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March observances

This list does not necessarily imply either official status nor general observance.

Month-long observances

United States

Non-Gregorian observances, 2019

(All Baha'i, Islamic, and Jewish observances begin at the sundown prior to the date listed, and end at sundown of the date in question unless otherwise noted.)

Movable observances: 2019

First Sunday of Lent in (Western Christianity):

First Saturday of Great Lent (Eastern Christianity):

Monday to Sunday following the 9th Sunday before Pascha (Eastern Christianity): March 3

Saturday of Meatfare Week (Eastern Christianity):

Sunday of Meatfare week (Eastern Christianity):

Saturday before Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity): March 2

Monday to Sunday following Meatfare week (Eastern Christianity):

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity):

46 days before Easter (Western Christianity):

Friday after Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity):

Sunday of Cheesefare week (Eastern Christianity):

First Sunday of Great Lent (Eastern Christianity):

Monday after Sunday of Forgiveness (Eastern Christianity):

First Thursday

School day closest to March 2

First Friday

Second Saturday of Lent in Eastern Christianity

Fifth Sunday before Pascha and Second Sunday of Lent in Eastern Christianity

First Sunday

Second week

Week of March 8

First Monday

First Tuesday

Second Thursday

Third Saturday of Lent in Eastern Christianity

Fourth Sunday before Pascha and third Sunday of Lent in Eastern Christianity

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 21 days before Easter Sunday in Western Christianity

Second Sunday

Monday closest to March 9, unless March 9 falls on a Saturday

Second Monday

Second Wednesday

Friday of the second full week of March

Fourth Saturday of Lent in Eastern Christianity

Fifth Sunday of Lent in Western Christianity

  • Passion Sunday (no longer officially celebrated by Roman Catholic church, still celebrated by other denominations)

Third Sunday before Pascha and Fourth Sunday of Lent in Eastern Christianity

Third week in March

Third Monday

March 19th, unless the 19th is a Sunday, then March 20

March equinox

Third Wednesday

Fifth Saturday of Lent in Eastern Christianity: M

Last Saturday

Fifth Sunday of Lent in Eastern Christianity

Week before Easter in Western Christianity

Last Sunday

Fourth Monday

Last Monday

Fourth Tuesday

Friday preceding Good Friday in Eastern Christianity

Day before Palm Sunday in Eastern Christianity

Fixed observances