Holidaze

Happy Exotic Winter Fruits, Leeks and Green Onions Month!

Wha? Yeah, me too. 

It seems that not only does March belong to St. Patrick’s Day, but a slew of other “holidays” as well.

Just to name a few: Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month, Deep Vein Thrombosis Month, Bell Peppers and Broccoli Month, Berries and Cherries Month, International Expect Success Month, National Caffeine Awareness Month, Eye Donor Month, Frozen Food Month, National Clean Up Your IRS Month, Humorists Are Artists Month, Honor Society Awareness Month, National Kite Month, National On-Hold Month (um, phone? Projects? What?) Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Optimism Month, Sing With Your Child Month, Spiritual Wellness Month. Whew.

But wait there’s more. Not only do we have monthly observances, but daily and weekly ones too.

If you like your name, rejoice. Celebrate Your Name Week begins on March 6. Save Your Vision Week ironically coincides with Read an E-Book Week also beginning on March 6. But then, Return The Borrowed Books Week also falls here, probably for those who really do want to celebrate Save Your Vision Week. American Chocolate Week starts March 20. Can’t wait.

Today is Dr. Suess’s Birthday and the 100 Day of School for my kids. (Snow days aside here.) My daughter figured this would be as good a day as any to go to school in fancy clothes — hence her ensemble of a black velvet dress, polka dot leggings, a sequined sweater and a big giant flower headband to top it all off. I have to admit, if one can find a reason to be fancy, then one should. She looked fabulous.

Who doesn’t love St. Patty’s day on March 17.  I love green beer, corned beef and cabbage and being Irish that day, and the fact that it always reminds me of my dad. Not a lick of Irish in him – Jewish actually – but every St. Patrick’s Day he’d dye his beard green, tie one on with the rest of the Irish-For-One-Dayers in New York City and sing silly Irish songs when my mom poured him into the car at the train station. Good times. My mom also made St. Patrick’s Day special by turning our peanut butter green for the PB+J sammies. There were always some strange looks at the lunch table. (Thanks Mom.)

Awkward Moments Day falls on March 18. Could this be in any way tied to the fact that you overindulged the night before and could very well not remember dancing on that table to Irish Eyes Are Smilin? Hmm. I don’t know how I will celebrate this one. I am sure it will include a couple of pregnant pauses. Badumpump.

I like March because it’s also my birthday month. I was born on the Vernal Equinox many years ago. It’s better known as March 20, the first day of spring.

Apparently, though I share my special day with Snowman Burning Day. Yup, falls on March 20th too. There is just something so wrong with that. Seriously. Why would anyone feel the need to burn that poor snow man? Corn Dog Day, Maple Syrup Day and Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day also fall on the 20th.

I knew the 80s would come back — International Fanny Pack Day is on March 13. Bring it on! I am going to brush up on my country music knowledge for Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day on the 27th. Who’s with me?

And guess what? March 27 is… wait for it…. Viagra Day. I am not sure why we need a special day dedicated to uber long, um… increases in elevation. Well, you know what I mean. And why in March. New birth? Spring Cleaning? Not getting that one. Maybe they can combine this one with Awkward Moments Day.

In any case, there are lots of reasons to celebrate in March. I am sure you can find one.

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