MARIO will show you the way! Mar.10 is MARIO Day

If you grew up in the 1980’s or 1990’s you are sure to know who Mario and his brother Luigi are.

Mario and his brother are the most renowned characters of any of the Nintendo games! For Mario Day take a walk through the history of this endearing character.

In celebration of Mario Day (March 10), Google has collaborated with Nintendo to bring the iconic video game mascot to Google Maps.

Starting today and running until March 17, Google Maps users around the world can replace the app’s navigation arrow with Mario.


Updating the app through Google Play or the App Store is required to enable the feature. Once the update has been downloaded, all you need to do is click the yellow “? Block” icon located on the bottom right of the app and the regular navigation arrow will be replaced by Mario driving a kart.

This is a gamer holiday that is celebrated on march 10th because of the way the date appears, when abbreviated (Mar.10). It looks just like the name Mario.

Did you know?


  • Mario, the Italian plumber, first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981
  • In 1983 Mario got his own game with his brother Luigi
  • Mario is known as being the most famous video game character ever created
  • Over 210 million copies of the Mario game series have been sold

There really is only one super way to celebrate Mario Day and this is to get playing! Dust off that console and take the day to enjoy the fun and frustration that comes with platform games.

Have you shown your children the fun that Mario and all the characters have ready for them?

Today is the day! Spend some quality time sharing the fun and the memories with them.

Gaming and sweets go hand in hand, so having a treat and some time to remind yourself why the Mario Series has been so successful is the perfect way to celebrate Mario Day! Don’t forget to share the fun with your friends and family. Mario loves his brother Luigi, so share the love as well as the fun!


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