Unique or Bizarre Holidays in March
February 28, 2011
Most of us have grown up celebrating St. Patrick's Day every March 17, whether we are Irish or not! I know I love to wear green, see the parade when I can, and pretend to be Irish for the day. Also, the day is not complete without one of my favorite ethnic dishes--the obligatory corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread. Yum! I'm hungry just thinking about it, but I digress...
You may not be aware, but March also has many other special observances: There is Music in our Schools Month, National Craft Month, National Peanut Month, National Women's History Month, and Red Cross Month to name a few. Some people also observe the second week of the month as either National Bubble Week, or Crochet Week.
According to a fun little website I stumbled across, here are a few fun ways to celebrate the month of March in a creative way:
- March 1 -National Pig Day
- March 1 - Peanut Butter Lover's Day
- March 3 - I Want You to be Happy Day
- March 4 - Employee Appreciation Day (first Friday in March)
- March 6 - National Frozen Food Day
- March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day
- March 12 - Girl Scouts Day
- March 14 - National Potato Chip Day
- March 16 - Freedom of Information Day (the birthdate of Pres. James Madison, our 4th President and the chief author of the Bill of Rights)
- March 18 - Supreme Sacrifice Day
- March 19 - Poultry Day
- March 20 - Proposal Day
- March 23 - Near Miss Day
- March 28 - Something on a Stick Day
- March 30 - Take a Walk in the Park Day (one I REALLY want to celebrate after this snowy winter!)
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the things you can celebrate in March, but I hope it gets you started! And of course, many of these things can be researched further at your local Mid-Continent branch. Just check out a book on President Madison, a cookbook to inspire you with peanut butter, an appetizer book on what to serve with potato chips, poultry, or what tasty things can be served on a stick! The possibilities are endless. Happy March!
Red Bridge Branch