March Holidays

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Saturday, March 1st, 2014, isWorld Compliment Day, National Fruit Compote Day, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, International Women of Color Day, Be Positive- Do Something Day, Plan a Solo Vacation Day, Peace Corp Birthday, Refired, Not Retired Day, Self Injury Awareness Day (wear an orange ribbon), World Civil Defense Day,International Day of the Seal, National Pig Day, and National Horse Protection Day. The first day of March is Baba Marta’s Day/ Granny March’s Day, Beer Day (Iceland), Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Wales- wear a leek or a daffodil), Gwyl o Merriddyn (at sundown), Hollow Earth Day, it’s the final day of the Intercalary Days (Bahai), Whuppity Scoorie Day is celebrated March 1-7 (Lanark, Scotland), Omizutori/Shunie begins (March 1-14 in Japan), in the Yukon they have the Ice Worm Squirm. In Ancient Rome the Feriae Marti festival went from March 1-24, but the Strenua/Strenia, and Matronalia, were on the first, Old Roman New Year’s Day. The Iditarod starts! The 1st Monday of March is Casimir Pulaski Day, and the first three days are called the Sharp Days. This is the saints day forSt. David (patron poets, vegetarians, Wales), St. Swithbert (patron against angina), and St. Alben of Angers (patron against Pirate attack).

 

The first three days of March are called Sharp Days: One should not wash clothes (for they will wear out), chop wood (or it will rot) or bathe (for one’s hair will fall out).

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, will be National Banana Cream Pie Day, Babysitter Safety Day, Read Across America Day/ Cat in the Hat Day /Dr. Seuss Day, Everything Acts To Further Day, Old Stuff Day, Peasants’ Day (Burma), Texas Independence Day, and Clean Monday in Tyrnavos, Greece. This is Losar (Tibetan New Year), and today the Iditarod starts, as does the Fast of Nineteen Days begins (Baha’I). The first Sunday in March is Girl Scout Sunday, Vasaloppet (Sweden),Holy Wells Day, and Oscar Night. Namesake Day is first Sunday of Celebrate You Name Week. It’s the feast day of St. Chad (patron of astronomers) /Ceadda (Celtic God of Healing Waters), and St. Charles the Good (Counts; Crusaders).

 

The first week of March is National Foreign Language Week, National Professional Pet Sitters Week, and Volunteers of America Week.

 

March is National Optimism Month, Gender Equality Month, Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month, and National Talk to Your Teens About Sex Month.

 

March Lore:

March, named for Mars, was the first month of the Greek and Roman calendar. Anglo-Saxons called it Hraed-monat, rugged month, or Hlyd-monat, stormy month. March was called Mhata or am Mart in Ireland, the seed time, and Hrethmonath, “Hertha’s month,” by the Anglo-Saxons, honoring the earth mother Hertha or Nerthus. The Frankish name for March was Lentzinmanoth, “renewal month.” The Asatru call it Lenting.

Pisces and Aries hold power over March, the Zodiac turning to Aries around March 21st. The flower for those born in March is the daffodil and smaller jonquil. Bloodstone or jasper, or sometimes aquamarine, are the jewels for the month of March. Pisces birthstone is the amethyst, while diamond is the stone for Aries. Albite, amethyst, chrysoprase, fluorite, green tourmaline, labradorite, moonstone, and opal are other stones for Pisces, and Aries also lays claim to amethyst, carnelian, garnet, fire agate, pink tourmaline, and topaz.

Who on this world of ours their eyes

In March first o’en shall be wise,

In days of peril, firm and brave,

And wear a Bloodstone to their grave.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Marta_Day

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, is National Banana Cream Pie Day, Babysitter Safety Day, Read Across America Day/ Cat in the Hat Day /Dr. Seuss Day, Everything Acts To Further Day, Old Stuff Day, Peasants’ Day (Burma), Texas Independence Day, This is Losar (Tibetan New Year), and today the Iditarod starts, as does the Fast of Nineteen Days begins (Baha’I). The first Sunday in March is Girl Scout Sunday, Vasaloppet (Sweden),Holy Wells Day, and Oscar Night. Namesake Day is first Sunday of Celebrate You Name Week. It’s the feast day of St. Chad (patron of astronomers) /Ceadda (Celtic God of Healing Waters), and St. Charles the Good (Counts; Crusaders).

 

 

Tomorrow, Monday, March 3rd , 2014, will be National Mulled Wine Day, National Anthem Day, International Sister Cities Day, Toy Soldier Day, Cold Cuts Day/ aka Heart-Accelerating Sodium-Enriched Cold Cuts Day, Grammar Day,I Want You To Be Happy Day,and “What If Cats And Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs?” Day ©. Norse celebrate the Aegir (Sea Festival), in Egypt Chewing onions for bast Day, in Japan it will be Hina Matsuri /Doll Festival/ Ohina Matsuri/ Peach Blossom Day (Japan), Celtic Rhyfeddod Lleiaf o Rhiannon, starts at sunset, and in Iceland Bun Day (since it’s the Monday before shrove Tuesday), and Clean Monday in Tyrnavos, Greece. The 1st Monday of March is Casimir Pulaski Day, and Fun Facts about Names Day.

The Iditarod continues.

 

This week is Celebrate Your Name Week (1st Full week in March),

National Save Your Vision Week, National Cheerleading Week, & Ghostwriter Week.

February is Academy Awards Month, National Frozen Food Month, and

Improve Management Skills Month.

 

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Monday, March 3rd, 2014, is National Mulled Wine Day, National Anthem Day, International Sister Cities Day, World Wildlife Day,

Cold Cuts Day/ aka Heart-Accelerating Sodium-Enriched Cold Cuts Day, Grammar Day,I Want You To Be Happy Day,and “What If Cats And Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs?” Day ©. Norse celebrate the Aegir (Sea Festival), in Egypt Chewing onions for bast Day, in Japan it will be Hina Matsuri /Doll Festival/ Ohina Matsuri/ Peach Blossom Day/Princess Day (Japan), Celtic Rhyfeddod Lleiaf o Rhiannon, starts at sunset, and in Iceland Bun Day (since it’s the Monday before shrove Tuesday), and Clean Monday in Tyrnavos, Greece. The 1st Monday of March is Casimir Pulaski Day, and Fun Facts about Names Day. Read Across America Day is the nearest school Day to Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

The Iditarod continues.

 

First comes David,

Next comes Chad,

Then comes Winnal,

Roaring mad.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, will be Shrove Tuesday/ Mardi Gras/Carnival/Fat Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday/Paczki Day, etc. etc.. As the 4th it’s National Pound Cake Day, International Scrapbooking Industry Day, National Grammar Day, Courageous Follower Day, Feast of Rhiannon, Festival of Owls, Festival of Pirate Utopias, Holy Experiment Day, Hug a GI Day, March Forth- Do Something! Day, Toy Soldier Day, and Benjamin Harrison day (Indiana). It is the Christian feast day of St. Casmir’s Day (patron of Poland, Lithuania, youth; against plague), and Sts. Adrian and Natalia (patrons plague, epilepsy, arms dealers, butchers, guards, soldiers).

The Baha’i fast continues, as does the Iditarod. The 1st Tuesday of March is Peace Corps Day, and used to be Town Hall Meeting Day, and Inauguration Day . The Tuesday of Celebrate Names Week is

Unique names Day. (I wonder if Pound Cake Day started as a typo of Pancake Day?)

 

The first week of March is Return the Borrowed Books Week, Teen Tech Week, Biking Week, and Festival of Owls Week.

 

March is Music in our Schools Month, Hemophilia Month, and Athletic Training Month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxGNQE5ZLA

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, is Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, will be Shrove Tuesday/ Mardi Gras/Carnival/Fat Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday/Paczki Day, etc. etc.. As the 4th it’s National Pound Cake Day, International Scrapbooking Industry Day, National Grammar Day, Courageous Follower Day, Feast of Rhiannon, Festival of Owls, Festival of Pirate Utopias, Holy Experiment Day, Hug a GI Day, March Forth- Do Something! Day, Toy Soldier Day, and Benjamin Harrison day (Indiana). It is the Christian feast day of St. Casmir’s Day (patron of Poland, Lithuania, youth; against plague), and Sts. Adrian and Natalia (patrons plague, epilepsy, arms dealers, butchers, guards, soldiers).

The Baha’i fast continues, as does the Iditarod. The 1st Tuesday of March is Peace Corps Day, and used to be Town Hall Meeting Day, and Inauguration Day . The Tuesday of Celebrate Names Week is

Unique names Day. (I wonder if Pound Cake Day started as a typo of Pancake Day?)

 

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, will be National Absinthe Day, National Cheese Doodle Day, (what an awful combination!), Alimony Equality Day, Bragi’s Day, Crispus Attucks Day (Boston), Custom Chiefs Day (Vanyatu), Eight Hour Day (Australia), Feast of Excited Insects (China, Korea), Great American Weigh In– Day, Multiple Personalities Day,Navigium Isis (Ancient Egyptian), Say Hi to Mom Day, and Stop the Clocks Day. It’s the feast day of Piran’s Day (patron of miners, Cornwall), and St. Phocas of Antioch’s Day (patron against snakebites, mariners). The Wednesday of Celebrate your Name Week is Learn What your name means Day. This is the first Day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, and the Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod.

 

This week is National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week, Adopt a rescued guinea pig week, and Severe Weather Preparedness Week. (Is this in acknowledgement that it takes all winter for us to get around to taking it seriously, or do they think severe weather starts now?)

 

March is National Umbrella Month, National Color Therapy Month, National Rosacea Awareness Month, and Veggie Month (UK).

 

http://www.eco-action.org/dod/no8/pirate.html

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Wednesday, March 5th,, 2014, is National Absinthe Day, National Cheese Doodle Day, (what an awful combination!), Alimony Equality Day, Bragi’s Day, Crispus Attucks Day (Boston), Custom Chiefs Day (Vanyatu), Eight Hour Day (Australia), Feast of Excited Insects (China, Korea), Great American Weigh In– Day, Multiple Personalities Day,Navigium Isis (Ancient Egyptian), Say Hi to Mom Day, and Stop the Clocks Day. It’s the feast day of Piran’s Day (patron of miners, Cornwall), and St. Phocas of Antioch’s Day (patron against snakebites, mariners). The Wednesday of Celebrate your Name Week is Learn What your name means Day. This is the first Day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, and the Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 6th, 2014, will be National Chocolate Cheesecake Day, aka NationalWhite Chocolate Cheesecake Day,

Oreo Cookie Day, National Frozen Food Day, World Book Day, European day of the Righteous, World Maths Day, Sofia Kovalevskaya Math Day, Lymphoedema Awareness Day, Don’t Join the Circus Day, Alamo Day (Texas), Day of The Dude (Dudist), and

Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day. The Thursday of Celebrate your Name Week is Nametag Day. The Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod.

 

This week is Universal Human Beings Week, Newspaper in Education Week, Conserve Water or Detect a Leak Week, and Autograph Collecting Week.

 

March is National Kidney Month, National American Red Cross Month, and Ethics Awareness Month.

 

http://www.adn.com/2014/02/03/1122850/2014-iditarod-race-map.html

I checked google maps for a route between Anchorage and Nome- there are only flights.

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Thursday, March 6th, 2014, is National Chocolate Cheesecake Day, aka NationalWhite Chocolate Cheesecake Day, Oreo Cookie Day, National Frozen Food Day, Fritter Thursday, World Book Day, European day of the Righteous, World Maths Day, Sofia Kovalevskaya Math Day, Lymphoedema Awareness Day, Don’t Join the Circus Day, Alamo Day (Texas), Day of The Dude (Dudist), and Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day. The Thursday of Celebrate your Name Week is Nametag Day. The Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod.

http://www.jta.org/2014/03/06/news-opinion/world/european-cities-mark-second-day-of-the-righteous

 

 

Tomorrow, Friday, March 7th,, 2014, will be National Be Heard Day, National Crown Roast of Pork Day, National Cereal Day, National Day of Unplugging, (7-8), and Stop Bad Service Day. In ancient Rome they celebrated Junoalia andVejovis Day (Roman), and it’s the feast day of Sts. Perpetua & St. Felicity (patrons of cattlemen, butchers, mothers, martyrs; against infertility) The First Friday in March is World Day of Prayer, Shabbat Across American/ or Canada, Dress in Blue Day (Colon Cancer awareness), Employee Appreciation Day, and Salesperson’s Day. The Friday of Celebrate your Name Week is Middle Name Pride Day. and the First Friday of Lent is Kissing Friday or Nippy Lug Day. The first Friday is supposed to be propitious for all kinds of magic, according to the witches of Catemaco in Mexico.

 

This week is National Words Matter Week, National Agriculture Week, National Consumer Protection Week, and National Schools Social Work Week.

 

March is Sing with your Child Month,

Lymphedema Awareness Month, and Frozen Foods Month.

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Friday, March 7th,, 2014, is National Be Heard Day, National Crown Roast of Pork Day, National Cereal Day, National Day of Unplugging, (7-8), and Stop Bad Service Day. In ancient Rome they celebrated Junoalia andVejovis Day (Roman), and it’s the feast day of Sts. Perpetua & St. Felicity (patrons of cattlemen, butchers, mothers, martyrs; against infertility) The First Friday in March is World Day of Prayer, Shabbat Across American/ or Canada, Dress in Blue Day (Colon Cancer awareness), Employee Appreciation Day, and Salesperson’s Day. The Friday of Celebrate your Name Week is Middle Name Pride Day. and the First Friday of Lent is Kissing Friday or Nippy Lug Day. The first Friday is supposed to be propitious for all kinds of magic, according to the witches of Catemaco in Mexico.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 8th, 2014, will be National Peanut Cluster Day, National Proofreading Day, Second National Day of Unplugging, Be Nasty Day, and Private George Watson Day. This is International Women’s Day /Working Women’s Day/ International Uppity Women Day,Witches Day, Festival of the Earth Goddess/ Feast of Hsi Wang Mu (China)/ Mother Earth Day/ Day for Woman’s Rights and international Peace and maybe Girls Write Now Day. It’s also the

Remembrance day for Rabi’a al-‘Adawiya (Sufi), Forty Saints Eve, and St. John of God’s Day (patron of booksellers, hospitals, nurses, printers; against alcoholism, heart disease). The Saturday of Celebrate Your Name Week is Genealogy Day, and the second Saturday of March is International Fanny Pack Day. The Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod.

 

This is the week some of us have been waiting for: National Procrastination Week, also National School Breakfast Week, and Share a Story Shape a Future Week.

 

March is National Workplace Eye Health Month, National Kidney Month, American Diabetes Alert Month, and Bell Peppers & Broccoli Month.

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Celebrate Peanutbutter clusters, Proofreading, and Women!

 

Today, Saturday, March 8th, , 2014, is National Peanut Cluster Day, National Proofreading Day, Second National Day of Unplugging, Be Nasty Day, and Private George Watson Day. This is International Women’s Day /Working Women’s Day/ International Uppity Women Day,Witches Day, Festival of the Earth Goddess/ Feast of Hsi Wang Mu (China)/ Mother Earth Day/ Day for Woman’s Rights and international Peace and maybe Girls Write Now Day. It’s also the

Remembrance day for Rabi’a al-‘Adawiya (Sufi), Forty Saints Eve, and St. John of God’s Day (patron of booksellers, hospitals, nurses, printers; against alcoholism, heart disease). The Saturday of Celebrate Your Name Week is Genealogy Day, and the second Saturday of March is International Fanny Pack Day.Psychosavato ia Saturdays of the Souls.The Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod. (5 mushers left!)

 

2:00 a.m.): Daylight Savings Time begins–set clocks ahead 1 hour.

 

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 9th,, 2014, will be National Crabmeat Day, Panic Day, Barbie Day, Get Over It Day, Joe Franklin Day, and Rememberance Day for Olav the Martyr. There are several I am not sure about, I can’t find them in many places: Cabin Fever Day, Festival of Primal Ooze, and the Narvik sun Festival. The Slavic spring festival of Strinennia takes place around this time. Girl Scout Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday in Girl Scout Week, or closest to March 12. The Sunday before March 15 is the day for the Hime-no-Miya (penis and vagina festival in Japan). The 2nd Sunday in March is Daylight Savings Time Day/ Check your batteries Day/ /Spring Ahead Day (feh! Government imposed Jetlag Day). This is the feast day of St. Catherine of Bologna (patron of artists),St. Dominic Savio (patron of choirboys, juvenile delinquents), and St. Frances of Rome (patron of motorists). The Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod.

 

 

This week is Universal Women’s Week, SleepAwareness Week, Human Resource Week, and American Council on Education.

 

March is National Flour Month, and National Women’s History Month.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2014/03/08/when_is_daylight_saving_time_it_starts_march_9_and_it_s_bad_for_your_health.html

 

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Celebrate Crabmeat, Barbies, !

 

Today, Sunday, March 9th,, 2014, is National Crabmeat Day, Panic Day, Barbie Day, Get Over It Day, Joe Franklin Day, and Rememberance Day for Olav the Martyr. There are several I am not sure about, I can’t find them in many places: Cabin Fever Day, Festival of Primal Ooze, and the Narvik sun Festival. The Slavic spring festival of Strinennia takes place around this time. Girl Scout Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday in Girl Scout Week, or closest to March 12. The Sunday before March 15 is the day for the Hime-no-Miya (penis and vagina festival in Japan). The 2nd Sunday in March is Daylight Savings Time Day/ Check your batteries Day/ /Spring Ahead Day (feh! Government imposed Jetlag Day). This is the feast day of St. Catherine of Bologna (patron of artists),St. Dominic Savio (patron of choirboys, juvenile delinquents), and St. Frances of Rome (patron of motorists). The Baha’I month of Fasting continues. So does the Iditarod. (The mushers have passed the Shaktoolik checkpoint.)

 

Tomorrow, Monday, March 10th,, 2014, will be the International Day ofAwesomeness,

National Blueberry Popover Day, National Mario Day, Harriet Tubman Day ,Land Line Telephone Day, US Paper Money Day,Tibetan Uprising Day, Cannabarra Day (Ausatralia), and possibly the Festival of Life in the Cracks although it may be internet only. It’s Women and Girls HiV/Aids Awareness Day, and Shivaratri /Mahashivatri (Hindu). The Day after Daylight Savings spring change is designatedFill our Staplers Day, and

Napping Day. In Ancient Greece, every five years on the 9th day of Elaphebolion was the Feast Asklepieia. I have NO idea if it would be the right year even if this is the right day. The Baha-i and Lenten fasts continue. The Iditarod mushers are following the coast. toward Koyuk.

 

The second week of March is Bubble Gum Week, and Music in our Schools Week, and the week with March 12th in it is Girl Scout Week.

 

March is Deaf History Month and Berries and Cherries Month (which seems counter intuitive to me!).

 

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/japan/100315/japan-penis-japanese-vaginas

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Today, Monday, March 10th,, 2014, is the International Day ofAwesomeness,

National Blueberry Popover Day, National Mario Day, Harriet Tubman Day, Land Line Telephone Day, US Paper Money Day,Tibetan Uprising Day, Cannabarra Day (Ausatralia), and possibly the Festival of Life in the Cracks although it may be internet only. It’s Women and Girls HiV/Aids Awareness Day, and Shivaratri /Mahashivatri, and Ayuda Puga Worship of Implements (Hindu).The Day after Daylight Savings spring change is designatedFill our Staplers Day, and

Napping Day. In Ancient Greece, the City Dionysia was celebrated, and every five years on the 9th day of Elaphebolion was the Feast Asklepieia. *I have NO idea if it would be the right year even if this is the right day.) The Baha’I and Lenten fasts continue. The Iditarod mushers are heading Galena to Nulato.

 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11th,, , 2014, will be National Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, World Plumbing Day, and Traditional Town Meeting/ Voting Day in much of New England is the second Tuesday of March. The 2nd Tuesday is also Organize Your Home Office Day. In Ancient Greece, the City Dionysia took place from the 9th to 13th of Elaphebolion (lunar month straddling vernal equinox). In Ancient Rome it was Hercules’ Day. The Iditarod mushers are in the last few days. Lent and Baha’i fast continue.

 

This week (11-17) is Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week (Against bullying), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, and Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign.

 

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, Exotic Winter Fruits Month,

and National March Into Literacy Month.

 

http://dayofawesomeness.com/

 

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Celebrate yummyWaffles, Fresh water, Self determination, and heroic Mushers!

 

Today, Tuesday, March 11th,,, 2014, is National Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, World Plumbing Day, and Traditional Town Meeting/ Voting Day in much of New England is the second Tuesday of March. The 2nd Tuesday is also Organize Your Home Office Day. In Ancient Greece, the City Dionysia took place from the 9th to 13th of Elaphebolion (lunar month straddling vernal equinox). In Ancient Rome it was Hercules’ Day. The Iditarod is over, Dallas Seavey won. Lent and Baha’i fast continue.

 

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, will be National Baked Scallops Day, World Day against Cyber Censorship, Girl Scouts Birthday, Plant A Flower Day, and Alfred Hitchcock Day. It’s the anniversary of the first Fireside Chat Day (1933). The 2nd Wednesday of March is Registered Dietitian Day, and in the Persian Calendar, the last Wednesday of the year (new years is spring equinox) is

Chahar Shanbeh Suri (Red Wednesday) a fire festival. Lent and Baha’i fast continue. Feast of St. Seraphina (patron of disabled, spinners)

 

This week isMasleitsa Butter week (Pre-lent celebration Slavic Orthadox areas) and Education Advocacy Week (10-15).

 

March is Colic Awareness Month, Child Life Month, and Humorists are Artists Month.

 

http://www.worldplumbingday.org/

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Celebrate scallops, flowers, movies, and free internet!

 

Today, Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, is National Baked Scallops Day, World Day against Cyber Censorship, Girl Scouts Birthday, Plant A Flower Day, Stop Smoking Day, and Alfred Hitchcock Day. It’s the anniversary of the first Fireside Chat Day (1933). The 2nd Wednesday of March is Registered Dietitian Day, and in the Persian Calendar, the last Wednesday of the year (new years is spring equinox) is Chahar Shanbeh Suri (Red Wednesday) a fire festival. Lent and Baha’i fast continue. Feast of St. Seraphina (patron of disabled, spinners).

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 13th, 2014, will be National Cocoanut Torte Day, NationalAgriculture Day, National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day, Ear Muff Day, Donald Duck Day, K-9 Veterans Day,Ken (doll) Day, Smart and Sexy Day, and Good Samaritan Day /Good Samaritan Involvement Day. The 2nd Thursday in March is World Kidney Day. TheKasuga Matsuri (“Monkey Festival”)is celebrated in Japan, Scientologists celebrate L Ron Hubbard birth Day, and

Ta’Anit Esther (Thursday fast Purim eve dawn until dusk), the Baha’i and Lenten fasts continue. Runic half-month of Tyr ends.

 

This week is National Groundwater Awareness Week 9-15

 

March is INTERNATIONAL MIRTH MONTH, National Caffeine Awareness Month, and Red Cross Month.

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Celebrate Donald Duck, Earmuffs, Agriculture, Ken, and Coconut tortes!

 

Today, Thursday, March 13th, 2014, is National Cocoanut Torte Day, NationalAgriculture Day, National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day, Ear Muff Day, Donald Duck Day, K-9 Veterans Day,Ken (doll) Day, Smart and Sexy Day, and Good Samaritan Day /Good Samaritan Involvement Day. The 2nd Thursday in March is World Kidney Day. TheKasuga Matsuri (“Monkey Festival”)is celebrated in Japan, Scientologists celebrate L Ron Hubbard birth Day, and

Ta’Anit Esther (Thursday fast Purim eve dawn until dusk), the Baha’i and Lenten fasts continue. Runic half-month of Tyr ends.

 

 

Tomorrow, Friday, March 14th, 2014, will be Pi Day (3-14), National Potato Chip Day, International Ask A Question Day, World Sleep Day, National Save A Spider Day, National Children’s Crafts Day,Learn About Butterflies Day, Steak and BJ Day, White Day (a month after Valentines Day). Arkansas has a Jonquil Festival, Sikhs celebrate Nanakshahi New Year, the Holy Nation of Odin celebrates a Day of Remembrance for Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, Khemetics celebrate a Sacred Day of Ua Zit, the Hindu calendar marks Meena Sankranti, the Attic calendar the Elaphebolion Noumenia and Diasia (maybe, it’s hard to adapt theirs to ours),the Mamuralia is noted in ancient Roman sources, and the Second Equirria more recently. It’s the Feast Day of St. Lubin (patron against rheumatism), and St. Matilda (patron death of children, disappointing children, falsely accused,, large family, queens, second marriages, widows). The Runic half-month of Beorc (birch tree) begins. Lent and the Baha’I fast continue.

 

 

The second week of March is Crochet Week, and this is Teen Tech Week .

 

March is National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month/ On-hold Month, National Peanut Month, and it’s Deaf History Month (3/13 to 4/15),

 

Today, Friday, March 14th, 2014, is Pi Day(3-14), National Potato Chip Day, International Ask A Question Day, World Sleep Day, National Save A Spider Day, National Children’s Crafts Day,Learn About Butterflies Day, Steak and BJ Day, White Day (a month after Valentines Day). Arkansas has a Jonquil Festival, Sikhs celebrate Nanakshahi New Year, the Holy Nation of Odin celebrates a Day of Remembrance for Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, Khemetics celebrate a Sacred Day of Ua Zit, the Hindu calendar marks Meena Sankranti, the Attic calendar the Elaphebolion Noumenia and Diasia (maybe, it’s hard to adapt theirs to ours),the Mamuralia is noted in ancient Roman sources, and the Second Equirria more recently. It’s the Feast Day of St. Lubin (patron against rheumatism), and St. Matilda (patron death of children, disappointing children, falsely accused,, large family, queens, second marriages, widows). The Runic half-month of Beorc (birch tree) begins. Lent and the Baha’I fast continue.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th, 2014, will be Peanut Lover’s Day, National Pears Helene Day, Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, World Consumer Rights Day, World Contact Day, International Day of Action Against Canadian Seal Slaughter, International Day Against Police Brutality, and International Eat a Tasty Animal for PETA Day!. The Ides of March was freaking huge in Ancient Rome. It was the beginning of the Festival of Cybele and Attis (really gears up next week), the Festival of River Nymphs, a Day Sacred to Anna Parenna and River Nymphs, the start of the Hilaria (15-27), the beginning of the Bacchanalia (Greek Dionysia), and the greeks also celebrated Rhea Festova. We call it Brutus Day, and modern pagans celebrate the feast of Hypatia, and some start pre Ostara celebration. Discordians mark this as Rude Awakenings Day. Season of Discord begins. It is the time of the

Marduck’s Festival (Mesopotamia). In Japan it’s the penis/vagina festivals Hōnen Matsuri, Tagata Honen-Sai. The 3rd Saturday of March is National Quilting Dayand Maple Syrup Day. At sunset

Purim begins. It’s the St. Matrona (patron against dysentery), and St. Louis de Marillac (patron of disappointing children, orphans, sick people, social workers, widows)

 

 

This week is International Brain Awareness Week: 10-16 and National Toad Hollow Week (14-21).

 

March is National Youth Art Month, National Cheerleading Safety Month, and National Sauce Month.

http://shashindrasri.blogspot.com/2013/03/pi-day.html

 

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Celebrate peanuts, pears, consumer rights, and contact with other worlds!

Today, Saturday, March 15th,,, 2014, is Peanut Lover’s Day, National Pears Helene Day, Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, World Consumer Rights Day, World Contact Day, International Day of Action Against Canadian Seal Slaughter, International Day Against Police Brutality,True Confessions Day©, and International Eat a Tasty Animal for PETA Day!. The Ides of March was freaking huge in Ancient Rome. It was the beginning of the Festival of Cybele and Attis (really gears up next week), the Festival of River Nymphs, a Day Sacred to Anna Parenna and River Nymphs, the start of the Hilaria (15-27), the beginning of the Bacchanalia (Greek Dionysia), and the greeks also celebrated Rhea Festova. We call it Brutus Day, and modern pagans celebrate the feast of Hypatia, and some start pre Ostara celebration. Discordians mark this as Rude Awakenings Day. Season of Discord begins. It is the time of the

Marduck’s Festival (Mesopotamia). In Japan it’s the penis/vagina festivals Hōnen Matsuri, Tagata Honen-Sai. The 3rd Saturday of March is National Quilting Dayand Maple Syrup Day. At sunset

Purim begins. It’s the St. Matrona (patron against dysentery), and St. Louis de Marillac (patron of disappointing children, orphans, sick people, social workers, widows).Zombie Runs run in some cities.

 

The March Full Moon is called the Full Worm Moon (March 16 1:08 pm), the Crow Moon, the Crust Moon, the Sap Moon, the Lenten Moon, Hunger Moon, Storm Moon, Moon of the Snowbird, Fish Moon (Colonial), Sleepy Moon (Chinese) Windy Moon (Cherokee), Famine Moon (Choctaw), Moon When Eyes are Sore from Bright Snow (Dakotah), Moon of Winds (Celtic), Chaste Moon (Medieval Eng.), and Death Moon (NeoPagan). Many holidays (including Holi and Purim) are associated with this full moon. Purim starts at dusk.

 

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 16th,,, 2014, will be National Artichoke Hearts Day,

International Astrology Day, World Sleep Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day, National Hiccup Day, National Corn Dog Day, Violet Day

Freedom of Information Day, Liberty Day, Black Press Day, Docking Day, Goddard Day, Curlew Day, St. Urho’s Day, and Lips Appreciation Day ©. The Feast of Bacchus/ Bacchanalia/ Dionysoa is the 15th and 16th , HamaspathmaidyemGahambar (Zoroastrian, 5 Days) starts, Voudon Loco Davi (manger du bois rituel), and St. Heribert of Cologne’s Day (patron for rain). The Sunday after 15th is Buzzard’s Day when bird spotters look for Turkey Vultures Returning to Hinckley, Ohio. The Third Sunday of March is Single Parent Family Day, and Purim ends at dusk.

 

This week is National Week of Action (to raise Minimum wage) Week of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialoge and Film, and Fat talk Free Week.

 

March is International Women’s Month, and National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

 

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Winter_Holidays/Purim/purim.html

 

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Celebrate Astrology, Sleep, Hiccups, Corn Dogs, and Purple Beer!

 

Today, Sunday, March 16th,,, 2014, is National Artichoke Hearts Day,

International Astrology Day, World Sleep Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day, National Hiccup Day, National Corn Dog Day, Violet Day

Freedom of Information Day, Liberty Day, Black Press Day, Docking Day, Goddard Day, Curlew Day, St. Urho’s Day, and Lips Appreciation Day ©. The Feast of Bacchus/ Bacchanalia/ Dionysoa is the 15th and 16th , HamaspathmaidyemGahambar (Zoroastrian, 5 Days) starts, Voudon Loco Davi (manger du bois rituel), and St. Heribert of Cologne’s Day (patron for rain). The Sunday after 15th is Buzzard’s Day when bird spotters look for Turkey Vultures Returning to Hinckley, Ohio. The Third Sunday of March is Single Parent Family Day, and Purim ends at dusk.

 

 

Tomorrow, Monday, March 17th,,, 2014, will be St. Patrick’s Day/ Corned Beef and Cabbage Day/ National Green Beer Day/ Green Ribbon Day/ National Day (Ireland)/ Trefuilnid Treochair/ and a secondary National Irish Coffee Day. It is also Evacuation Day (Massachusetts), Muay Thai Day(Thai kickboxing), Submarine Day, Holla Mohalla (Sikh), and one of my favorites (I wish they celebrated it here in the USA, they’ve been gearing up for the last week!) Holi Festival of Colors (India). The Ancient Greeks celebrated Feast of Gaia, the Romans Liberalia. The third Monday in March is Wellderly Well-Elderly Day, and “Dangerous Dan’s Annual Cup Washing”. The Celtic Tree month of Ash/Nuin ends. It’s the Christian Feast days of St. Patrick (against snakes), St. Joseph of Arimathea Day (patron of funeral directors, pallbearers, tin miners), and St. Gertrude of Nivelle (patron of outdoor gardeners, cats, travelers; against mice).

 

The third week of March is American Chocolate Week, Health Information Professionals Week, and this is Sherlock Holmes Weekend.

 

March is National Craft Month, and Deep Vein Thrombosis Month.

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/in-st-urho-finns-have-a-hero-and-a-reason/article_7a8b4eb3-e8c1-5b64-b911-e58650aa2ae1.html

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Celebrate Irish cooking, over-use of green, and lots of other colors! (how often does Holi occur on St. Patrick’s Day, and how many people know or care?)

 

Today, Monday, March 17th,, 2014, is St. Patrick’s Day/ Corned Beef and Cabbage Day/ National Green Beer Day/ Green Ribbon Day/ National Day (Ireland)/ Trefuilnid Treochair/ and a secondary National Irish Coffee Day. It is also Evacuation Day (Massachusetts), Muay Thai Day (Thai kickboxing), Submarine Day, Holla Mohalla (Sikh), and one of my favorites (I wish they celebrated it here in the USA, they’ve been gearing up for the last week!) Holi Festival of Colors (India). The Ancient Greeks celebrated Feast of Gaia, the Romans Liberalia. The third Monday in March is Wellderly Well-Elderly Day, and “Dangerous Dan’s Annual Cup Washing”. The Celtic Tree month of Ash/Nuin ends. It’s the Christian Feast days of St. Patrick (against snakes), St. Joseph of Arimathea Day (patron of funeral directors, pallbearers, tin miners), and St. Gertrude of Nivelle (patron of outdoor gardeners, cats, travelers; against mice).

http://www.festivalofcolorsusa.com/festival-of-colors/ancient-tradition/

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, will be National Oatmeal Cookie Day/

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day, National Bio-Diesel Day, Festival of Sheela-Na-Gig/ Sheela’s Day (day after St. Patricks Day), Awkward Moments Day, Casey Jones Day, Molay Day, Goddess of Fertility Day, Supreme Sacrifice Day, and Forgive Mom and Dad Day ©. It’s Akitu (Babylonian) New Year, and the feast of Legba Zaou (Voudon). The Tree Month of Feorn begins, and Lent continues.

 

This week is Welderly Week (third Monday to Sunday), and World Folktales & Fables Week (which is pretty cool).

 

March is Irish-American Month/ Irish-American Heritage Month, and

National Essential Tremor Awareness Month.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/03/13/india-holi-photos-2014_n_4951917.html

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Celebrate Oatmeal cookies, Bio-Diesel, and spring really close!

 

Today, Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, is National Oatmeal Cookie Day/ National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day, National Bio-Diesel Day, Festival of Sheela-Na-Gig/ Sheela’s Day (day after St. Patricks Day), Awkward Moments Day, Casey Jones Day, Molay Day, Supreme Sacrifice Day, and Forgive Mom and Dad Day ©. It’s Akitu (Babylonian) New Year, and the feast of Legba Zaou (Voudon). The Tree Month of Feorn begins, and Lent continues.

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, will be National Chocolate Caramel Day, Act Happy Day, Client’s Day, Poultry Day, Day to Gather Snakes (Italy), Mojoday (Discordian), Yoruba/Santeria feast of Osanyin, and the Swallows return to Capistrano. In the Ancient world it was The Akitu (Bablylonian New Year), Quinquatria begins (Roman 5 day holiday to Mars and Minerva), Feast of Athena, Day of Nemetona,Urban Dionysia and probably a lot of others spring being eminently celebration worthy. The 3rd Wednesday of March is National Kick Butt Day, the Wednesday before spring equinox (NoRuz, Persian New Year) is Red Wednesday or Chahar Shanbeh Suri, and the day before the Spring Equinox) is Goddess of Fertility Day. It’s St. Joseph’s Day /Joe Worker’s Day /San Giuseppe (patron of carpenters, fathers, house hunting, workers; for a happy death; against communism, doubt). Lent continues, and the Goddess Month of Moura ends.

 

This week is Go Nuts Over Texas Peanuts Week (18-24), and Termite Awareness Week 16-22.

 

March is National CFS Awareness Month, and Spiritual Wellness Month

 

http://www.bandia.net/sheela/

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Celebrate Happiness, Poultry, Chocolate Caramels and bird migration!

 

Today, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, is National Chocolate Caramel Day, Act Happy Day, Client’s Day, Poultry Day, Day to Gather Snakes (Italy), Mojoday (Discordian), Yoruba/Santeria feast of Osanyin, and the Swallows return to Capistrano. In the Ancient world it was The Akitu (Bablylonian New Year), Quinquatria begins (Roman 5 day holiday to Mars and Minerva), Feast of Athena, Day of Nemetona,Urban Dionysia and probably a lot of others spring being eminently celebration worthy. The 3rd Wednesday of March is National Kick Butt Day, the Wednesday before spring equinox (NoRuz, Persian New Year) is Red Wednesday or Chahar Shanbeh Suri, and the day before the Spring Equinox) is Goddess of Fertility Day. It’s St. Joseph’s Day /Joe Worker’s Day /San Giuseppe (patron of carpenters, fathers, house hunting, workers; for a happy death; against communism, doubt). Lent continues, the Goddess Month of Moura ends, and the sign of Pieces.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 20th, 2014, will be the Vernal Equinox, to which many holidays are attached: International Astrology Day,Proposal Day, Equinox Earth Day, Bock Beer Day,Snowman Burning Day,World Storytelling Day, and New Years Day for several cultures like Rosicrucian New Year Nawruz (Persian), Akitu (Babylonian), Equinox of the Gods (Thelemic), (Iranian new year) Norouz/ (Bahá’í) Naw-Rúz/ Chunfen (China)/ Shunbun no Hi (Japan), Higan (Japanese- both equinoxes), Iduna’s Day (Norse), Ostara/ Alban Eilir/ Oestre/ Eostre (Mabon, southern hemisphere), Fredafrewling/ Laureenalia, Vernal Equinox/ Spring Begins/ Pisces zodiac sign ends, and Aries begins. 16:57 UTC.

Other holidays are on March 20th, whether or not the equinox is that day: World Sparrow Day (Nature Forever Society), National Ravioli Day, National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, French Bread Day, Extraterrestrial/ Xtraterrestrial/Alien Abduction Day, Kiss Your Fiancée Day, Rise and Smile Day, Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day, Atheist Pride Day, Bed-in For Peace Day(Beatles), Big Bird’s Birthday, International Day of Happiness, Feast of Legba Zaou (Voudon), World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People, Feast of the good soul for sexual fertility (Khemetic), French Language Day/Francophonie Day (UN), Great American Meat Out Day, World Frog Day, and Lajos Kossuth Day (Hungary). It’s St. Cuthbert’s Day (patron against plague; of boatmen), and Lent continues. The Goddess Month of Columbina begins, Wolf Month ends. The 3rd Thursday of March is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (Campfire), and Companies That Care Day.

 

This week is Act Happy Week (starts Monday), and Camp Fire Boys and Girls Week (Campfire USA Birthday).

 

March is Leeks and Green Onions Month, and Endometriosis Month.

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Celebrate Sparrows, Ravioli, French Bread, and UFO trackers!

 

Today, Thursday, March 20th, 2014, is the Vernal Equinox, to which many holidays are attached: International Astrology Day,Proposal Day, Equinox Earth Day, Bock Beer Day,Snowman Burning Day,World Storytelling Day, and New Years Day for several cultures like Rosicrucian New Year Nawruz (Persian), Akitu (Babylonian), Equinox of the Gods (Thelemic), (Iranian new year) Norouz/ (Bahá’í) Naw-Rúz/ Chunfen (China)/ Shunbun no Hi (Japan), Higan (Japanese- both equinoxes), Iduna’s Day (Norse), Ostara/ Alban Eilir/ Oestre/ Eostre (Mabon, southern hemisphere), Fredafrewling/ Laureenalia, Vernal Equinox/ Spring Begins/ Pisces zodiac sign ends, and Aries begins. 16:57 UTC.

Other holidays are on March 20th, whether or not the equinox is that day: World Sparrow Day (Nature Forever Society), National Ravioli Day, National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, French Bread Day, Extraterrestrial/ Xtraterrestrial/Alien Abduction Day, Kiss Your Fiancée Day, Rise and Smile Day, Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day, Atheist Pride Day, Bed-in For Peace Day(Beatles), Big Bird’s Birthday, International Day of Happiness, Feast of Legba Zaou (Voudon), World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People, Feast of the good soul for sexual fertility (Khemetic), French Language Day/Francophonie Day (UN), Great American Meat Out Day, World Frog Day, and Lajos Kossuth Day (Hungary). It’s St. Cuthbert’s Day (patron against plague; of boatmen), and Lent continues. The Goddess Month of Columbina begins, Wolf Month ends. The 3rd Thursday of March is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (Campfire), and Companies That Care Day.

 

 

Tomorrow, Friday, March 21st, 2014, will be California Strawberry Day, it’s also down as National French Bread Day again (I suspect some confusion), National Common Courtesy Day, National Teen-Agers Day, National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,

International Day of Forests and The Tree,World Down Syndrome Day, International Day of Nowruz, World Puppetry Day, Memory Day, World Poetry Day, Children’s Poetry Day, National Puppy Day, National Single Parent Day, International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, National Flower Day, National Fragrance Day, Global Understanding Day, Back Badge Day, Day of Memory for victims of all Mafias (Italy),Afghanistan Day, Harmony Day(Australia), and Master Gardener Day. There are a few spring equinox carry overs: Farvardigan,Haru-no-Higan (Japan), Marzanna Spring Festival (Poland), Sham al-Naseem (Egypt), which may be a carrying over of The Coming Forth of the Great Ones (Egyptian). In Rome the Salii Festival was celebrated. The Sun Enters Aries, Lent continues, and Falcon Month begins. It’s the feast day of St. Benedict (patron of speleologists), and

St. Nicholas of Flüe, aka Bruder Klaus (patron of difficult marriages; large families; magistrates)

 

This week the National Cherry Blossom Festival begins (until April 13), and it’s Flood Safety Awareness Week (16-22).

 

March is International Ideas Month, National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, and Credit Education Month.

 

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Celebrate Common Courtesy, Flowers, Forests, Poetry, & Spring!

 

Today, Friday, March 21st, 2014, is California Strawberry Day, it’s also down as National French Bread Day (again- I suspect some confusion), National Common Courtesy Day, National Teen-Agers Day, National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,International Day of Forests and The Tree,World Down Syndrome Day, International Day of Nowruz, World Puppetry Day, Memory Day, World Poetry Day, Children’s Poetry Day, National Puppy Day, National Single Parent Day, International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, National Flower Day, National Fragrance Day, Global Understanding Day, Back Badge Day, Afghanistan Day, Harmony Day(Australia), and Master Gardener Day. There are a few spring equinox carry overs: Farvardigan,Haru-no-Higan (Japan), Marzanna Spring Festival (Poland), Sham al-Naseem (Egypt), which may be a carrying over of The Coming Forth of the Great Ones (Egyptian). In Rome the priests of Mars, the Salii, celebrated. The Sun Enters Aries, Lent continues, and Falcon Month begins. It’s the feast day of St. Benedict (patron of speleologists), and

St. Nicholas of Flüe, aka Bruder Klaus (patron of difficult marriages; large families; magistrates)

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, will be National Bavarian Crepes Day, Coq au vin Day, International Day of the Seal,World Day for Water /World Water Day, World Day of Metta, International Goof-off Day, National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy,Education and Sharing Day, Banned in Boston Day, and As Young as You Feel Day. The ancient Roman festival of Cybele and Attis begins, (all last week was a fast period) with the Arbor Intrat/ Procession of the Tree- Bearers, and the Quinquatrus Ends.

Trivia: This is Capt. James T. Kirk’s birthday. (2233 or 2228)

 

 

 

This week is Jobs for Teens Week (18-24), National Anonymous Giving Week (18-24), and National Bubble Week (19-25).

 

March is International Listening Awareness Month, National Eye Donor Month/ Help Someone See Month.

 

http://worlddayofmetta.com/

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Celebrate Corn Dogs, Crepes, Coq au Vin, Seals, and especially water!

Today, Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, is National Bavarian Crepes Day, National Corn Dog Day,Coq au vin Day, International Day of the Seal, World Day for Water /World Water Day, World Day of Metta, International Goof-off Day, National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy, Education and Sharing Day, Banned in Boston Day, and As Young as You Feel Day. The ancient Roman festival of Cybele and Attis begins, (all last week was a fast period) with the Arbor Intrat/ Procession of the Tree- Bearers, and the Quinquatrus Ends.
Trivia: This is Capt. James T. Kirk’s birthday. (2233 or 2228)

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 23rd, 2014, will be National Melba Toast Day, National Chip and Dip Day, National Corn Dog Day, Black Marriage Day, Near-Miss Day, O.K. Day, World Meteorological Day (UN), Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Day, and it may be that the
Thunder Festival (Iroquois) continues (probably depends on the tribe). In ancient Rome this was the day of Tubilustrium (part of holy week- tree laid to rest). It’s the day of St. Rafka (patron of sick people, against illness, loss of parents), Blessed Sibylline of Pavia (patron of illigitimacy, loss of parents), St. Toribio (patron of Latin American bishops, native rights).

The 3rd week of March is National Poison Prevention Week, National Animal Poison Prevention Week, and National Inhalant and Poison’s Awareness Week.

March is National Humane Education Awareness, Honor Society Awareness Month, and Poison Prevention Awareness Month.

 

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Today, Sunday, March 23rd, 2014, is National Melba Toast Day, National Chip and Dip Day, National Corn Dog Day, Black Marriage Day, Near-Miss Day, O.K. Day, World Meteorological Day (UN), Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Day, and it may be that the
Thunder Festival (Iroquois) continues (probably depends on the tribe). In ancient Rome this was the day of Tubilustrium (part of holy week- tree laid to rest). It’s the day of St. Rafka (patron of sick people, against illness, loss of parents), Blessed Sibylline of Pavia (patron of illigitimacy, loss of parents), St. Toribio (patron of Latin American bishops, native rights).

Tomorrow, Monday, March 24th, 2014, will be National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, World Tuberculosis Day, International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for Dignity of Victims,and Harry Houdini Day.
In Ancient Rome it was Dies Sanguinis (Day of Blood) marked both by Bellona’s Day when the priests of the Goddess of War drank their own blood, and the Galli, the priests of Cybele, flogged and castrated themselves, as part of their holy week. It was also the Feast of Priapus, (not noted for castration ), and one site says that it’s the Festival of Heimdall. Lent continues, although it does not, apparently include Sundays. I didn’t know that! It is the feast day of St. Catherine of Sweden (patron against abortion, miscarriage), and the Archangel
Gabriel (patron of childbirth, diplomats, messengers, postal workers, stamp collectors, telephone workers).

This week is National Wildlife Week, and National Second-Hand Shopping Week (19-25).

March is National Kite Month, Mental Retardation Awareness Month, and National March to College Month.

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Celebrate Raisinettes, Harry Houdini, and beating TB!

Today, Monday, March 24th 2014, is National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, World Tuberculosis Day, International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for Dignity of Victims,and Harry Houdini Day. In Ancient Rome it was Dies Sanguinis (Day of Blood) marked both byBellona’s Day when the priests of the Goddess of War drank their own blood, and the Galli, the priests of Cybele, flogged and castrated themselves, as part of their holy week. It was also the Feast of Priapus, (not noted for castration 😉 ), the Festival of Heimdall (Norse), and Komoeditsi (Slavic). Lent continues. It is the feast day of St. Catherine of Sweden (patron against abortion, miscarriage), and the Archangel Gabriel (patron of childbirth, diplomats, messengers, postal workers, stamp collectors, telephone workers).

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, will be Waffle Day/ Vaffeldagen (Sweden, I love that it was based on mistranslating “Vårfrudagen” as “Våffeldagen”), Pecan Day (National Pecan Day is April 14), Tolkein Reading Day, National Agriculture Day, Old New Years Day(Medieval English), National Medal of Honor Day,Celebrate Rivers, Lakes & Ponds Day, National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy, International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic, International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members (I sometimes wonder if these Presidentially declared holidays are meant to be “one offs”),Master Gardener Day, and Schwalbentag, Day of Swallows UK. Its’ the Christian Feast of the Annunciation/ Lady Day/ Quarter Day and Old New Years Day. Feast of Oshun (Yoruba), the Hilaria (Roman), and some neo-pagan sites have this as the Feast of Artemis, Festival for Anubis, Feast of Mars and Neria (but I’m not sure if they aren’t just passing around each other’s information). It’s St. Dismas’ Day (patron of prisoners, funeral directors, criminals, thieves), The fourth Tuesday of every March is American Diabetes Assoc Alert Day.

 

http://www.theglobaldispatches.com/articles/sex-and-myth-in-ancient-rome

This week is Termite Awareness Week, National Clutter Awareness Week (19-25), and Week of Solidarity with People’s Struggling against Racism & Discrimination (21-27).

 

March is Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science & Engineering Month, and Save Your Vision Month.

 

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Celebrate Waffles, Pecans, Tolkein, & Medal of Honor recipients!

 

Today, Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, is Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, will be Waffle Day/ Vaffeldagen (Sweden, I love that it was based on mistranslating “Vårfrudagen” as “Våffeldagen”), Pecan Day (National Pecan Day is April 14), Tolkein Reading Day, National Agriculture Day, Old New Years Day(Medieval English), National Medal of Honor Day,Celebrate Rivers, Lakes & Ponds Day, National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy, International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic, International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members (I sometimes wonder if these Presidentially declared holidays are meant to be “one offs”),Master Gardener Day, and Schwalbentag, Day of Swallows UK. Its’ the Christian Feast of the Annunciation/ Lady Day/ Quarter Day and Old New Years Day. Feast of Oshun (Yoruba), the Hilaria (Roman), and some neo-pagan sites have this as the Feast of Artemis, Festival for Anubis, Feast of Mars and Neria (but I’m not sure if they aren’t just passing around each other’s information). It’s St. Dismas’ Day (patron of prisoners, funeral directors, criminals, thieves), The fourth Tuesday of every March is American Diabetes Assoc Alert Day.

This is one of the days upon which it was asserted the world was created.

 

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, will be National Nougat Day, Spinach Day, Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness), Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, Legal Assistants Day, International Sister Cities Day, Global Understanding Day, Prince Kahio Day (Hawaii), and the day of the Tichborne Dole. In the Cybelene Holy week, this was Requietio (the Day of Rest), Khordad Sal (Fasli calendar- Zoroastrian), and the Christian feast day of St. Ludger (patron of Saxons), and St. Margaret Clitherow (Patron of businesswomen & martyrs). The last Wednesday of March isManatee Appreciation Day.

 

This week is National Spring Fever Week (19-25), and the last week of March is National Cleaning Week.

 

March is Employee Spirit Month, National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month, and Parents Without Partners Founder’s Month.

http://www.ibtimes.com/tolkien-reading-day-2014-25-inspirational-quotes-books-j-r-r-tolkien-1563437

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, is Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, will be National Nougat Day, Spinach Day, Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness), Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, Legal Assistants Day, International Sister Cities Day, Global Understanding Day, Prince Kahio Day (Hawaii), and the day of the Tichborne Dole. In the Cybelene Holy week, this was Requietio (the Day of Rest), Khordad Sal (Fasli calendar- Zoroastrian), and the Christian feast day of St. Ludger (patron of Saxons), and St. Margaret Clitherow (Patron of businesswomen & martyrs). The last Wednesday of March isManatee Appreciation Day.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 27th, 2014, will be National Spanish Paella Day, World Theatre Day, National “Joe” Day, Celebrate Exchange Day, & Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day. They pad holidays with anniversaries:Alaska Earthquake Day, and Viagra Day, and the Cherry Blossom Festival Bloom watch starts (no one will be surprised if it’s late this year). In Ancient Rome the Lavatiowas nearly the end of Holy Week. It’s the feast day of St. Alkelda (patron against eye disease), and St. Osweiler (Blessing of horses, tractors, and cars).

 

This week is National Sleep Awareness Week (26-4/1), and National LGBT Health Awareness Week (24-28).

 

March is Small Press Month, and Transgender Month of Action for Healthcare Equality.

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/makeholidayday.htm

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Celebrate Paella, Theatre, Joes, and Quirky Country Music!

 

Today, Thursday, March 27th, 2014, is National Spanish Paella Day, World Theatre Day, National “Joe” Day, Celebrate Exchange Day, & Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day. They pad holidays with anniversaries:Alaska Earthquake Day, and Viagra Day, and the Cherry Blossom Festival Bloom watch starts (no one will be surprised if it’s late this year). In Ancient Rome the Lavatiowas nearly the end of Holy Week. It’s the feast day of St. Alkelda (patron against eye disease), and St. Osweiler (Blessing of horses, tractors, and cars).

 

Tomorrow, Friday, March 28th, 2014, will be NationalBlack Forest Cake Day, Something On A Stick Day, Weed Appreciation Day, Virtual Advocacy Day, Garden Seeds Day, Eggsibit Day, and frivolously Defy Death Today Day. Historically this is the Roman holidays Initium Caiani, and Sacrifice At the Tombs, Taurobolium.

This was the Birthday of Christ (until 336 CE, then it was changed), and some also have this as the day the Sun and Moon were created that first “week”. The Norse honor Ragnar Lodbrok Day (Norse).

 

This week is Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week.

 

March is National Philatelic Society Month (Philately means stamps),

Veggie Month (UK), and Trisomy Awareness Month.

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Friday, March 28th, 2014, is National Black Forest Cake Day, Something On A Stick Day, Weed Appreciation Day, Virtual Advocacy Day, Garden Seeds Day, Eggsibit Day, and frivolously Defy Death Today Day. Historically this is the Roman holidays Initium Caiani, and Sacrifice At the Tombs, Taurobolium.

This was the Birthday of Christ (until 336 CE, then it was changed), and some also have this as the day the Sun and Moon were created that first “week”. The Norse honor Ragnar Lodbrok Day (Norse).

 

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 29th 2014, will be National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, National Mom and Pop business Owners Day, Vietnam Veteran’s Day, Festival of Smoke and Mirrors, Knights of Columbus Founders Day, Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day, Swedish Colonial Day (Delaware), Texas loves the Childern Day, and Weed Appreciation Day (although most sites have it the 28th). Borrowed Days begin (calendar legend held that March stole 3 days from April),

Runic half-month of Beorc/Birkana ends, and it’s the feast day of

St. Woolos aka Gwynllyw Milwr (patron of pirates, soldiers). At

8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday is Earth Hour: turn off or dim your lights for an hour.

 

This week is YoYo and Skill Toy Weekend.

 

March is Play The Recorder Month, National Collision Awareness Month.

http://www.earthhour.org/

 

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Celebrate Mom and Pop stores, Vietnam Veterans, and Weeds!

 

Today, Saturday, March 29th, 2014, is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, National Mom and Pop business Owners Day, Vietnam Veteran’s Day, Festival of Smoke and Mirrors, Knights of Columbus Founders Day, Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day, Swedish Colonial Day (Delaware), Texas loves the Children Day, and Weed Appreciation Day (although most sites have it the 28th). Borrowed Days begin (calendar legend held that March stole 3 days from April),

Runic half-month of Beorc/Birkana ends, and it’s the feast day of

St. Woolos aka Gwynllyw Milwr (patron of pirates, soldiers). At

8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday is Earth Hour: turn off or dim your lights for an hour.

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 30th, 2014, will be Turkey neck soup day

National Badminton Day, Doctor’s Day, Dining Car Day, Pencil Day, Take A Walk In The Park Day, Grass is Always Browner On the Other Side of the Fence Day, Honesty Day, I Am In Control Day,

Check For Change In Every Coin Return You Pass Day (they’re really pushing it with that one!), and Daylight Savings Time begins in the EU. It’s the Benediction de Los Animales (Mexico), Day of Bau (Babylonian), another Eostre’s Day (Germanic), the feast day of Saint Quirinus of Neuss (patron against the bubonic plague, smallpox, and gout; afflictions associated with the legs, feet, ears; paralysis; ulcers; Goiter; skin conditions; diseases affecting cattle and horses;patron saint of animals; patron saint of knights, soldiers, and horsemen), and the Festival of Janus and Concordia and Festival of Salus, (Roman). The Last Sunday in March is Brothers Day, and the 4th Sunday in Lent is celebrated as Mothering Sunday/ Simnel Sunday / Mezza Quaresima / Laundress Day. The Runic half-month of Ehwaz (horse) begins.
This is International Listening Weekend.

 

March is National Color Therapy Month and National Nutrition Month.

 

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Celebrate Badminton, Pencils, Honesty, and getting outside!

 

Today, Sunday, March 30th, 2014, is Turkey neck soup day

National Badminton Day, Doctor’s Day, Dining Car Day, Pencil Day, Take A Walk In The Park Day, Grass is Always Browner On the Other Side of the Fence Day, Honesty Day, I Am In Control Day,

Check For Change In Every Coin Return You Pass Day (they’re really pushing it with that one!), and Daylight Savings Time begins in the EU. It’s the Benediction de Los Animales (Mexico), Day of Bau (Babylonian), another Eostre’s Day (Germanic), the feast day of Saint Quirinus of Neuss (patron against the bubonic plague, smallpox, and gout; afflictions associated with the legs, feet, ears; paralysis; ulcers; Goiter; skin conditions; diseases affecting cattle and horses;patron saint of animals; patron saint of knights, soldiers, and horsemen), and the Festival of Janus and Concordia and Festival of Salus, (Roman). The Last Sunday in March is Brothers Day, and the 4th Sunday in Lent is celebrated as Mothering Sunday/ Simnel Sunday / Mezza Quaresima / Laundress Day. The Runic half-month of Ehwaz (horse) begins.

 

Tomorrow, Monday, March 31st, 2014, will be National Clams On The Half Shell Day, Tater Day, Oranges And Lemons Day, National “She’s Funny That Way” Day, Eiffel Tower Day, Bunsen Burner Day, Caesar Chavez Day (California), Thomas Mundy Peterson Day (NJ), Lunaria (ancient Rome), Sacred Drama Day (Ancient Babylonia), Smell the Breeze Day /Sham el-Nessim (Egyptian), and Ugadi (Yugadi) (Hindu). The Last Monday in March is Seward Day, and in India they are celebrating Gudi Padwa/ Kalash Sthapana.

 

This week is Tsunami Awareness Week (24-30), Consider Christianity Week (25-31), the Pennsylvania Maple Festival March (29-April 6), and the Mule Day celebration starts today. The Ocean Festival Sea-son (3/13 – 6/8).

March is National Social Work Month.

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Celebrate Taters, the Eiffel Tower, Bunsen Burners, and Chavez!

 

Today, Monday, March 31st 2014, is National Clams On The Half Shell Day, Tater Day, Oranges And Lemons Day, National “She’s Funny That Way” Day,Eiffel Tower Day, Bunsen Burner Day, Caesar Chavez Day (California), Thomas Mundy Peterson Day (NJ), Lunaria (ancient Rome), Sacred Drama Day (Ancient Babylonia), Smell the Breeze Day /Sham el-Nessim (Egyptian), and Ugadi (Yugadi) (Hindu). St. Balbinus’ Day (patron against diseases of the lymph glands, scrofula) The Last Monday in March is Seward Day, and in India they are celebratingGudi Padwa/ Kalash Sthapana, and it’s Picnic DaySizdeh Bedar (Persian),

 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, will be National Sourdough Bread Day, international  Tatting Day, Lupus Alert Day, One Cent Day, Alaska Dryrotta Day, Atheist Day, Sizde

h Bedar (Persian Picnic Day) and the Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration.

It will also be International Fun at Work Day,April Fool’s Day/All Fools’ Day/April Noddy Day / Festival of Irritating Jokes and Childish Japes /Festival of Positive Threats /Loki’s Day (Neo-heathen) /Eris Day/ Coyote Day/ Huntigowk Day / April Fish Day/ Gowkie Day /Gowkin’ Day/ St. Stupid Day, Reading is Funny Day/ Edible Book Day/Fossil Fools Day/ and my favorite variant: Day of Dignity. (I think this might also be a good “Call in Sick Day” depending on your temperament and that of your coworkers/students.) In Ancient Rome they celebrated Veneralia /Fortuna Virilis, in Egypt Het-Hert Hathor’s Day, in Japan the

Miyako Odori,(Cherry Blossom Dances-Japan) begin, and Mule Day isfirst Monday in April.(TN)

 

This week is Rootcanal Awareness Week (25-31), Protocol Officers week, and Mule Days (1-7).

 

March is Expect Success Month, and Supply Management Month.

 

 

 

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