Holidays Calendar for March 10, 2019

Maslenitsa in an Eastern Orthodox movable feast celebrated during the last week before Great Lent. It basically corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival, although there are some differences.


International Bagpipe Day is celebrated every March 10 in honor of the an iconic musical instrument that is primarily associated with Scotland. It was created to raise awareness of the diversity of bagpipes among the general public and unite musicians, instrument makers, and scholars from around the world.

March 10 is a great day to bring a little fun to your life by donning a wig because it is International Wig Day. However, this holiday isn’t just about having fun; one of its goals is to raise awareness of hair loss caused by chemotherapy and various diseases.

International Day of Planetariums, formerly known as International Day of Planetaria, is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of March. It was inaugurated by the Italian Association of Planetaria (IAP), and is sponsored by the International Planetarium Society.


National Theater Day is an official cultural and professional observance in Azerbaijan celebrated on March 10. It was established by President Ilham Aliyev in 2013 and has been observed each year ever since.

The second Sunday in March the employees of geodetic and cartographic services of Russia celebrate their professional holiday, Day of Geodesy and Cartography Workers. This holiday was established by Presidential Decree on November 11, 2000.


On March 10, residents of Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurds living in other regions celebrate Kurdish Clothes Day, an annual observance dedicated to the traditional Kurdish clothing as a part of Kurdish cultural heritage.

Thousands of Jews died during the Holocaust, organized by Nazi Germany during World War II. Their common graves can be found in many countries around Europe, including Bulgaria. Since 2013 Bulgarians annually observe Holocaust Remembrance Day on March 10.

Tibetan Uprising Day is held annually on March 10. It is observed mainly by individuals and organizations who support the independence of Tibet.

Harriet Tubman Day is an annual holiday celebrated in the United States on March 10. It was created to honor Harriet Tubman, a famous anti-slavery activist, humanitarian and an armed scout and spy for the US Army during the American Civil War.

Székely Freedom Day (Ziua Libertății Secuilor) is celebrated by ethnic Hungarians living in the so-called Székely Land in Romania. It was created by the Szekler National Council in 2012 and is observed on March 10.

Ukrainian State Anthem Day is observed annually on March 10. Although it is not a public holiday, it is widely celebrated across the country to highlight the importance of the national anthem as one of the state symbols of Ukraine.

There are hundreds of kinds of bread, but we're sure you will love blueberry popover. This truly American bread is great for breakfast. Celebrate National Blueberry Popover Day on March 10.

International Day of Awesomeness is an informal holiday celebrated annually on March 10. It coincides with the birthday of Chuck Norris, and that is actually not a coincidence at all.

On March 10, video game fans across the globe celebrate Mario Day. This unofficial holiday is dedicated to one of the most famous video game characters that has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation.

March 10 is a great day to put ranch dressing on anything you can think of because it is National Ranch Dressing Day, commonly referred to as simply National Ranch Day. It celebrates one of the most beloved salad dressings in the United States.

The International Day of Women Judges is an annual United Nations observance that falls on March 10. It was inaugurated in 2021 to promote gender equality and contribute to the advancement of women in judicial justice systems across the world.

March 10 is annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the USA. This day is created to empower people with information regarding the disease and its influence on women and girls.

This Day in History

  • 2023 Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed after a bank run, marking the third-largest bank failure in United States history and the largest since the 2007–2008 financial crisis.
  • 2018 Died: Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952. He was famous for having designed much of Audrey Hepburn's wardrobe.
  • 2017 South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached and convicted on related corruption charges. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2018 and pardoned by President Moon Jae-in in 2021.
  • 2006 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter attained Martian Orbit. This multipurpose spacecraft designed to explore Mats from orbit was launched in August 2005.
  • 2000 The dot-com boom (also referred to as the dot-com bubble) reached its climax when the NASDAQ peaked at 5,132.52 in intraday trading before closing at 5,048.62.
  • 1997 Died: LaVern Baker, American R&B singer who was most popular in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her best known songs include "Tweedlee Dee" and "Jim Dandy".
  • 1990 Died: Otto Schuhart, German officer who commanded the U-boat U-29 in the German Navy of the Third Reich during the Second World War.
  • 1987 Born: Emeli Sandé, British singer-songwriter and musician whose best known singles include "Heaven", "Read All About It", "Next to Me", and "Beneath Your Beautiful".
  • 1984 Born: Olivia Wilde, American actress, model, producer, screenwriter, and director. She first became widely known for her role as Thirteen on the Fox medical drama House.
  • 1977 Douglas J. Mink, Edward W. Dunham and James L. Elliot discovered the rings of Uranus. By 1978, astronomers had identified 9 distinct rings.
  • 1977 Born: Robin Thicke, American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He became world famous due to his controversial single "Blurred Lines".
  • 1977 Born: Colin Murray (born Colin Wright), Northern Irish sports and music radio and television presenter. Since 2013, he has been presenting on talkSPORT.
  • 1971 Born: Jon Hamm, American actor, comedian, voice actor, producer, and director. He is best known for his role as Don Draper on the AMC drama Mad Men.
  • 1969 James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights and anti-war activist. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
  • 1966 Died: Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist who invented the phase contract microscope and was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physics for it.
  • 1964 Born: Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper. One of her best known singles is "7 Seconds", which she performed along with Youssou N'Dour.
  • 1959 In Lhasa, Tibet, an uprising against China began. Several thousand Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent him from being removed.
  • 1958 Born: Sharon Stone, American actress, fashion model, and film producer. She became world famous due to her role as Catherine Tramell in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct.
  • 1957 Born: Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian terrorist who founded al-Qaeda, a militant organization that was responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
  • 1952 In Cuba, Fulgencio Batista staged a successful military coup and seized power. Shortly after the coup, his government was recognized by the US.
  • 1948 Died: Zelda Fitzgerald (born Sayre), American novelist, short story writer, and poet who was the wife of author Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
  • 1940 Died: Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright whose best known work is The Master and Margarita, which was published only in 1967.
  • 1940 Born: Chuck Norris, American actor, martial artist, screenwriter and film producer who played the starring role in the crime drama series Walker, Texas Ranger.
  • 1923 Born: Val Logsdon Fitch, American nuclear physicist who was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics along with the co-researcher James Watson Cronin.
  • 1906 In France, 1,099 miners were killed in the Courrières mine disaster caused by a dust explosion. It is considered Europe's worst mining accident.
  • 1898 Died: Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, Catholic religious sister, founder of the religious congregation of the Religious of the Assumption. She was canonized in 2007.
  • 1876 Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the first practical telephone, made the first successful phone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
  • 1872 Died: Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician, journalist, and activist for the unification and independence of Italy. He was an early advocate of a "United States of Europe".
  • 1861 Died: Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, folklorist, and ethnographer who is widely regarded as the national poet of Ukraine.
  • 1848 The United States Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between Mexico and the US that officially ended the Mexican-American War.
  • 1832 Died: Muzio Clementi, notable Italian-born English composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, music publisher, and piano manufacturer.
  • 1804 In St. Louis, ownership of the Louisiana Territory was formally transferred from France to the United States. The event is sometimes referred to as the Three Flag Ceremony.
  • 1670 Died: Johann Rudolf Glauber, German-Dutch alchemist and chemist who is considered to be one of the first chemical engineers. He discovered Glauber's salt.