Let's Celebrate the Day

Most of our desk calendars only show the most recognized holidays and events; they do not include the unique holidays that could or maybe should be celebrated. Almost everyday of the year is recognized as a special day for some reason or another. There are days dedicated to foods, drinks, fun, jobs and serious issues. You name it, and there is probably a special day for it. 

An Old Irish Blessing
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In my search to find the most complete yearly calendar that included not only well-recognized holidays but also the bizarre and unusual ones, I, of course, went online. There you can find many different websites that offer this information, and from them, I created my listing.

For the month of March, my desk calendar shows these events and special holidays:        

            March 5 – Ash Wednesday
            March 9 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
            March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
            March 20 – First Day of Spring       

Now, as Emeril would say, “Bam!” let’s “Kick it up a notch!” and “Feel the love” for these March holidays that are fun and unique. 

Some Unique Holidays to Celebrate in March

 March 1     Pig Day
                   One word – barbecue!

March 1    National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
                  Things that come to my mind are: Reese’s
                  Peanut Butter Cups, a heaping spoon of peanut  
                  butter and, of course, a peanut butter and jelly 
Unique Holidays in March Don't get any Sweeter Than a Reese's Peanut Butter CupCredit: Southerngirl09            
March 2     Banana Cream Pie Day
                   This dessert is the perfect ending to a delicious meal.

                   National Old Stuff Day
                   I have lots of old stuff in the back of my closet; 
                   today is a good day to pack it up, and give it to
                   someone who could use it.

March 3     If Pets Had Thumbs Day
                   Take a break, and read the book The Art of
                   Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Enzo, a dog
                   who knows the value of thumbs, tells this
                   captivating story.

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                   National Anthem Day
                   Read and reflect on the words of your National 
                   Anthem. This is a good family project.

                   National I Want You To Be Happy Day
                   Do something that will make someone happy 

March 4      Hug A GI Day
                    If you can’t hug a GI today, then at least walk
                    up to one and say “Thank You.”

                    National Pound Cake Day
                    Make a pound cake for your family dinner,
                    and then share a few slices with a neighbor.

March 5      National Cheese Doodle Day
                    My husband celebrates this day almost daily!

Have a Cheese Doodle Day on National Cheese Doodle DayCredit: Southerngirl09

                    Multiple Personality Day
                    Caution: So you will be your normal sweet self,
                    do not get up on the wrong side of the bed

March 6      Dentist Day
                    Not where you want to spend today - that is,
                    unless you have a toothache.

                    National Frozen Food Day
                    This is a day to celebrate your hard work freezing all those fresh vegetables
                    from your summer garden.

March 7      World Day of Prayer
                    Join with others on this day, and pray for our planet.

                    Cereal Day
                    Start your day off with a nutritious bowl of
                    cereal for breakfast.

March 8      Be Nasty Day
                    This is the day to be overly nice to anyone you encounter who is nasty.

                    National Peanut Cluster Day
                    Now I can really get into this celebration!

March 9     Check Your Batteries Day
                    Protect your loved ones and your home by checking and/or replacing the
                    batteries in your smoke detectors/alarms and carbon monoxide
                    detectors today.

                    National Panic Day
                    Do your income taxes, today, so you won’t
                    have this day on your calendar next month.

March 10    Middle Name Pride Day
                    Expecting? Then use this day to think of a 
                    name your child will be pleased to share and 
                    know how to spell. 

March 11    National Organize Your Home Office Day
                   (The second Tuesday in March.)
                   This day won’t come a day too soon at my house!

                    National Worship of Tools Day
                    Appreciate your tools by giving them a good

March 12    Plant a Flower Day
                    Depending on where you live, plant a flower 
                    outside, or repot one of your houseplants.

                    National Alfred Hitchcock Day
                    Today, why not watch one or more of his famous films - 
                    Notorious, North by Northwest, Rear Window,
                    Pyscho or The Birds.     

March 13    Earmuff Day
                    If it’s a cold day, then wear a pair of earmuffs.
                    Jewel Day
                    Watch the movie classic Gentlemen Prefer
                    Blondes, and enjoy the musical hit from this
                    movie, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.

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March 14    Learn about Butterflies Day
                    Visit your local library, check out a book about
                    butterflies and learn about them. This is
                    another great family project.

                    Pi Day
                    A day made for mathematicians – the rest of
                    us have the day off!

                    National Potato Chip Day
                    Pile them on your plate with a sandwich.

Chips and a Sandwich - No Better Way to Celebrate National Potato Chip DayCredit: Southerngirl09

March 15    Everything You Think is Wrong Day
                    Grab your paper and pen, and start writing.
                    Write to whomever you think can make what’s
                    wrong - right.

                    National Pears Helene Day
                    There are many recipes online for this famous
                    French dessert – give one a try.

March 16    Freedom of Information Day (President James Madison’s birthday)
                    This is a right and a privilege to be protected, treasured and celebrated.

                    Everything You Do Is Right Day
                    My husband said that I have been celebrating
                    this day everyday for years!

March 17    St. Patrick’s Day
                    Spend time with your child/children, and
                    make a Watergate Salad for dinner.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Watergate SaladCredit: Southerngirl09

                    Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
                    Yummy! This is on my menu for today!

March 18    Goddess of Fertility Day
                    If you want her to visit, I hope she will.
                    Supreme Sacrifice Day
                    Say a prayer for our brave military men and

March 19    Poultry Day
                    Cook up an old-fashioned comfort food like
                    Chicken and Dumplings.

Chicken and Dumplings - A Yummy Way to Celebrate National Poultry DayCredit: Southerngirl09

                     Let’s Laugh Day
                     Laughter is good for you! Enjoy this everyday – not just today.

March 20    Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
                    This is the day for those travelers who have
                    been everywhere and done everything!

                    Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®
                    I will be calling my daughter today. Why not 
                    give yours a call, too!

March 21    National French Bread Day
                    Pick up a loaf for dinner.

                    Single Parent’s Day
                    Lend a hand to a single parent today to help
                    them out.

March 22    National Goof-off Day
                    If it's your day off from work, then have fun
                    celebrating. Otherwise, put off your celebration
                    until you have a day off.

                    World Water Day
                    Contribute to one of the many
                    charities that help people get clean water.

March 23    National Chip and Dip Day
                    Typically, whenever these are served, it means a party is
                    about to happen.

Get Your Fill of Potato Chips on National Chip and Dip DayCredit: Southerngirl09

                    National Puppy Day
                    Visit the SPCA, and rescue a puppy or one of
                    his elders.

March 24    National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
                    I have no chocolate covered raisins in the house, so I
                    will improvise. I will eat a raisin and some
                    chocolate chips at the same time. Ta-da!

March 25    National Waffle Day
                    Bring on the maple syrup, and let’s eat.

March 26    National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
                    I name the second Wednesday of every
                    month  “Take Your Better Half Out to Eat
                    Day.” (Everyone in favor can vote below in the
                    comment section.)

                    National Nougat Day
                    I will celebrate with a Snickers bar and savor
                    the nougat center.

March 27    National “Joe” Day
                    Begin this special day with your favorite blend
                    of “Joe.”

                    Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
                    Play my favorite - She Thinks
                    My Tractor’s Sexy by Kenny Chesney

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March 28    National Black Forest Cake Day
                    Ooh - bring it on!
                    Something On A Stick Day
                    You could make Satay for dinner, settle for a
                    popsicle or hold out for that first MLB game
                    on March 31 and get a corn dog.

March 29    National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
                    Shop at a Mom and Pop Business today, and support small businesses.

                    Smoke and Mirrors Day
                    Be alert today: WYSINAWYG (What you see
                    is not always what you get.)        

March 30    National Doctors Day
                    Be thankful for the ones you have, eat an
                    apple, be healthy and try to stay out of their office.
                    I Am In Control Day
                    If I am indeed in control today, then I say: “Let’s
                    book a cruise!”

                    Take a Walk in the Park Day
                    This is a wonderful way to celebrate everyday!

March 31    Eiffel Tower Day
                    I won’t visit there today, but hopefully, this is in
                    my future.

                    Bunsen Burner Day
                    Celebrate by not burning down the lab today!

In Closing

However you spend your day, always remember this quote from an unknown author:

“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.”

Do you plan to celebrate any of these holidays? If so, please share in the comment section below what you plan to do on these unique holidays in March.