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Daily Holidays - March 12

Plant a Flower Day Few things on the planet are more beautiful or fascinating than flowers—with over 400,000 flowering plant species in the world, there is definitely something every one of us would fall in love with. Flowers have served numerous purposes over the millennia, from decorational purposes to medicinal ones, as well as many, many more. In 17th century Holland, a house could be purchased for tulips, and flowers have also been an integral part of various religions and mythologies and their traditions and rituals. Could you even imagine a wedding reception without the bouquet toss? Would there be any Christmas without poinsettias? What would poets and painters do without the flowers that have inspired them to create countless works of art? From the simple daisy to the elegant rose, and from the colorful wildflowers dotting hillsides to the elaborate and vibrant flowers of southeastern Asia, flowers have more than deserved their own day though for their contributions to art, culture, and life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plant-a-flower-day/

Girl Scout Birthday Day Girl Scouts came into existence in 1912, when a woman named Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low organized the first ever Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia, with just 18 girls from the surrounding area. Low had spend considerable time thinking about what could be done to help young women get outdoors and become more independent, self-reliant and resourceful so they could become better citizens in the future. From the very beginning, the Girl Scouts have been an organization run by women, for women, and over a hundred years after its creation, it has grown to 3.7 million members worldwide. It has been estimated that, since its inception, 50 million girls and women have been member of the organization. Membership is organized by age, and there are different activities available at each level, all suited to the individual needs of each age group. The Girl Scouts is an organization for American girls and American girls living abroad, traditionally ages 5 to 18. Girl Scouts typically meet in groups called a troop, with the troops being run by volunteers, who are often parents of troop members. This makes the Girl Scouts a very close-knit organization. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/girl-scout-day/

Genealogy Day Many of us are too preoccupied with our lives to think too much about the past, especially ancestors of our who lived and died perhaps hundreds of years ago. every now and then, however, people who happen to have a bit more time start digging around and sometimes find out the most fascinating facts about where their forefathers came from and what kid of people they were. Think about it: aren’t you just a little bit curious? If so, Genealogy Day is sure to prove both fun and educational. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/genealogy-day/


Daily Holidays - March 11

Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day The waffle is a breakfast treat that became popular during the Middle Ages although many of us have replaced this baked delight with a bowl of cereal of a coffee. Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day celebrates this ancient food; the addition of oatmeal and nuts signifies the fact that peasants added these substances to give a bit of extra flavour to what may have otherwise been a relatively bland waffle alone. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/oatmeal-nut-waffles-day/

World Plumbing Day World Plumbing Day is an international event, initiated by the World Plumbing Council, held on 11 March each year to recognise the important role plumbing plays in societal health and amenity. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-plumbing-day/


Daily Holidays - March 10


National Pack Your Lunch Day Many of us buy lunch everyday at work or school, rather than taking 10 minutes in the morning or the night before to make our own. Pack Your Lunch Day celebrates the humble homemade lunch, whether it’s a sandwich, leftovers, sushi or something altogether different. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pack-your-lunch-day/

International Day of Awesomeness A day for celebrating all things awesome, and everything awesome that you, your friends, and everybody else does. Take a moment to consider everything that you’re awesome at, and to recognise feats of awesomeness performed around you for the Day Of Awesomeness. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/day-of-awesomeness/

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of kidney-related diseases and of the overall importance of our kidneys to our health. It also tries to highlight preventative measures, in an attempt to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and related health problems, on a global scale. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-kidney-day/

Mario Day In recognition of everyone’s favourite pizza-loving Nintendo character, take part in celebrating Mario Day. First appearing in Donkey Kong in 1981, Mario soon became not only the mascot for computer giant Nintendo, but also a worldwide sensation. The hugely successful Super Mario Bros. series, featuring Mario and his brother Luigi, defined the 1980’s and the 1990’s and Mario himself still remains one of the most adored, world-renowned computer heroes of all time. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mario-day/

Daily Holidays - March 9

National Crabmeat Day having just eaten at a delightful crab restaurant I have settled in to write with the flavor still resting in my mouth and the warmth of a full stomach. Whether you enjoy the intricacy and delicacy involved in smashing open the appendages of these delectable crustaceans, or whether you prefer to let someone else put in the hard work of acquiring the succulent sustenance within said appendage, there really should be no disagreement about the wonderful, soft flavor of crab meat. If you’re in agreement about the venerability of crab meat then Crab Meat Day is the perfect day to allow yourself to splurge on the expense of the local crab special at your local restaurant. If you do happen to disagree about the wonders of the crab meat or if you are one of those people who just dislike seafood on general principle, then at the very least take Crab Meat Day as an opportunity to attempt to expand your palette and give crab meat a second try. The worst that can happen is that you confirm your dislike for the flavor and end up taking the crab meat back home as leftovers to pawn off on one of your family or friends who appreciates the delicacy for its true worth. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/crabmeat-day/

Barbie Day Celebrate one of the world’s best known dolls – Barbie Day celebrates her debut in New York at the American International Toy Fair in 1959. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/barbie-day/

Get Over It Day One of the most interesting holidays to be found is known simply as “Get Over it Day“. This celebration was invented in 2005 when a man was having a rather difficult time overcoming the loss of his girlfriend. In essence, this day is meant to help people get over their troubles and tribulations while doing so in humurous ways. It is also considered a day to remember that others in the world will certainly have it worse than us, so Get Over it Day is also a day to feel a bit humble. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/get-over-it-day/

Panic Day is the day to let rip and succumb to the terror, giving free reign to this much suppressed emotion. Flap your arms and scream, run around in circles, if it helps, or just stay in bed quivering with your head under the pillow. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/panic-day/


Daily Holidays - March 8


National Peanut Cluster Day Many foods have their own special day, and the humble peanut is no exception. Peanut Cluster Day celebrates all that is delicious and unique about the peanut. Strictly speaking not a nut but in fact a variety of bean, peanuts were originally cultivated from plants native to Paraguay, and have been enjoyed as an addition to cooking or as a tasty snack for centuries. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peanut-cluster-day/

Day for Women's Rights Mother, sisters, wives, girlfriends and fiancees…what would we ever do without them? Nobody can honestly say we don’t owe an enormous amount to the women in our lives, from the mothers who made us chicken soup when we were sick as children, to the sisters who helped us decide what to wear on our first date, to the wives who somehow manage to juggle both a career and a family, never missing a beat. Women’s Day is all about celebrating these incredible people and showing them how much we love, respect and value them. This holiday is perhaps especially important in parts of the world where women are still forced to deal with shocking inequality on a daily basis and is meant to raise awareness of the challenges and struggles faced by these women. Women’s Day celebrates women’s history, highlighting key events, milestones and achievements, and aims to further promote and raise awareness of women’s rights and to achieve equal opportunity status in all walks of life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/womens-day/

National Proofreading Day Take some time and re-read everything you write for Proof Reading Day – better to get it right than to have to go back through and fix your mistakes! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/proofreading-day/

Daily Holidays - March 7

National Crown Roast of Pork Day The name ‘Crown Roast of Pork’ refers to a dish made by placing two sets of pork ribs on their sides with the bones pointing upward and arranging them into a circle. This makes the ribs resemble the pointy bits on a crown. Though it looks odd if you haven’t had it before, it can be quite an impressive dish! The origins of Crown Roast of Pork Day are unfortunately unknown. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/crown-roast-of-pork-day/

National Be Heard Day Are you a small business owner, entrepreneur, or other local company who may find it difficult to compete against the large chain stores, or other, bigger businesses? Are you struggling to be heard? Here is your chance to find your voice and shout out your worth on Be Heard Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/be-heard-day/

National Cereal Day Cereal (at least, in terms of breakfast cereal) is a surprisingly modern invention. Dating back to colonial America, cereal has become an incredibly popular way to start the day. Why not celebrate Cereal Day by trying a new breakfast cereal! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cereal-day/


Daily Holidays - March 6

National Frozen Food Day While you might expect Frozen Food Day to be the invention of a manufacturer of frozen food, it was actually inaugurated by US President Ronald Reagan in 1984! Food frozen slowly is not very tasty when defrosted, but ‘flash’ frozen food – the technique of freezing food quickly – keeps the food as fresh and delicious as it was when it was first frozen. The flash freezing technique was developed by none other than Clarence Birdseye, inspired by seeing Inuit eating thawed fish which had been frozen months earlier. You might recognise the Birdseye name from the frozen food section . https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frozen-food-day/

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day While you might expect cheesecake recipes to have originated in the 20th Century, you’d be wrong. A form of cheesecake actually dates back to the Ancient Greeks and seems to have been on offer at the first Olympic Games in 776 BC! The recipe spread from there and has been refined along the way, especially with the use of cream cheese rather than the flour, honey and cheese ingredients of the earliest version.

Namesake Day encourages you to explore the roots of your name, to find out if you were named after somebody of something in particular, and to research and connect with people who share the same name as you. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/namesake-day/

Dentist Day Dentists aren’t the most popular people in the world. But without them, we’d all have terrible teeth, and no doubt forget to floss or get regular check-ups. What would we do without dentists when we get tooth-ache, and need help with braces and fillings? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dentists-day/


Daily Holidays - March 5

National Cheese Doodle Day While cheesy cornmeal snacks can be enjoyed all year round, they are best enjoyed on Cheese Doodle Day. While there are many variations on the snack food, which is made by puffing and baking cornmeal and then coating it with cheese, the most popular are Cheez Doodles. These are produced by Wise Foods, who began selling packets of Cheez Doodles in the 1960s after taking over the family business of Morrie Yohai, inventor of the cheese doodle snack in the 1940s. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cheese-doodle-day/

National Absinthe Day Touted for its innate ability to inspire such writers as Ernest Hemingway and Oscar Wilde (to name but a few), this tempting alcoholic beverage is known to be a mild hallucinogenic to some of those who experience the allures of the “green muse”. Absinthe Day is another way to celebrate the fact that the popularity of this drink has resurfaced in recent times. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/absinthe-day/


Daily Holidays - March 4

National Pound Cake Day It is said that pound cakes can be traced back to at least the beginning of the 18th century and to commemorate this sinfully delectable delight, Poundcake Day is now celebrated each and every year. Every year, countless thousands of those with a bit of a sweet tooth memorialise this delight by baking their own cake using ingredients of their choosing. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/poundcake-day/

International Scrapbooking Industry Day Celebrated all over the world, International Scrapbooking Industry Day is the day when lovers of memories, paper, photos and glue come together to celebrate this immensely popular hobby. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-scrapbooking-industry-day/

National Grammar Day Celebrate Grammar Day by crossing your I’s, dotting your T’s, and making sure that you’re correctly punctuating and structuring your sentences. Watch those apostrophes! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/grammar-day/

Toy Soldier Day Although Toy Soldier Day may not be as famous of an occasion as Christmas or Halloween, countless fans of stage persona Dr. Steel celebrate the event each and every year. However, its name is a bit deceiving. As opposed to collecting or displaying plastic toys or replicas, Toy Soldier Day is actually intended to unite fans of various role-playing activities. Ranging from nurses to scouts (and yes, soldiers), one of the primary goals is to collaborate, compare and share costume ideas. Never heard of it? No problem! This is the perfect day to broaden your entertainment horizons a bit and find out new ways to have some fun with life! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/toy-soldier-day/


Daily Holidays - March 3

National Cold Cuts Day Cold cuts come in many shapes and forms whether it’s leftover ham, turkey or chicken, deli sliced pastrami, salami, chorizo, sausage or corned beef. The key to truly celebrating National Cold Cuts Day in style is lashings and lashings of cold cuts, freshly baked bread, salad and a creative flurry in the kitchen. Whack any cold cut you can find on the bread, top it with salad and a drizzle of oil, and tuck in! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cold-cuts-day/

National Mulled Wine Day We can thank the ancient Romans for having spread the recipe across their colonies. Just like modern-day Italians, their ancestors couldn’t stand average quality wines, so they invented mulled wine as an efficient way to make unremarkable wine tastier and more aromatic. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mulled-wine-day/

World Book Day Some people like to read the biographies of the most influential people in history, like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Ghandi. Some people like novels that send chills down their spines, from goth horror novels like Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to Stephen King’s epistolary novel, “Carrie”. Some prefer the classics, like “Pride and Prejudice” or the “Old Man and the Sea”. But regardless of the kind of books you like the most, the indisputable truth is that the world would not be the same without books. Books have been educating and inspiring us for thousands of years, so it should go without saying that World Book Day is a more than well-deserved holiday. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-book-day/


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