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National Check Your Batteries Day

While National Check Your Batteries Day sounds like a holiday created by a battery company, it was actually created to raise awareness of the importance of testing and having working batteries in household appliances – most importantly smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors help save lives every day, they warn you of a potentially life-threatening situation, such as a far or carbon monoxide present in the home.  It’s important these common household items are tested (usually you can do this by pushing a button) regularly to ensure they’re working correctly. Check Your Batteries Day is a reminder to do that.

When is National Check Your Batteries Day?

This holiday is celebrated every year that coincides with Daylight Saving Time. Both events take place annually on the second Sunday of March.

Type of Holiday?

Unofficial – but very important holiday

How to celebrate National Check Your Batteries Day?

  • Check the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check the batteries in toys and appliances
  • Buy batteries for the home

National Check Your Batteries Day Trivia/Facts:

  • There isn’t a lot of facts or trivia out there for this holiday.  Do the right thing and check your batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

Celebrities Whose Birthday is on March 11th:

  • Anthony Davis – American Basketball Player
  • Rupert Murdoch – Chairman of Fox News Channel
  • Terrence Howard – Actor
  • Johnny Knoxville – Actor
  • Benji Madden – Singer

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#checkyourbatteriesday #batteries

Other interesting holidays celebrated in March include National Cereal DayNational Joe Day and National Potato Chip Day.

What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate in March?




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