Best Things To Do In March

March is a great month. Spring begins in March, and we celebrate Easter and St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know March also celebrates Popcorn Lover’s Day and Sock Monkey Day? There is so much to celebrate and do in March.


March is the month the world bursts forth in bloom and song! Nature wakes up and blesses us with an abundance of flowers and chirping birds. We get one more hour of daylight, and rivers run green, as well as the beer. We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. There is something worth celebrating every day in March and spectacular things to do!

March is a great month, and here are a few reasons why…

Daylight Savings Time

This day should be a national holiday! March is the month when the evenings start to stay light longer. So, I’m looking forward to springing ahead on March 10th with great joy and anticipation. One of the nicest things about spring and summer is long evenings!

March is a great month for longer evenings to enjoy.

Spring Has Sprung

Not only do we spring ahead in March, but this month marks the first day of spring on Tuesday, March 19th at 11:06 PM.

March is a great month for the beginning of spring.

Days To Celebrate

March’s holidays this year are most notably St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. But there is something wonderful and fun to celebrate every single day! Here are just a few…

March 1– National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, National Pig Day, National Day of Unplugging

March 2National Read Across America Day, International Rescue Cat Day,

March 3– National Anthem Day, World Wildlife Day

March 4– National Pound Cake Day, National Snack Day, National Sons Day

March 5 National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6– National Oreo Cookie Day, World Tennis Day

March 7Sock Monkey Day

March 8– Discover What Your Name Means Day, International Women’s Day

March 9– National Meatball Day, Popcorn Lover’s Day

March 10Daylight Saving Time, International Bagpipe Day, National Pack Your Lunch Day

March 11– National Promposal Day, National Johnny Appleseed Day, National Napping Day,

March 12Girl Scouts’ Birthday, National Plant a Flower Day, Working Moms Day

March 13– National Good Samaritan Day, National K9 Veterans Day

March 14– National Learn About Butterflies Day, National Pi Day, World Kidney Day

March 15Ides of March

See the holidays and celebrations for the second half of the month at the bottom of this post.

Decorate For Spring

There seems to be an epidemic of spring fever this year. It might not be spring until the 19th, but many of our homes bloom with spring decor.

I have developed a system of decorating that lets me work on spring decor in a smart way and not harder. I have not used a big blue bin to store seasonal decor in for years! You might like to read Lazy Girs Spring Decorating. I’ve also written a 5-DAY MINI-DECORATING COURSE that shows you how to use 5 designer tips that will change how you decorate for spring. Sign up HERE.

March is a great month to decorate for spring.

Put A Pretty Spring Wreath On Your Front Door


Do you put a wreath on your front door every season? Now is the time! A wreath is a cheery and pretty hello to all who pass by. A wreath is to a front door what lipstick is to a woman’s face.

This year, instead of making another new wreath, I am reworking an old one. The Cherry Blossom Wreath DIY is a few years old, so I’m using more of the cherry blossoms in my stash to fill the wreath completely. Look for a new Cherry Blossom wreath tutorial coming soon.

You might also like to make the Forsythia Wreath that is on my door now or this pretty Spring Front Door Basket.

And here are a few spring wreaths I’ve found that are priced quite reasonably:

March is a great month to hang a spring wreath on your door.

Who Was St. Patrick

Sunday, March 17th, is St Patrick’s Day. Last year, I found out that I am just a tiny bit Irish. So, E´irinn Go Brach to all my Irish brothers and sisters.

The story of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is a beautiful, true tale. Patrick was born in Britain, the son of a deacon. As a teenager, he was taken prisoner by a band of Irish raiders, where he was a slave and worked as a shepherd in solitude for about six years. It was during this lonely time Patrick turned to the faith he grew up in. A voice from God and an angel in a dream told Patrick to escape.

Patrick was greatly burdened for the people of Ireland and returned after 15 years of study as a priest and missionary. He was sent to Ireland to minister to the Christians already living in the land and to convert those with pagan beliefs to his faith.

St. Patrick was a man of grace and miracles as he traveled over Ireland, bringing the gospel message to the Druids. St. Patrick is believed to have died on March 17, about 461 AD. He is known as the Patron Saint Of Ireland

Irish Soda Bread

Every St. Patrick’s Day, I celebrate by making a classic Irish Soda Bread, an easy-to-make quick bread. And we serve it warm (I just can’t wait until it is completely cooled) slathered with Irish butter.

The Irish Soda Bread post has an interesting history of how this quick bread came about. It’s called quick bread because it uses buttermilk and baking soda, not yeast as a leavening agent.

It’s a delicious bread peppered with dried currants or raisins that has just a hint of sweetness. My favorite way to eat it is to toast day-old bread spreading it with butter. YUM! This is such an easy bread it should not be saved for St. Patrick’s Day! This year, Irish Soda Bread will be on the menu more often.

March is a great month to make Classic Irish Soda Bread

Robins And Other Feathered Friends

I think one of the reasons I have had such an acute case of spring fever this year is due to the robins! Every year, I start Robin Watch about the third week in February. For me, they are the ultimate harbingers of spring, besides Punxsutawney Phil. The groundhog did say spring would be early because he did not see his shadow. I’m not sure why I put so much stock into a critter that is only right forty percent of the time!

However, I digress. This year, Bobby and I saw a whole round robin or a bobbin of robins in our side yard before the middle of February. They were big and plump and obviously very well fed. We were so thrilled and surprised! So, I think the early sighting of robins threw off my internal spring calendar.

While five inches of snow lay on the ground, I forced spring branches, made a spring dough bowl arrangement (you can see the snow in the post images), and got a head start on my Lazy Girl spring decorating. I have been looking forward to spring very much!

One of our newer hobbies, since last summer, is watching the birds who visit our birdfeeders. With the Mid-Atlantic Bird Watching foldout pamphlet in hand, we have been able to note over 18 varieties of birds visit us. I don’t know if you have ever considered feeding the birds, but it is so charming to see our little friends feeding together. Everyone who comes to visit finds themselves on the banquette in the kitchen, watching them out the window.

Watching and feeding the birds is a great thing to do in March.


This year, Easter falls on March 31st. The date for Easter, unlike Christmas, is not usually on the same day. The earliest day Easter can occur is March 22, and the latest is April 25th. So, how does this fluctuating date happen?

Oh, it’s a doozy! There is a huge algorithm that has to do with the equinox (which also fluctuates). You can go here to read about it. The easy answer for what date Easter falls on is the Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Easter is my favorite day of the year. As a Christian, I call it Resurrection Day. We celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Over the last few years, we have celebrated Easter at our daughter’s home on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We go to the Sunrise Service at the Lincoln Memorial. It’s one of the most beautiful things I have ever done! You can learn about it Here.

This Easter, I’m hosting the whole family. With six grandchildren ages 7-2, there are lots of kid activities. Baskets, Resurrection eggs, egg coloring, and egg hunts. I hope to sneak in time to take a few family photos before church while all the kiddos are in their Easter finery and no one has chocolate anywhere. However, I know that might be a stretch.

This Easter, I’ll let my oldest granddaughter help me fold napkins for the table. She will love folding these darling bunny napkins. I’ll use my onion skin-dyed eggs in them. I make these before the kids come. My grandmother taught me, and her mother taught her, and so on. Onion skin dyed eggs are so deeply rooted in our Easter traditions.

Do you make Onion Skin Dyed Eggs? Give them a try! Or why not dye these heavenly Blue Dyed Eggs.

I pray you have a Happy and Blessed Easter. March is a great month to celebrate Easter.

Spring Flowers

I think we all love spring so much because it is such a short season. The earth awakens from its long winter nap and begins to come alive. Spring flowers and flowering branches create excessive beauty. One can hardly take it all in. Spring offers the most amazing sights and aromas, from the first spring flowers like snowdrops and crocus to the peonies that end the spring floral parade.

On Monday, March 4th, I’m sharing my spring home, and spring blooms play a prominent role. I’ve had such a fun time potting tulips, tete-a-tete daffodils, grape hyacinths, and pansies in bowls, urns, planters, and more. I can’t wait to show you!

I use faux and real flowers together, sometimes in the same arrangement. How To Care For Tulips So They Stay Fresh Longer and 7 Tips For Making Faux Flowers Look More Real are two posts you might like to read.

Dig In The Dirt

March is the month I start to dig in the dirt each year. I can’t wait! I am a gardener. However, not a very good one. Some people, like my friend Eileen, are like plant wisperers. Everything thrives under her care. I love to walk her garden with her and listen to her talk about her plants. It’s magical.

Because March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb here, I choose my gardening days carefully. We are still in danger of frost into April, so I mostly clean out my garden pots and get everything ready for when I can begin planting.

However, planting pansies, daffodils, and tulips in containers will be one of the satisfying dirt-digging activities I’ll be doing in mid-March. Oh, I can’t wait.

Gardening is a lovely, physically therapeutic activity. It nurtures nature and our souls.

Digging in the dirt is a wonderful activity to do in March.

Days To Celebrate, Continued

Every day is worth celebrating, my friend…

March 16– National Artichoke Day, National Corn Dog Day

March 17St. Patrick’s Day, National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

March 18– National Awkward Moments Day, National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19Spring Equinox

March 20– International Day of Happiness, World Storytelling Day

March 21National Crunchy Taco Day, National French Bread Day, World Down Syndrome Day

March 22– American Red Cross Giving Day, National Goof Off Day

March 23– National Chip and Dip Day, National Puppy Day, National Tamale Day

March 24– Palm Sunday

March 25– Tolkien Reading Day

March 26-National Spinach Day, Epilepsy Awareness Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day,

March 27– National Scribble Day,

March 28- National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29Good Friday

March 30– Doctors Day, National Take a Walk in the Park Day

March 31 Easter Sunday

Any day in March has something special to celebrate!

What are things you like to do in March? Leave your answer in the comments.

Happy March!

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  1. Sharon M. says:

    I look forward every month to your Best Things to Do In posts. This was another great one. You mentioned having a glitch with some links. For the past couple of weeks, I haven’t been able to access your posts by going online. I can only reach them through your newsletter. I’m sorry to give you negative news. Maybe others are having this issue. As always, I enjoy your blog.

  2. Leandra Snow says:

    Spring is such a beautiful time of year! In March, my favorite month, I buy myself some daffodils and celebrate my birthday! Thanks for getting Spring thoughts started!

  3. I can’t wait to start cleaning pots and planting pansies, tulips, hyacinths etc. in them!!! Another thing I would LOVE to do in March is get together with YOU!!!! Let’s make a date!!! XO

  4. Jessie Hulfachor says:

    Thank you so much for the information about the Sunrise Service at the Lincoln Memorial. I wasn’t aware of that but am so interested in seeing it. I did sign up for reminders at the site. It sounds wonderful.

  5. Yvonne, love reading your blog. So many ideas and tips. I have a question. I notice you have a beautiful round table off your kitchen, but where do you all sit when you host your whole family for the holiday?