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Daily Holidays - March 21

National French Bread Day The French have been baking long sticks of bread for over 200 years; but it was only in 1920 that the current baguette we know and love came into being. A law was passed in France in 1920 that prohibited anyone from starting work before 4am; making it impossible for French bakers to get their traditional breads baked in time before people went off to work. Voilà, the quick baking baguette was born! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/french-bread-day/

National Common Courtesy Day Politeness and consideration for others abound on Common Courtesy Day. Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, hold doors open for others, and consider the feelings and perceptions of those around you throughout the day.


Daily Holidays - March 20

National Ravioli Day Ravioli is any type of filled pasta that’s been sealed up. So, whether you have a penchant for tortellini, the humble ravioli, or the not-so-common agnolotti, they are all types of ravioli and deserve to be celebrated!
It may seem daunting to even consider making ravioli from scratch; and indeed, there are many good ready-made versions available if you are pressed for time or lacking in confidence. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ravioli-day/

Kiss Your Fiancée Day Kiss Your Fiancé Day was created as a reminder to couples who are busy planning their wedding day to take some time off and enjoy each other. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kiss-your-fiance-day/

The International Day of Happiness was introduced by the General Assembly of the United Nations during 2012 and was celebrated for the first time in 2013. Through seminars and educational tips and tools, the aim is to educate and increase public awareness of the benefits of happiness. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-day-of-happiness/

World Storytelling Day The aim of World Storytelling Day is to celebrate the art of oral storytelling, with as many people as possible around the world telling and listening to stories in their own languages on the same day. People taking part can link up with others around the globe who are also contributing – making it a truly international festival that creates new friends and promotes positive understanding of cultures around the world! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-storytelling-day/


Daily Holidays - March 19


Poultry Day Oh yes, it’s a fowl, fowl day – Poultry Day, that is! Celebrate this whole range of domestic feathered friends that are raised for their meat and eggs by thinking about just how boring Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays would be without the addition of a turkey, chicken, duck, goose or pheasant to the table. How naked would your fancy salad be without a quail’s egg quivering at the top? How incomplete would that Chicken Pot Pie be without…well…the chicken? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/poultry-day/

National Chocolate Caramel Day What better way to celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day than with a favourite chocolate bar, or a piece of millionaire shortbread? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-caramel-day/

Corn Dog Day Corn Dogs are a favorite in America, and commonly associated with the sport of Basketball. Corn Dogs are made by battering and frying (or sometimes baking) hotdog-style sausages on sticks. Why not celebrate Corn Dog Day by making some at home? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/corn-dog-day/

Daily Holidays - March 18


Awkward Moments Day Awkward moments happen all the time, and to some folks more than others! For anyone who’s ever wished the ground would open up and swallow them, Awkward Moments Day is a celebration of all awkward moments. From walking out of a public toilet with loo roll on a shoe, to realising you’ve been speaking to someone everyday for a year, and don’t know their name, life is full of these moments. Although there isn’t much information regarding the origins of Awkward Moments Day, many people have commented on how interesting it is that Awkward Moments Day is the day after St Patrick’s day! Awkward Moments Day can boast a mascot though, the awkward turtle. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/awkward-moments-day/

Forgive Mom and Dad Day Parenting is an enormously challenging task and although some parents are better than others, none are perfect. Forgive Mom & Dad Day presents a perfect opportunity to let go of past hurts and frustrations, to let well-meaning but disappointing parents off the hook, and to find freedom from nagging resentments. Forgiving opens the door to a brighter future. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/forgive-mom-dad-day/

National Biodiesel Day Celebrate the birth of Rudolph Diesel and his vision of using vegetable oil as fuel on Biodiesel Day by switching to biodiesel fuel and power. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/biodiesel-day/

Daily Holidays - March 17

St. Patrick's Day Saint Patrick’s Day, colloquially St. Paddy’s Day or simply Paddy’s Day, is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/saint-patricks-day/


Daily Holidays - March 16

Freedom of Information Day On March 16th 1751, in a nation that was heading towards a rebellion that would change the world forever, James Madison Jr. was born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was raised on a tobacco plantation with his 11 younger brothers and sisters, and inherited the plantation upon his fathers death. Showing the sort of fearless ambition and political savvy that would serve him well in the years to come, he then grew that plantation to 5000 acres, becoming the largest landowner in Orange County, Virginia, and one of the most important citizens of the area. He would later come to be known as “Father of the Constitution” for drafting the United States Constitution and the United States Bill of Rights, and was the loudest voice of the time for ensuring that the government of the newly formed nation held no secrets from the people it served. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/freedom-of-information-day/

Lips Appreciation Day Who doesn’t love lips, right? Take a moment to appreciate the tactile and speech facilities given to you through the use of your lips for Lips Appreciation Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lips-appreciation-day/


A reminder to vote in today's primary 3/15/16

I encourage all to get to the polls in Missouri and the other states having a primary election today and vote for the candidate that you find best matching your preferences. Every vote counts and a large voter turnout insures that those in the media and in power hear the voices of the people.

Daily Holidays - March 15

Brutus Day Brutus Day aims to promote recognition of the fact that betrayal, backstabbing and dirty politics aren’t by any means a thing of the past, and are as widespread and tactical in our modern, corporate lives as they were in the forums of ancient Rome. Watch your back, avoid office politics, and look out for your friends! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/brutus-day/

Buzzard's Day The annual celebration of a bird whose circling overhead was a signal to the cowboys of old that a once living creature had met its demise seems strange to say the least. Yet, Buzzard Day is circled on the calendars of many dedicated Ohio residents who, once a year, eagerly scan the skies with binoculars watching for its return. For them this graceful, winged creature with its bald head and red beak signals, not death, but rebirth. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/buzzards-day/

True Confessions Day Keeping a guilty secret can be stressful and puts a strain on any relationship. On a lighter note, confessing your feelings to someone could start a beautiful new friendship! True Confessions Day is a day that was created to inspire people to let go of their secrets and have a day of honesty. It’s no surprise that confession is such a big part of many religions: it allows one to cleanse their heart of their troubles and move on with a clear conscience. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/true-confessions-day/


Daily Holidays - March 14

National Potato Chip Day Potato Chip Day is a celebration of the world’s best-loved snack, first created in the 19th century. Tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt was staying at Saratoga Springs in New York and kept on sending back his French fries because he said they were cut too thick. Chef George Crum cut his spuds as thin as possible, initially as a joke – and the result was the world’s first potato chips. The snack’s popularity spread in the 1920s, when the first mass-produced packs went on sale. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/potato-chip-day/

Pi Day 3.141592653589793238462643383… That’s (part of) the number being celebrated on Pi Day! Pi (no, not pie) is the relationship between the diameter and circumference of a circle, and a mathematical constant. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pi-day/


Daily Holidays - March 13

Coconut Torte Day Seems only 51 weeks ago we were last celebrating Coconut Torte Day with a delicious, moist, coconutty coconut torte. But no, apparently it’s been a whole year! Thank goodness it’s rolled around again so soon. What could be more exciting than the smell of a cake in the oven? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/coconut-torte-day/


Earmuffs Day Protect your ears from loud noises and protect them from the cold on Earmuffs Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/earmuffs-day/

Ken Day celebrates the occasion in 1961 when Barbie’s long-term on-off boyfriend, Ken Carson, first appeared on the scene, exhibited by his makers Mattel at a toy fair. In spite of some unfair comments about his manliness, and the rather more likely suggestions that he cared more about his clothes than his love life, the romance blossomed. The couple had a brief separation in the 1960’s, but then stayed together until 2004. Then, in a move that shocked the world of plastic celebrities, Barbie announced their break-up, and transferred her affections to Blaine Gordon, an Australian surfing dude. Ken hadn’t given up though, and in 2011 made some much-publicised attempts to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary by winning her back. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ken-day/

National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day Everybody knows that opening an umbrella indoors is supposed to be bad luck. But is there any truth behind this age-old superstition? Fortunately for those spending sleepless nights pondering this question, there is actually a wacky holiday dedicated to finding out the truth. The aptly-named Open An Umbrella Indoors Day was invented in 2003 by a man called Thomas Knibb. Knibb allegedly hoped to defy silly superstitions by encouraging people to open their umbrellas indoors and observe the (non-existent) consequences. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/open-an-umbrella-indoors-day/
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