National Mario Day – a day that honors Mario from the popular Nintendo game. If you grew up in the
National Mario Day
Held annually on March 10.
That is because of the way the date
- Mario, the Italian plumber, first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981 (his name was Mr. Jumpman and he was a carpenter)
- In 1983 Mario got his own game with his brother Luigi
- Mario is known for being the most famous video game character ever created
- Over 260 million copies of the Mario game series have been sold
First published March 9, 2019. Last updated or republished March 9, 2020.