Dr. Seuss: Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it comes a memory.
March is loaded with holidays that are worth celebrating, and some that are not. You be the judge.
Yesterday was National Pig Day, and I hope that everyone had an extra helping of bacon with breakfast. Today, we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. And tomorrow is “What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day.” I will personally send a prize to the person who shows me the most creative way to celebrate this special day!
IHOP should be doing big business on Saturday, March 4 as we enjoy International Pancake Day. The event is celebrated worldwide with various pancake cooking and eating contests. And don’t confuse March 4 with March 25, National Waffle Day!
March 5 is Middle Name Pride Day, so why don’t you go around calling your friends by their middle names? I’m sure they’d appreciate it.
One of my favorite days is March 8, National Proofreading Day. My friend Kathy writes a blog on this very topic. As your civic duty, I recommend each of you visit proofthatblog.com sign up for her pearls of wisdom.
Another useless day: March 10 is Mario day. Written in abbreviated form as Mar. 10, do you see the connection? Buy your favorite Mario a beverage of his choice today.
March 12 is the start of the Jewish holiday Purim, which commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the book of Esther. Some ways to celebrate include: (1) giving money gifts to at least two poor people; (2) sending gifts of two kinds of food to at least one person; (3) enjoying a festive Purim feast, which often includes wine or other intoxicating beverages; and (4) eating hamantashen, a three-cornered pastry bursting with poppy seeds, apricots, or other sweet fillings.
March 14 is Pi Day, a day to celebrate the mathematical constant that starts 3.14, which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Or, since that’s no fun at all, a day to eat pie.
March 14 is also National Potato Chip Day, which apparently is only a celebration of chips because March 23 is National Chip and Dip Day. Be careful not to eat dip on the 14th!
National Puppy Day is celebrated on March 21 and is a day meant to celebrate the cuteness that is puppies. If you like that sort of thing.
How will you celebrate National Goof-Off Day on March 22? It’s a Wednesday this year, so let’s think of something work-friendly. Or not.
One more word about Purim, and some of my friends will find this funny. Think “just Jewish.” There is a spirit of revelry and fun on Purim that is unparalleled on the Jewish calendar. If there were ever a day to “let loose” and just be Jewish, this is it!