Saturday, March 1, 2014

Bizarre and Unique Holidays—March 2014

Just like all the other months, March has its share of bizarre, unusual, and unique holidays.  March also has month long celebrations:  Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Irish American Heritage Month (designated by Congress in 1995), National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women's History Month, Red Cross Month, and Social Workers Month.

In addition to the month long celebrations, March also has some week long celebrations.  The second week in March is host to two celebrations: National Bubble Week and also Crochet Week.

March 1      National Pig Day
March 1      Peanut Butter Lovers Day

March 2      Old Stuff Day—always celebrated on March 2.  When asking someone "What's new?" or "What's happening?" you quite often get the stock answer of "Same old stuff."  Old Stuff Day is in recognition of that standard answer indicating a boring life.  This is a day to NOT do the same old stuff and perpetuate your boring routine.  Do something…anything…as long as it's different.

March 3      I Want You To Be Happy Day
March 3      If Pets Had Thumbs Day
March 3      National Anthem Day
March 3      Peach Blossom Day

March 4      Holy Experiment Day
March 4      Hug A GI Day—always celebrated on March 4.  Give a big hug to any and all GIs you see today.  It's a small thanks to the men and women who serve their country.

March 5      Multiple Personality Day.

March 6      Dentist's Day
March 6      National Frozen Food Day

March 7      National Crown Roast Of Pork Day
March 7      Employee Appreciation Day (the first Friday in March)
March 7      National Salesperson Day (the first Friday in March)

March 8      Be Nasty Day
March 8      International (Working) Women's Day

March 9      Panic Day—always celebrated on March 9).  Try to stay calm.  Take a deep breath.  Will you be able to handle today?  Don't worry or fret and, above all, don't panic.

March 10   Middle Name Pride Day

March 11   Johnny Appleseed Day
March 11   Worship of Tools Day

March 12   Girl Scout Day
March 12   Plant A Flower Day

March 13   Ear Muff Day—always celebrated on March 13.  This seems to be doubly appropriate given all the cold, snowy, and icy weather we've had in my part of the country this winter.  In addition to keeping your ears warm, they protect you from ear infections and ear aches resulting from icy cold wind and weather.  They come in a variety of designs and colors to fit almost anyone's personality.
March 13   Jewel Day
March 13   Popcorn Lovers Day

March 14   Learn About Butterflies Day
March 14   National Potato Chip Day
March 14   National Pi Day—celebrated on 3.14, which is the value of Pi.

March 15   Everything You Think Is Wrong Day—always celebrated March 15.  This is the day when nothing goes right and we've all had those days.  This is a special day to recognize that everyone has the occasional bad day.
March 15    Ides Of March, as made famous by Shakespeare when the soothsayer says to Caesar, Beware the Ides of March.
March 15   Incredible Kid Day
March 15   Dumbstruck Day—always celebrated March 15.  This is the day to be dumbstruck over the things you see, hear, and read.  Today is the day to be dumbstruck like the rest of us without guilt or embarrassment.
March 15   National Quilting Day (the third Saturday in March)

March 16   Everything You Do Is Right Day—always celebrated on March 16.  This could be the perfect day.  Some days are good, some are bad, and most are a combination of both good and bad.  Today is the opposite of yesterday…Everything You Think Is Wrong Day.
March 16   Freedom Of Information Day

March 17   Submarine Day (the sandwich or the boat?)
March 17   St. Patrick's Day

March 18   Goddess of Fertility Day
March 18   supreme Sacrifice Day

March 19   Poultry Day

March 20   International Earth Day
March 20   Extraterrestrial Abductions Day—always celebrated March 20.  Keep an eye on the skies and be ready to duck and hide.  Celebrate today by reading and watching science fiction stories about UFOs, but be sure to keep out of sight…just in case.
March 20   Proposal Day

March 21   Fragrance Day

March 22   National Goof Off Day

March 23   National Chip And Dip Day
March 23   Near Miss Day

March 24   National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

March 25   National Agriculture Day (date varies)
March 25   Pecan Day
March 25   Waffle Day

March 26   Make Up Your Own Holiday Day—always celebrated March 26.  The object of this day is to allow one day for a topic or event of your choice that has otherwise escaped special recognition.  Simply declare this to be whatever special holiday you wish.

March 27   National "Joe" Day

March 28   Something On A Stick Day

March 29   National Mom And Pop Business Owners Day
March 29   Smoke And Mirrors Day

March 30   National Doctor's Day
March 30   I Am In Control Day—always celebrated March 30.  This day is closely related to March 9th Panic Day.  Perhaps you went through Panic Day before getting things under control and now you're celebrating.
March 30   Take A Walk In The Park Day

March 31   Bunsen Burner Day

March 31   National Clam On The Half Shell Day—always celebrated on March 31.  Thank goodness someone thought to create this holiday.  Don't hide in your shell today and don't clam up.  Get out and celebrate!


Franny Armstrong said...

I'll go for hug a GI! I love a man in uniform.

Shawna Delacorte said...

Hi, Franny: You can't go wrong with that one!

Thanks for your comment.