Anyone, including teenagers, can benefit from learning coping skills. Try these:

    • Deep breathing
    • Visualization
    • Physical activity
    • Creative pursuits
    • Building a network of friends
    • Being outdoors, in the sunshine and fresh air

    Q. Why are coping skills beneficial?
    A. Coping skills allow us to express our feelings in a constructive way. They also provide a positive outlet for us to process emotions and develop the skills to resolve conflict.

  • NATIONAL HOSPITALIST DAY – First Thursday in March


    National Hospitalist Day recognizes the contributions of more than 60,000 hospitalists nationwide on the first Thursday in March annually. Hospital medicine is one of the fastest-growing specialties in modern medicine, and those who practice it are known as hospitalists.


    Hospitalists manage patient care throughout their inpatient stay and have been proven to reduce readmissions while also serving as leaders in quality improvement and patient safety. Drs. Lee Goldman and Bob Wachter first coined the term “hospitalist” in a New England Journal of Medicine article in 1996.

    Today, hospitalists include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and practice administrators. They may be certified in a wide range of specialties, including internal medicine, family medicine and more. Hospitalists continue to drive improvement in care as they have for the last 20 years. Hospitalists’ careers can take many different paths, ranging from a member of a hospital executive team to an academic leader at a medical institution.

    Notable names in the specialty include former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, CMS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kate Goodrich and FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.


    Learn more about the hospital medicine specialty and how hospitalists are transforming patient care by visiting the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) website,

    On SHM’s website, you will find printable posters and flyers as well as shareable social media graphics on a dedicated National Hospitalist Day page, This page also features profiles of exceptional hospitalists from varied backgrounds making notable contributions to the specialty and to the healthcare landscape.

    On social media, use #NationalHospitalistDay and #HowWeHospitalist to recognize a hospitalist you know, share your success stories and reasons why you are proud to practice hospital medicine.


    In 2019, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) founded National Hospitalist Day to recognize the growing number of dedicated hospitalists around the country. SHM is the leading non-profit medical society serving the entire hospital medicine care team, and its mission is to promote exceptional care for hospitalized patients through education, advocacy, research, quality improvement initiatives, and more.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Hospitalist Day to be observed on the first Thursday in March annually.



    The calendar loves pie days and National Banana Cream Pie Day is no exception! On March 2nd, be sure to get your slice of one of America’s all-time favorite creampies.


    Remember, bananas are loaded with potassium!

    The traditional custard pie was modified into a recipe that resulted in the appetizing and flavorful banana cream pie. Dating back to the 19th century, banana cream pie found its way into recipe books. Today, recipes fill cookbooks and flood the internet for this yummy pie. In the 1950s, soldiers of the United States Armed Services ranked the banana cream pie as one of their favorites. 

    Banana and cream complement so many other flavors that bakers enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. Both chocolate and peanut butter pair well with bananas. Many other ingredients do as well. It should come as no surprise when exploring recipes when you discover the sheer number and variety to choose from. It’s a testament to just how much the banana cream pie is enjoyed and loved.


    • Make a banana cream pie.
    • Visit your favorite bakery or cafe for a slice of banana cream pie.
    • Try a new recipe.
    • Invite a friend to join you for a slice of pie.
    • Use #BananaCreamPieDay to post on social media.


    National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this sweet holiday. 

    Banana Cream Pie FAQ

    Q. How hard is banana cream pie to make?
    A. A banana cream pie can be made as simple as:

    • 1 box instant banana pudding  –  1 pkg cream cheese (softened)  –  2 large bananas – 1 container whipped topping – 1 graham cracker crust
    • Mix pudding with 1 1/2 cups milk, cool in the fridge until thickened. With a mixer, combine pudding and cream cheese until blended.  Slice bananas into graham cracker crust.  Spoon pudding mixture over bananas and top with whipped topping.  Chill for at least 2 hours.  Enjoy!!

    March 2nd Celebrated History


    Carnegie Steel Company and Federal Steel Company merge creating United States Steel Corporation.


    King Kong premieres in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall. Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, it starred Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot.


    ABC broadcasts the Academy Awards ceremonies for the first time. Viewers tuned in to see their favorite movie stars receive their Oscars, including host Jack Benny, Jennifer Jones for Best Actress in The Song of Bernadette, and Paul Lukas for Best Actor in Watch on the Rhine.


    Sony and Phillips introduced the compact disc to the United States for the first time.

    March 2nd Celebrated Birthdays

    Susanna Salter – 1860

    On April 4, 1887, the people of Argonia, Kansas, elected Susanna Salter as their mayor. She was the first woman elected as mayor in the United States and had more than just a little understanding of politics.

    Theodor Geisel – 1904

    The American children’s author wrote and illustrated books under the name Dr. Seuss. Some of his popular books include The Sneeches and Other Stories, The Cat and the Hat, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    Desi Arnaz – 1917

    The Cuban-born American actor is best known for producing the I Love Lucy television show alongside his wife Lucille Ball. The successful series broke several television taboos during its six years and garnered a record viewership, too.

    Mikhail Gorbachev – 1931

    The Russian Soviet politician was instrumental in ending the Cold War. In 1990, he received the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Simon Estes – 1938

    The American baritone opera singer has performed around the world. His roles have included Carter Jones in Gunther Schuller’s The Visitation, Ramfis in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, and the Dutchman in The Flying Dutchman.

    John Irving – 1942

    The best-selling American author knows how to add a plot twist to his novels. He’s been doing it since The Water-Method Man, but critics first took notice when he published The World According to Garp.

    Karen Carpenter – 1950

    The talented Grammy-winning artist is known for the song “(They Long to Be) Close to You” and her tragically short life.

    John Francis Bongiovi Jr. – 1962

    Known as Jon Bon Jovi, he formed the band Bon Jovi in 1983. Their hit albums have included Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, and These Days.

    Notable Mentions

    Jennifer Jones – 1919
    Mark Dean – 1957
    Daniel Craig – 1968


    Always observed on March 2nd, National Old Stuff Day gives notice to all that old stuff and encourages you to try something new. Well, maybe not ALL the old stuff, but some of it. It’s a day to break out of the old routines and experience new ones.


    We have all heard the saying, “same old, same old.” Well, this is the day to do things differently. There is no limit to how you can change up your day. Take a moment to recognize the things that you do each day. Is there a better, more efficient way? Examine the route you take to work. Evaluate how you fold laundry. Perhaps there’s an improved way of cleaning windows. 

    Maybe it’s just a way to brighten your day or someone else’s day. Whatever it is, strive to make the day new, not the same old day it was yesterday.


    • Approach the day with a new attitude.
    • Consider alternatives to each of the choices you make each day. Is there a better or equal alternative?
    • Try making a new choice when available.  
    • Use an old item for a new use.
    • Look at things from a new perspective.
    • Throw out all you know about something and relearn it all anew
    • Take something old and freshen it up – clean it, paint it, fix it, give it a haircut
    • Order a small instead of a large.
    • Visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for Old Stuff projects and lessons.
    • Use #NationalOldStuffDay to post on social media.


    Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Old Stuff Day.

    Old Stuff FAQ

    Q. Can anyone celebrate Old Stuff Day?
    A. Yes. The observance is about the objects in our lives and the actions we take every day. Anyone can take a look at this day and find a way to study their old stuff.

    Q. I think my old stuff is pretty cool. Could it be collectible?
    A. It’s possible. And even if it’s not, remember the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

    Q. Are there any books about old stuff?
    A. Sure. A lot of books ARE the old stuff!

  • NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY (DR. SEUSS DAY) – March 2 (If On Weekend, Nearest School Day)


    Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The annual event is part of Read Across America, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. Since the event is designed to encourage reading in children and is fostered through the schools, when March 2nd lands on a weekend, the day is observed on the closest school day. 

    #ReadAcrossAmericaDay #DrSeussDay

    This motivational and awareness day calls all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading. It encourages them to read where ever they are. Great ways to inspire reading in children include:

    • Keep books everywhere you spend time. Put them in the car, in every room of the house, and tuck them in backpacks and purses. Make them easily accessible. 
    • Visit the library often. Knowing how to use the library and learning the benefits of a library fosters a love of reading as well as genuine respect for the services libraries provide.
    • Get caught reading. Children imitate what they see the adults around them do. Whether they see you read a magazine, newspaper, or novel, let them know reading is the cool thing to do. 
    • Read to your children. No matter their age, reading aloud strengthens their vocabulary and language skills. It also opens up opportunities for discussion. 
    • Have your children read to you, too. You never know what you might learn!


    • Pick up an interesting book and read it.
    • More importantly, read with a child. 
    • Join your library.
    • Attend a book reading. 
    • Read a book you’ve been meaning to read. 
    • Read a book you’ve read before. You may discover that it has a new meaning to you since you last read it. 
    • Try reading aloud, even if it is just to yourself. It will make great practice for reading to children. (Hint, hint.)
    • Visit the National Day Calendar® Classroom for ways to incorporate National Read Across America Day into your classroom.
    • Use #ReadAcrossAmericaDay or #DrSeussDay to post on social media.

    For adults, here are a couple of recommendations for books:


    The first National Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998.

    Read Across America FAQ

    Q. Where can I find books for Read Across America Day?
    A. Books are very accessible today. You can find books at:

    • Your local library – A lending library offers more than books. They provide access to music, films, newspapers, and magazines.
    • Schools – Similar to a public library, school libraries offer a variety of books and media for students.
    • New and used bookstores – If you can’t find what you’re looking for, they may be able to order it for you.
    • Neighborhood little libraries – Although they are small, they offer easy access to books for all ages.
    • Mobile libraries – These libraries on wheels bring books to your neighborhood on a weekly or monthly basis.
    • Online bookstores – These bookstores sell new and used books on every subject.
    • Digital books – Many classic books can be found free online.

    Q. Who can participate in the day?
    A. Anyone! Public figures, schools, parents, students, and organizations all join the celebration with an enthusiasm for reading.