In December I picked up (on sale) the 2019 National Day Calendar: The Official, Authoritative Source for Fun, Unusual & Unique National Days. Thought it would be good for possible blog posts, but I’d kind of forgotten about it till now. I notice that March is full of them – we’ve already missed:
– Read Across America Day – March 1, also called Dr. Seuss Day, and
– Fat Tuesday – March 5 – which was also Multiple Personality Day. (I wonder how you celebrate that?!)
However, we haven’t missed:
– International Women’s Day – March 8, of which you may be aware. And we know
– Pi Day – March 14 – is coming up next week, thanks to VS’ parties.
Here are more holiday highlights from the rest of March that you can still celebrate. I’ve found online explanations of how some of these “holidays” came to be. (I’m not taking time for details on all of these gems, so feel free to give us details on the ones I’ve neglected.)
– Worship of Tools Day – March 11 ..“a day to go out into the garage, the tool shed, the storage closet or where ever it is you keep your tools. You can clean them, reorganize them, make something new with them or maybe go to the store and buy a new one.”
– Plant a Flower Day – March 12
– Good Samaritan Day – March 13
– Corned Beef & Cabbage Day – March 17 (not surprisingly)
– Awkward Moments Day – March 18
– Common Courtesy Day – March 21 (also French Bread Day)
– Near Miss Day – March 23 ..“an annual reminder of the day in 1989 when an asteroid nearly collided with the Earth.”
– Tolkien Reading Day – March 25 ..“organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages.
– Joe Day – March 27 “Enjoy a cup of ‘joe’ with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Josette, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie or any variant of the name Joe every year”
– Take a Walk in the Park Day – March 30
What holiday do you wish we could celebrate? When on the calendar would you put it?