Category: March Month



    In March, Asset Management Awareness Month urges businesses and organizations to learn how improved asset and property management practices can contribute to the overall mission and revenue goals of their organization.

    Asset management is vital to any organization looking to grow its portfolio. No matter the kind of organization, the benefits of asset management are valuable:

    • Improved budgeting and planning
    • Increase efficiency
    • Decrease loss
    • Manage equipment and improve maintenece
    • Provide compliance with regulations

    Whether your organization owns, leases, or manufactures space shuttles, IT equipment, fleet vehicles, biological samples, or spare parts, good asset management practices provide value. They are also essential to running a successful business. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE #AssetManagementAwarenessMonth

    Asset Management Awareness Month is a perfect reminder for organizations to evaluate their asset management support. The month also encourages all organizations to consider the value of asset managmenet.  Participate in this awareness month in a variety of ways:

    • Attend free online webinars provided by the National Property Management Association (NPMA).
    • Watch YouTube videos.
    • Join and follow social media campaigns by using #AssetManagementAwarenessMonth.
    • Learn about asset management professionals.
    • Visit the NPMA calendar of events.

    Learn more about asset management and use #AssetManagementAwarenessMonth to share on social media.


    National Property Management Association (NPMA) founded Asset Management Awareness Month in 2015 to better inform organizations of resources and tools available to them to maximize their assets.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared Asset Management Awareness Month in 2016.



    Every March, the National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and other organizations come together to bring awareness through National Trisomy Awareness Month. The observance supports those with Trisomy conditions. While most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes, some have a condition that causes extra partial or full chromosomes in their cells. Those extra chromosomes can cause a range of health problems, learning difficulties as well as delays in physical development.
    You may not have ever heard of Trisomy, but you’ve probably heard of Down Syndrome, right? Well, Down Syndrome is essentially a form of Trisomy. Here’s a brief summary of the different types of Trisomy.
    1. Trisomy 21: Down Syndrome. About 1 in 700 babies born in the United States are born with Down Syndrome, and 6,000 babies total are born with it every year. Down Syndrome occurs when an individual has an extra copy of chromosome 21.
    2. Trisomy 18: Edwards Syndrome. This occurs in about 1 in 5,000 live-born infants in the United States, but many fetuses with Edwards Syndrome do not survive to term. Those that survive past their first year usually have severe intellectual disabilities.
    3. Trisomy 13: Patau Syndrome. Trisomy 13 occurs the least of all 3 types; about 1 in 16,000 newborns have it. Most infants with Trisomy 13 die in their first few weeks of life.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTrisomyAwarenessMonth

    For more information on National Trisomy Awareness Month, visit Use #NationalTrisomyAwarenessMonth to post on social media. Reach out to a family you know who has a child living with a form of Trisomy to spend a little time with them and learn more about what it’s like. Trisomy 21 (or Down Syndrome) kids are known to be some of the kindest, happiest, most joyful people in the world. Another way to observe National Trisomy Awareness Month is to teach others about Trisomy, and maybe even donate to the cause. If you want to donate money to the research of Trisomy, click here.


    In our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Trisomy Awareness Month.




    Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors, and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses, and government offices.

    In their roles, they provide support to people of all backgrounds, in our communities, and to employers. Their services are provided in crisis situations or when life creates roadblocks and uncertainty. They guide us through the obstacles and help lift us out of the potholes. Social workers provide a voice for equal rights for the weakest of us and connect us to resources when we are in need.

    Since social workers take on many roles, they are always in demand. Whether they provide their services to children, adults or families, social workers are highly trained and have earned at least a Bachelor of Social Work degree or higher.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSocialWorkMonth

    The month-long observance is an opportunity to learn more about social work careers and how social workers provide a vital service to every community. During the month:

    • Show your support for a social worker you know.
    • Consider a career in social work.
    • Learn about the different services provided by social workers.
    • Participate in a job fair.
    • Share why social work is important to you as a career or as a recipient of services.
    • Visit or honor the field of social work by using #NationalProfessionSocialWorkMonth.


    National Social Work Month was first organized in March of 1963 by National Association of Social Workers as a way to encourage public support for the profession. Then in 1984, a joint resolution of Congress was passed and was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan under Proclamation 5167 on March 22 as National Professional Social Work Month.


  • National Women’s History Month – March


    National Women’s History Month in March annually encourages us to honor the women who came before us and fought for equality among all races and genders.

    “Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.” -Mahatma Gandhi

    While America is full of influential women today, hundreds of women came before them, paving the way. Women’s History Month serves as a way to not only remember them but keep carrying their torch onward. There’s still work to do. During the month, International Women’s Day also celebrates the achievements of women from the past and present.

    Pioneering Women from History
    • In the 1800s, Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist who was born into slavery and escaped with her infant daughter. She later became known for her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech regarding racial inequalities in the year 1851 at an Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.
    • Louisa May Alcott worked in the mid-1800s to support her family and their financial difficulties, while she was just a young girl. She wrote one of the most famous novels in American history, “Little Women.”
    • Susan B. Anthony played a massive role in the women’s suffrage movement in 1878 when she and her friends presented an amendment to Congress that, if passed, would give women the right to vote. In 1920 it was ratified as the 19th amendment.
    • In the mid-1900s, Marguerite Higgins was a reporter and war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune during WWII, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War. She was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Correspondence.
    • Coretta Scott King played a crucial role in keeping alive the legacy of her husband, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., after his death. She started the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in 1968 after he was assassinated.
    • Rosa Parks was one of the most famous, influential women of the civil rights movement. In 1955, she refused to give up her seat in the “colored section” of a bus to a white man and got charged with civil disobedience. Today, she’s widely known as the “mother of the freedom movement.”
    • Sandra Day O’Connor is the only woman on this list who is still alive today. She is a lawyer, a celebrated judge, and was the first female justice on the Supreme Court from 1981-2006.

    The list goes on, and we could have you reading about strong, brave, powerful, and influential women for hours. These women and thousands more played prominent roles in getting women to where they are today.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #WomensHistoryMonth

    Take the time to learn more about women’s history this month. If you do, chances are it’ll help you truly understand and appreciate the strength and determination of women across the country over hundreds of years. Use # NationalWomen’s HistoryMonth or #WomensHistoryMonth to post on social media and show the world how you are celebrating! If you’re a teacher or professor, take some time this month to teach your students about women’s history. To this day, some people still don’t fully understand the leaps and bounds women have made in the United States.

    “I raise up my voice- not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” -Malala Yousafzai

    In 1777, all states passed a law that took away women’s rights to vote. In 1855, a black woman who was a slave was declared property with no right to defend herself against her master’s act of rape. By 1900, every state had passed legislation based on New York’s Married Women’s Property Act. This granted married women some control over their property and earnings. In 1947, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that women are equally qualified with men to serve on juries. Now, women can do so much more than being able to own their own property and serve on a jury. Women can vote, and women have voices, all thanks to those who fought for equality. Do your own research to learn about the rest in honor of National Women’s History Month!

    “The emancipation of woman will only be possible when woman can take part in production on a large, social scale, and domestic work no longer claims anything but an insignificant amount of her time.” -Friedrich Engels


    National Women’s History Month was established in 1987 as a way to celebrate women across the nation and their efforts to make the country, and world, a better place for women of all ages and races.


  • National Sauce Month – March


    National Sauce Month is an annual designation observed in March. This month, sauce it up! Throw a little extra sauce on some of your favorite meals and don’t guilt yourself for it. Whether you like it hot, mild, or somewhere in between, this is the perfect time to celebrate all things saucy and have some fun with it. Since sauce is so diverse, one kind of it or another can go on literally anything. And I mean anything. 

    Are you having eggs and sausage for breakfast but want something extra? Sauce. Hot sauce, syrup, salsa, you name it. It works. Enjoying a big salad for lunch? Of course, you can’t eat a salad without the best part – dressing! Aka, sauce. Ranch, thousand island, vinaigrette. The list goes on. Indulging in a big juicy steak with some potatoes and pasta on the side? You don’t need us to tell you to sauce it up. Last but not least, sweet sauce drizzled over ANY kind of dessert is one of the closest things to heaven we will ever experience on this planet.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSauceMonth

    Get sauced! Use #NationalSauceMonth to post on social media because let’s not beat around the bush here. There’s no such thing as too much sauce. Here’s a list of America’s favorite sauces for you to indulge in this month.

    1. Ketchup
    2. Mustard
    3. Barbecue Sauce
    4. Mayonnaise
    5. Aioli
    6. Tartar Sauce
    7. Remoulade
    8. Tomato Sauce
    9. Hollandaise Sauce
    10. Chocolate Sauce
    11. Alabama White Sauce


    Don’t get saucy with us! We’ve not been able to identify the founder of National Sauce Month.


  • National Noodle Month – March


    National Noodle Month is an annual designation observed in March. This has to be one of the tastiest months of the year. Who doesn’t love noodles?! This month incorporate noodles into all kinds of different meals. It doesn’t have to be the classic bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, either!

    The history of noodles is one you actually may not expect. When you think about this type of food, you probably think of Italian food. The Chinese, Arabs, and Italians have all claimed to have invented noodles, but most studies show that the oldest mention of noodles appears in a dictionary from the third century A.D. in China. These noodles, called mian pian, are still eaten in China. Of course, all shapes and sizes of noodles are now consumed worldwide. If you want an excuse to carb-load and indulge in this delicious comfort food, (which, let’s be honest, any excuse will do) now’s your time to get creative!

    National Noodle Month also takes place during National Flour Month. So it’s an excellent time to explore recipes and varieties of noodles.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNoodleMonth

    Use #NationalNoodleMonth to post on social media about your love for all things pasta! This month,

    • March 11th is National Meatball Day (enjoyed with noodles, of course).
    • Even though inexpensive instant noodles are not considered fancy (in the least) today, they were once sold as luxury.
    • If all you ate for an entire year was ramen noodles, you could survive, keep a full belly, and only spend $140 total.
    • Federal law says a noodle must contain 5.5% egg solids, or it can’t be called a noodle.
    • In Japan, it’s actually encouraged to slurp your noodles. So rather than seeming rude or sloppy, it shows that you thoroughly enjoy the meal.


    National Noodle Month was created by the National Pasta Association, a nonprofit organization.


  • National Frozen Food Month – March


    In March, National Frozen Food Month takes a look at all the ways frozen food can make life better. Not only is it convenient, but it can also make life healthier, too. Frozen food gets a bad rap once in a while; some say it has negative effects or is loaded with preservatives. However, as long as you check the ingredients list and choose the options with the shortest list of ingredients (that you can pronounce, preferably), you’re in the clear. Here are some fun and surprising facts about frozen food that might leave your stomach growling.

    • Frozen food doesn’t expire! You can leave food in the freezer indefinitely without it spoiling, but the longer you leave it, the more it may lose flavor.
    • It’s safe to refreeze food after you’ve taken it out of the freezer to place in the fridge, but again, it may lose a bit of flavor.
    • You can buy frozen fruits and vegetables for a consistently healthy diet, and they won’t spoil like they do in the fridge or sitting on your counter.
    • Generally, it’s still okay to eat after its expiration date.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFrozenFoodMonth

    Use #NationalFrozenFoodMonth or #FrozenFoodMonth to post on social media about how you are participating. We all tend to get caught up in the busyness of everyday life, and it’s not always realistic that we will have a fresh, home-cooked meal for dinner every night. This month, give yourself a little extra time to relax and let frozen meals help you make your evening meals a little easier! You deserve it.


    The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association supports National Frozen Food Month every March.


  • National Flour Month – March


    National Flour Month in March is a time to recognize the versatility of this ground staple kitchen item. Grab your apron and start celebrating!

    It’s been thousands of years since humans learned they could mill wheat seed between stones into flour. While wheat is the most common variety of flour, corn, peas, potatoes, nuts, and other grains are also used to produce flour, too.

    We use flour to make baked goods, pasta, crackers, pastries, and sauces. As a key ingredient in many recipes, flour fills canisters in a well-stocked kitchen.

    A loaf of homemade bread would fill the home with an aroma of yeasty goodness in the middle of March. However, flour doesn’t limit us to bread baking. Perhaps we thicken a stew with freshly made noodles and wrap up the day with piping hot pie. Whatever we decide, we know with the right ingredients and the right amount of flour everything will be delicious.

    Grains are not the only source for flour productions. Beans, seeds, and nuts also make a variety of flours that are useful in cooking and baking. Explore all the variety and flavor found in flours during National Flour Month.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFlourMonth

    National Flour Month encourages using a variety of flours to fit your baking and cooking needs. Discovery the many uses of flour. For example:

    • Try flour made from beans, nuts, or seeds, especially if gluten is an issue for you.
    • Text new recipes.
    • Learn to make a roux using flour and how it makes delicious sauces.
    • Make noodles, bread, pastry, or a cake with flour.
    • Experiment with different types of flour. How does the flavor change? Are the results denser, lighter, airier?

    Select your favorite recipe and start baking. Need an idea or two? Visit National Day Calendar’s recipe page. Use #NationalFlourDay to share on social media.


    We were unable to identify the source for National Flour Day. However, it has been observed since 1985.


  • National Credit Education Month – March


    National Credit Education Month in March provides opportunities to brush up on your finance skills. First, check your credit score and find out why it’s necessary to keep a clear credit report. Even more importantly, find out how to improve it.

    Financial institutions use credit reporting agencies to verify you are worth the risk of loaning money or opening a credit card. The three major reporting bureaus are Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Scores range from Very Poor (300-579) to Exceptional or Excellent (800-850), depending on the reporting agency.

    What Affects Credit Scores
    • Amount of debt you carry – Paying off the amount you charge to your credit cards each month helps to improve this amount. Showing that you are reducing debt each month gradually increases your score over time.
    • Age of credit history – The older your credit history (and the longer it is in good standing) shows a trend toward reliable financial status.
    • Reports to collections agencies – Notify the credit agency immediately if you find any inaccurate reporting on your credit report. The sooner you resolve an inaccuracy, the quicker the agency can correct the report. Obtain a letter from the collection agency once you have been able to confirm the error and submit it to all the credit reporting agencies.
    • Late payments – Any time you make a late payment, especially on a credit card or loan, will be reflected on your credit report. Pay early, pay on time. If you use your online banking system to make payments, remember to review your bank’s turn-around time for payments. Take their delays into account and schedule accordingly to avoid any late payments.
    • The number of hard inquiries for credit – When considering a loan for a car or house, remember that each inquiry will be registered on your credit report. When your credit is in good standing, these inquiries do not have as significant an impact on your credit report.
    • The number of accounts – Opening and closing accounts impact your credit score. Depending on the number of accounts, the impact on your score could be huge.

    Throughout the month, take steps to learn more about handling credit. Take steps to improve your credit score and gauge how you are doing.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #CreditEducationMonth

    Credit Education Challenge
    • Guess what you think your credit score is.
    • Find out your credit score by using a free credit monitoring program
    • Calculate the interest of that much-desired item if you plan on charging it or taking out a loan. Knowing the additional cost may sway you to save and pay cash.
    • Correct any errors or tackle any surprises on your credit report right away.

    Use #NationalCreditEducationMonth to share on social media.


    Credit Professionals International and Credit Education Resources Foundation sponsor National Credit Education Month.


  • National Craft Month – March


    During National Craft Month, crafters get creative with their supplies. Artisans set to work on a design, and different craftspeople put their skills together to bring an idea to life.

    With a broad range of crafts to choose from, National Craft Month inspires all kinds of mediums. From paper and wood to fabrics, paint, and metal craft, the month is dedicated to creativity and inspiration. Whatever motivates you, take your craft from idea to reality this month. If you’ve only been thinking about learning, sign up for a class.

    Learning a craft offers many benefits. Expressing one’s creativity provides stress relief and can lower blood pressure much like meditation. There’s natural positive reinforcement from learning a new skill. With each new step learned, the satisfaction from gaining the skill is rewarding.  Most crafts require fine motor skills. Crafts teach young children these skills as well keep ours sharp as we age.

    Crafting with a group becomes a social event. Gather with friends and complete a larger project or several smaller ones. Making items for charity, such as blankets for premature babies or activity bags for the children of veterans, makes your efforts that much more valuable. When creativity becomes stress relieving and generous, it fills the soul.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCraftMonth

    Get crafting! Grab your scissors or break out the welder. It doesn’t matter what your specialty is. Just be inspired. Incorporate these ideas into your crafting this month, too:

    • Attend a craft fair.
    • Learn about selling your craft.
    • Share your skills and teach someone your craft.
    • Support businesses that sell handmade crafts.
    • Take a class and learn a new craft or skill.

    Use #NationalCraftMonth to share on social media.


    In 1994, the Craft & Hobby Association created National Craft Month to help people rediscover and learn about the benefits of crafting.