Did you know there is a Mario Day? (Yes, that Mario from Nintendo video games!) Learn how to host a fun Mario Day for kids with these 21 games, lessons and technology activities for a fun holiday!
What day is Mario Day?
Mario Day is March 10. When it is abbreviated as Mar10 it looks like it spells Mario. It is a day to celebrate Mario from the Nintendo game.
When is national Mario Day this year?
Mario Day 2020 is Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
When did Mario day start?
The holiday was unofficially started by fans celebrating the day. In 2016, Nintendo officially recognized National Mario Day. The company often holds theme events, and may even have Mario Day deals.
The holiday is sometimes referred to as Super Mario Day.
How do you celebrate Mario Day?
- Wear Mario and Nintendo gear.
- Play Mario video games.
- Host a Mario theme party.
- Look for Mario Day deals on games and products.
- Make a Mario Day cake.
- Host a Mario Kart racing challenge.
- Wear a mustache.
- Play Mario Monopoly.
Don’t miss our full list of Mario Day ideas below! KEEP SCROLLING!
Mario Day Trivia
What was the first Mario game?
Did you know that Mario didn’t even have his own game at the beginning? He appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981 and was just called, “Jumpman.” When Donkey Kong Jr. came out the following year, he was renamed Mario.
Is Mario’s last name Mario?
Believe it or not, Nintendo’s Mario has a last name of Mario. Yep, his name is Mario Mario. That makes his brother Luigi’s name Luigi Mario.
How many games has Mario been in?
Mario is Nintendo’s mascot. He has been in over 200 games since he was in his first game (Donkey Kong) in 1981 as a Jumpman (without a name).
21 Mario Day Party Ideas for Kids
- Read about the history of Nintendo
- Grab some awesome Mario gear to wear
- Put on some Mario mustaches
- Get a giant Mario balloon for your party
- Grab some Super Mario party decorations
- Read Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years
- Do a Mario Game Design 101 lesson plan
- Play Super Mario Party
- Learn to code your own game with Scratch (pair it with this learning workbook for a full lesson!)
- Watch a video: Day in the Life of a Japanese Game Programmer
- Read about what it takes to become a gaming programmer
- Try a coding box
- Make an outdoor Super Mario obstacle course
- Download Super Mario bookmarks
- Get a Mario Kart building set
- Make 1-Up Mushroom pops
- Grab some chocolate coins (like you win in the game)
- Get a Super Mario sight words stomp
- Play Super Mario Uno
- Print Mario Day coloring pages
- Get more Mario Kart lesson plans