Thursday, March 8, 2018

March – comes in like a lion

 Here’s a little more useless information for your exotic cocktail party to impress file.

The month of March is -

 Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month - I’ll bet you didn’t know they have their own website to discover and learn about Guinea Pigs (no thank you)

Play The Recorder Month - Play-the-Recorder Month grew out of a one-day worldwide event on April 1, 1989, during the 50th anniversary year celebration of the American Recorder Society. (who knew)

And, yes, there are a bunch of serious monthly observations -
Brain Injury Awareness MonthThe BIAA provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.
Women's History Month - The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

How about Weekly Holidays

Celebrate Your Name Week: 4-10  is the time for everyone worldwide to embrace and celebrate his or her name. It's also a week for appreciating names in general, and to have fun getting to know more about names.  Ok – my name, Pamela - was invented in the late 16th century by the poet Sir Philip Sidney for use in his poem 'Arcadia'. He possibly intended it to mean "all sweetness".  Yup, that’s me.
Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 16-18
American Chocolate Week: 18-24
 National Button Week: 18-24

World Folktales & Fables Week: 18-24  Merriam-Webster defines a folk tale as “a characteristically anonymous, timeless, and placeless tale circulated orally among a people”. A fable is defined as “a narration intended to enforce a useful truth; especially one in which animals speak and act like human beings”.  All good – bring ‘em on!
Act Happy Week: 19-25
NanoDays: 31-4/8   an annual, nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and their impact on society.  And again – who knew?

Finally, a few special days

Nametag Day: 8  wear a nametag and make new friends all around town
International Bagpipe Day: 10  go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow, to anyone!
Check Your Batteries Day: 11
oh no - not Daylight Savings Time already!
Daylight Savings Time Begins: 11  
World Plumbing Day: 11  recognizes the importance of plumbing
Fill Our Staplers Day: 12
Donald Duck Day: 13
National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day: 13
Save a Spider Day: 14  when arachnids everywhere relax and let their spinnerets down
Write Your Story Day: 14 
Buzzards Day: 15
Ides of March: 15
National Common Courtesy Day: 21 
National Goof-off Day: 22 day to do anything ..except what you're supposed to do today
Take Your Parents To The Playground Day: 24 
Vaffeldagen (Waffle Day): 25
Barnum & Bailey Day: 28
I Am In Control Day: 30
International Hug A Medievalist Day: 31
National Crayon Day: 31  celebrate the invention of crayons and the joy of coloring.

So, mark your calendars everyone!  You don’t want to forget any special times.

Take care

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