This is our day guide for Tuesday March 5th 2019 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on March 5th 2019

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras falls on the day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

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National Hat Day

National Hat Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Hat Day

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National Absinthe Day

National Absinthe Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Absinthe Day

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National Multiple Personality Day

National Multiple Personality Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Multiple Personality Day

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St Piran’s Day

St Piran’s Day

How to say ‘Happy St Piran’s Day’ in Cornish, what is the flag - and why is it celebrated?

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Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday

In Ireland and UK it is a popular custom to make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

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Public Holidays on March 5th 2019

Carnival Tuesday

Carnival Tuesday

Carnival Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent

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Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday

In Ireland and UK it is a popular custom to make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday

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Argentina Carnival

Argentina Carnival

The Carnival is an annual festival in Argentina held on the days before Ash Wednesday.

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Brazil Carnival

Brazil Carnival

The streets of Rio de Janeiro erupt with colour and noise as Carnival ushers in the Easter period.

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French Polynesian Missionary Day

French Polynesian Missionary Day

Marks the arrival of the London Missionary Society (LMS) missionaries on March 5th 1797

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Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Carnival takes place in Trinidad and Tobago on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before the start of Lent, came to North America as a French Catholic tradition

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Town Meeting Day

Town Meeting Day

Marks Vermont's admission to the US in 1791

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