87 Egg-citing March Trivia Questions To Help You Celebrate The Month

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March is here, and it’s time to jump into a month LOADED with exciting events.

Say goodbye to February’s cozy end-of-winter charm and get ready for the punch of St. Patrick’s Day, the International Day of Happiness, National Puppy Day, Easter, and the Spring Equinox!

This post brings you a bunch of fun trivia questions to ignite your curiosity and amp up your excitement for March. Whether you’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, anticipating the shift into spring, or just looking for a reason to celebrate, there’s something new to learn here.

We want you to gather your friends/family to challenge everyone’s knowledge with questions spanning cultural events, global celebrations, and the simple joys of life.

Ready to test if you’re truly a March expert? Let’s get started!

And if you enjoyed our March trivia, why not test your knowledge with our April trivia edition? Stay tuned for more trivia as we navigate through the months!

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March Trivia Questions: General Knowledge

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Let’s start by saying farewell to the winter season and hello to spring! What term is often used to describe the process by which plants and trees start to produce new leaves and flowers in spring?

Answer: Blossoming or Blooming.

What bird is often associated with the arrival of spring, known for its migratory return?

Answer: The Swallow.

What mathematical symbol is celebrated with sweet desserts every March 14th?

Answer: Pi.

What is the date of International Women’s Day?

Answer: March 8.

What is the main focus of International Women’s Day?

Answer: Recognizing the achievements and contributions of women and advocating for gender equality.

What was the most popular Instagram hashtag in March 2015?

  • a) #friends
  • b) #love
  • c) #beautiful
  • d) #nature

Answer: b) #love

Which 90’s animated film was Disney’s first-ever DVD?

Answer: Mary Poppins on March 20, 1998.

In what European country is Baselworld, the annual watch and jewelry fair, held for one week every March?

Answer: Switzerland.

True or false: Washington, D.C., has more cherry blossoms than any other U.S. city.

Answer: False. The U.S. capital is home to some 3,800 cherry trees, but that pales in comparison to Macon, Georgia, which boasts 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees (more than double the town’s population). Macon hosts the International Cherry Blossom Festival in mid-to-late March.

In Japan, women do most of the gifting on Valentine’s Day. On what day do women receive gifts from men?

Answer: White Day, held on March 13.

What event marks the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere?

Answer: Spring Equinox.

During the Spring Equinox, what happens to day and night?

Answer: They are approximately equal in length.

Which March-born artist is famous for works like “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers”?

Answer: Vincent van Gogh.

What color is traditionally associated with St. Patrick’s Day?

Answer: Green.

What is the purpose of World Wildlife Day, which takes place on March 3rd of every year?

Answer: Raising awareness about the world’s wild animals and plants and the need for conservation.

What is Nowruz?

Answer: The Persian New Year, celebrated by various Iranian ethnic groups worldwide. It is a festival based on the Iranian Solar Hijri calendar, on the spring equinox—on or around 21 March on the Gregorian calendar.

In which regions is Nowruz celebrated?

Answer: Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of the Caucasus.

March is a busy month. Not only does Nowruz take place, but it’s also Holi. What does Holi symbolize in Hindu tradition?

Answer: The triumph of good over evil and the arrival of spring.

How is Holi commonly celebrated?

Answer: With the throwing of colored powders and water. It’s a ton of fun!

What event is commemorated on the Ides of March?

Answer: The assassination of Julius Caesar.

What is the Jewish holiday celebrated in March that commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman?

Answer: Purim.

Why is Vernal Equinox (March Equinox) important? What does it signify?

Answer: It marks the day when day and night are of equal length.

On which day is National Puppy Day observed?

Answer: March 23. Please do celebrate your dogs even if they’re not puppies!

What day in March is International Day of Happiness celebrated?

Answer: March 20.

When is Employee Appreciation Day celebrated?

Answer: The first Friday in March.

In March 1889, the completion of this wrought-iron architectural structure was completed in time for the World Fair. What was the landmark?

Answer: The Eiffel Tower.

Which significant event is commemorated on Greek Independence Day?

Answer: The War of Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

What are the two zodiac signs associated with the month of March?

Answer: Pisces (until March 20) and Aries (from March 21 onward).

Which element is associated with the Pisces zodiac sign?

Answer: Water.

What is the traditional birthstone for March?

Answer: Aquamarine.

Besides Aquamarine, what is the alternative birthstone for March?

Answer: Bloodstone.

Can you describe what color a bloodstone is?

Answer: It’s a dark-green gemstone flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide.

Which US president founded the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961?

Answer: President John F. Kennedy

What is the birth flower for March?

Answer: Daffodil.

Daffodils, sometimes called jonquils or narcissus, are the birth flowers for March. In Roman mythology, Daffodils are associated with the story of which god?

Answer: Narcissus.

Which of these celebrities was NOT born during the month of March?

  • a) Justin Bieber
  • b) Jon Bon Jovi
  • c) Shaquille O’Neal
  • d) Liam Neeson

Answer: d) Liam Neeson

Which of these celebrities was NOT born during the month of March?

  • a) Carrie Underwood
  • b) Queen Latifah
  • c) Britney Spears
  • d) Lady Gaga

Answer: c) Britney Spears

Cherry Blossoms

In Japan, what is the traditional event associated with cherry blossoms in March?

Answer: Hanami (cherry blossom viewing).

In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, what significant event occurs at a very popular archaeological site on March 21, marking the beginning of spring?

Answer: Spring Equinox Festival at Chichen Itza.

In the United States, which major event often takes place in March and involves college students taking a break?

Answer: Spring Break.

In Roman mythology, March is associated with the god of war. Who is this god?

Answer: March was named after the Roman god of war, Mars. Back in Roman times, warriors would train and fight as the weather became warmer.

In the United States, what awareness month is observed in March to recognize the contributions of women to history and society?

Answer: Women’s History Month.

What phrase is often used to describe the time change that occurs in March, moving the clocks forward by one hour?

Answer: Daylight Saving Time begins.

On occasion, Easter Sunday falls in March. Why is Easter a significant date?

Answer: It’s a holiday dedicated to Jesus Christ’s resurrection, however, Easter now includes chocolate eggs and gift-giving bunnies.

What does Lent symbolize, and how long does it last?

Answer: Lent symbolizes self-discipline and lasts for six weeks before Easter.

What is ‘March Madness’, and why is March considered the least productive month in the USA?

Answer: ‘March Madness’ is a marked decrease in productivity, often attributed to people following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments.

When is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated, and what does the folklore say about shamrocks?

Answer: St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th, and shamrocks symbolize the Holy Trinity in folklore.

On March 7th, 1876, the telephone was first patented. Who is credited with its invention?

Answer: Alexander Graham Bell.

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded an organization that still brings girls together to this day — what was the organization?

Answer: Girl Scouts.

Coca-Cola was invented in March of 1886, but what was its initial purpose?

Answer: It was initially intended as a patent medicine.

Read Across America Day falls on March 2, which is ALSO which famous author’s birthday?

Answer: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

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    March Trivia Questions: All About St. Patrick’s Day

    When is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated?

    Answer: St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th.

    What landmark building’s fountain, located on the South Lawn, has spouted green water every year since 2009 for St. Patrick’s Day?

    Answer: The White House.

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    This US city has been celebrating St. Patrick by dumping green dye into their river since 1962. Which city is this?

    Answer: Chicago, IL.

    What two traditional foods have become a St. Patrick’s Day staple for Irish Americans?

    Answer: Corned beef and cabbage.

    What alcoholic beverage is the most widely consumed beverage on St. Patrick’s Day?

    Answer: Beer (specifically Guinness!).

    What type of beer is Guinness?

    Answer: Irish dry stout.

    Can you describe what a shamrock is?

    Answer: Shamrocks are three-leaf clovers.

    The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in which US city?

    Answer: Boston.

    The first St. Patrick’s Day parade ever was held in what country of the world?

    Answer: The United States. While people in Ireland had celebrated St. Patrick since the 1600s, the tradition of a parade began in America. Records show that a St. Patrick’s Day parade was held on March 17, 1601 in a Spanish colony in what is now St. Augustine, Florida.

    What is the official language(s) of Ireland?

    Answer: English and Irish (also known as Gaeilge or Irish Gaelic).

    March Trivia Questions: All About Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras Trivia Questions and Answers

    What is the English translation of the words “mardi gras”?

    Answer: “Mardi Gras” translates directly to “Fat Tuesday.”

    What trio of colors are associated with Mardi Gras?

    Answer: Purple, green, and gold. These are said to have been chosen in 1892 when the Rex Parade theme “Symbolism of Colors” gave the colors their meanings.

    What does the gold color represent?

    Answer: Power.

    On what day does the Carnival season end?

    Answer: It ends on Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras.

    One of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S. takes place in which city?

    Answer: New Orleans.

    During Carnival season in New Orleans, what can you often find hanging on trees?

    Answer: Beads.

    Each New Orleans parade is organized by groups called what?

    Answer: Krewes.

    The most popular Mardi Gras dessert is called what?

    Answer: King cake.

    What does “laissez les bon temps rouler” mean?

    Answer: It means “let the good times roll” in Cajun French. 

    What is the anthem of Mardi Gras?

    Answer: “If I Cease to Love” is the official anthem, chosen by The Krewe of Rex.

    Which Krewe introduced the tradition of giving out Spanish gold coins for Mardi Gras?

    Answer: The Krewe of Rex.

    What little item is found in a king cake, and what does it signify?

    Answer: King cake has a plastic baby inside. Whoever finds the baby in their slice will have good luck, and also has to bring the king cake to next year’s celebration.

    March Trivia Questions: All About Easter

    Easter Trivia Questions and Answers

    Which civilization started the tradition of giving eggs as gifts?

    Answer: Persians.

    In which country would you find people dressed in long robes and pointed hoods (capirote) designed to keep the wearer’s identity secret during public atonement for past sins? This country also has a specific town where skeleton costumes are put on for a ‘dance of death’ on Maundy Thursday.

    Answer: Spain.

    Children from which two countries celebrate Easter by going door to door dressed up as witches, accepting candy and other sugary bribes from each household, and in return, they use willow branches to drive evil spirits away?

    Answer: Finland and Sweden.

    In the Bible, how many days passed between Jesus’ death and resurrection?

    Answer: Three.

    What is the Spanish phrase for ‘Holy Week’?

    Answer: Semana Santa.

    In which country is Easter NOT a national holiday: United Kingdom, Spain, Ghana, or United States?

    Answer: United States.

    Buying and wearing what for Easter is said to bring good luck for the rest of the year?

    Answer: New clothing.

    What is the name of the Charlie Brown Easter special that debuted in 1974?

    Answer: It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! 

    What is the most popular chocolate given out in England during Easter?

    Answer: Cadbury Creme Eggs.

    This event has been celebrated by the presidents of the United States and their families since 1878. What is it?

    Answer: The White House Easter Egg Roll.

    True or False: Easter happens on the same day every year.

    Answer: False. Easter does not fall on the same day each year. The date of Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon (Spring Equinox).

    What two months can Easter fall in?

    Answer: March and April.

    What is the traditional flower of Easter?

    Answer: The Easter lily. Easter lilies are white with trumpet-shaped flowers.

    True or false: Easter Island was discovered on Easter in 1772

    Answer: True.

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