Mama Mia! Super Mario Day | March 10th

WaaHoo! It’s Super Mario Day! That’s right, there really is an obscure Holiday for everything, and aren’t you happy to live in a wild-wholesome-wonderful world like that?

Super Mario Day is a time to appreciate one of the major gaming pillars in our virtual world, play some games, and soak in the nostalgia. We really do live in such an advanced time with more than one gaming console, and so many games to choose from it would take a thousand articles to cover!

Let’s put on our best Mario voices, and let’s unpack the details, celebrations, and fun that Super Mario Day can bring.

Super Mario is a platform game series created by Nintendo starring their mascot, Mario. It is the central series of the greater Mario franchise. At least one Super Mario game has been released for every major Nintendo video game console.

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What Day is Super Mario Day?

Let’s-a-go! What day do you need to mark down on your Obscure Holiday planner? Super Mario Day is celebrated annually on March 10th.
There you have it! Every year on March 10th, you can get your super-duper gaming skills on and celebrate Super Mario Day.

Was Mario Created on March 10th?

Contrary to the date of Super Mario Day, March 10, this is not in celebration of when the game was created.

According to our sources, the Mario World was created by the gaming genius Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and came to life around 1981. But the Mario world didn’t begin with Mario himself. It actually began with the video game Donkey Kong! And from there, Mario took on a virtual life of his own and became the icon he is today.

So, why is Super Mario Day on March 10th? The answer may make you giggle like Princess Peach. It’s simply because the date is written out: Mar10, and this looks like Mario!

Mar10 = Mario

And whambam, we’ve got ourselves a Super Mario Day to celebrate!

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How Do We Celebrate National Mario Day?

How does one celebrate Super Mario Day? Of course, there is the fun and straightforward answer of playing your favorite Super Mario games or trying a new Super Mario game, but what else?

Here are a few quick ideas on how you can celebrate Super Mario Day aside from playing Super Mario games.

  • Did you know there are Mario comic books? Have a read and see for yourself!
  • Create your own Super Mario Levels and have a level challenge party
  • Craft a cute Toad Mug Rug with a Punch Needle!
  • Watch Super Mario Run videos on YouTube– they’re super impressive!
  • Draw your favorite Super Mario Characters
  • Put a funny Super Mario Day message on your Letter Board
  • Search and laugh at #SuperMarioMemes
  • Watch the old-school Mario movie or the new one!

We hope this wee list gets your inspiration pumping for some fun Super Mario Day ideas and activities!

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Mario Quotes/Sayings

Remember all of those catchy catchphrases you’d hear Mario and his pals say during a gnarly game of Mario Kart or Mario Party? It’s pretty nostalgic and fun to see them all listed out! thanks to the Nintendo Fandom, we can provide that for you below. And say, these would make pretty good Instagram Captions for Super Mario Day; just saying.


  • It’s a-me, Mario!
  • Waha!
  • Mario time!
  • Wahoo!
  • Here we go!
  • Hui hew! Just what I needed!
  • Lucky!
  • Let’s-a go!
  • Oh yeah!
  • Mama Mia!
  • Don’t forget to thank Mr. Minamoto!
  • Yiiiiiipeee!
  • Yes! I’m the winner!
  • Spin! Hammer! Fire! Jump!
  • Nintendo!
  • Thanks for playing! Way to go!


  • I’m a-Luigi, number one!
  • Luigi time!
  • I wanna be a great plumber like my brother Mario
  • Bang bang!
  • Alright!
  • Luigi, Luigi! Oh yeah! Oh yeah!
  • What? Stay home and take care of the house? Man, that’s not exciting at all!
  • Okie dokie!
  • Ha ha ha! I’m the best!
  • Let’s-a go…
  • Mario!
  • Mr. Koopa Koot wants my autograph? Me? I guess I’m a little bit of a celebrity after all.
  • High! Hammer! Thunder! Jump!
  • Help meee!
  • Go Weegee!
  • Hey, that’s-a pretty good!


  • Bwah hah hah!
  • I’ll show you the power of the Koopa King!
  • Fungah! Foiled again!!
  • Why, it’s a Bowser Minigame!
  • Mario always defeats me… This time I became invincible and I STILL couldn’t beat him!
  • Gwa ha haaaaa!
  • Welcome to the Bowser Space!
  • But… But I’m Bowser! I’m grade-A, 100% prime-cut final boss! I’m going to take over the world any day now! No way am I helping Mario! He’s always trashing my awesome plans.

Princess Peach

  • Aww, sweet! I did it, yay!
  • Let’s go bake that cake.
  • Mario!
  • Whoo-hoo! Yippee!
  • Thank you, Mario!
  • Let’s go!
  • Whoo! Yay!
  • Whoo! Lucky me!
  • Thanks, thanks.

Princess Daisy

  • Daisy!
  • Everyone says I’m the fairest of them all!
  • I’m the best!
  • Yahoo! I did it!
  • Aw, brutal!


  • Waaa!
  • It’s-a me! WARIO!!
  • Yeah! Take that, losers! Hahaha!
  • Wario time!
  • D’oh, I missed!
  • Wha?
  • Obey Wario, destroy Mario!
  • It’s-a Wii! Wario!
  • Waahahaha!
  • Wario, number one!
  • Have a rotten day!


  • My name is Waluigi!
  • Yeah! Waluigi’s the winner!
  • Evil schemes are my specialty!
  • Wah, heh, heh, heh! Waluigi is number one!
  • The party’s right there! Let’s crash it again!
  • I’m the best!

“There’s a huge universe out there. With a lot of galaxies.
They’re all counting on us.”

– Princess Peach, The Super Mario Bros. (2023)

Top 5 Super Mario Day Facts

Of course, there are TONS of cool facts we could sprinkle on Super Mario Day, but we know you’ve got some games to play, so we’re giving you the top 5 Super Mario Day facts about Super Mario. We wanna give a big shout-out to PBS for bringing out these facts; be sure to support your local PBS station!

  1. Bowser Inspired by Soup: Sounds strange, huh? It’s actually pretty neat! The creator behind the Super Mario world, Shigeru Miyamoto, came up with the term Koopa/Kuppa from a Korean dish (in its Japanese name) Gukbap. Which is a stew served with rice! Hey, there’s another way you can celebrate Super Mario Day, have some Gukbap!
  2. Most Influential Game: Spoken by the Guinness Book of World Records itself, Super Mario Kart is the most influential video game in the gaming world because of the incredible (and easy for video game designers) basis of the game itself. Now, there are hundreds of racing games with themes and characters of their own. Thanks, Super Mario Kart!
  3. The Video Game Crash: Around 1982/83, video games were not doing so hot in the US due to the influx of poorly made games flooding in from movies/tv shows. Around 1985/1986, Super Mario Bros. was making its way over from Japan to the US, and thankfully, it became what it is today.
  4. Mario & Mickey: Mario followed along in Mickey’s footsteps by being the iconic face of the Nintendo company, much like Mickey and Disney! This led to the radical success of Mario being almost more recognizable than Mickey himself. So, Mickey walked so Mario could run, would ya look at that?
  5. Mario the Spin-Off: As we mentioned before, Mario wasn’t the first to come about in the Super Mario world. He was merely a character by the name of Jumpman who appeared in Donkey Kong’s arcade game in 1981. Can you imagine a world with no Mario? No Super Mario Day?! A tragedy!

We encourage you to go on and set off to discover some more Super Mario quotes as a cool and educational way to celebrate Super Mario Day! You can even go on YouTube and simply type in Super Mario facts.

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Super Mario Games

Get into the Super Mario Day holiday spirit by playing a Mario game! We’re sure you have your favorites; we’d be lying if Mario Party wasn’t our go-to jam. But have you ever wondered how many Super Mario games there are?
To quench that Nintendo curiosity, we’ve listed them down below in order of what date they were released! Let the Super Mario Day fun continue!

  1. Super Mario Bros., 1985
  2. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, 1986
  3. Super Mario Bros. 2, 1988
  4. Super Mario Land, 1989
  5. Super Mario Bros. 3, 1990
  6. Super Mario World, 1990
  7. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, 1992
  8. Super Mario 64, 1996
  9. Super Mario Sunshine, 2002
  10. New Super Mario Bros., 2006
  11. Super Mario Galaxy, 2007
  12. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, 2009
  13. Super Mario Galaxy 2, 2010
  14. Super Mario 3D Land, 2011
  15. New Super Mario Bros. 2, 2012
  16. Super Mario Run, 2017
  17. Super Mario Odyssey, 2017
  18. New Super Mario Bros. U, 2019
  19. Super Mario Maker 2, 2019
  20. Super Mario 3D World, 2021
  21. Super Mario Maker, 2021
  22. Bowser’s Fury, 2021
  23. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, 2022
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We’re super (no pun intended … kind of) pumped for Super Mario Day, and we hope, now, you are too! Super Mario Day is about remembering the comfort, fun, and escape this awesome game and its characters bring to millions and the bonds, memories, and fun times we have when we come together and play.
Have a fantastic Super Mario Day, and be sure to come check out our other Obscure Holidays!

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