Monday, March 2, 2009

Time Marches On

Can you believe it’s March already?! We got snow in our area yesterday! It was beautiful while it was falling. I’m just glad it wasn’t cold enough to accumulate on the ground. People around here just don't know how to drive in the snow.

What’s up for March besides St. Patrick’s Day and the First Day of Spring, which are two of my favorites along with American Chocolate week which is the third week of March. Read on for the list. I even added some from the ‘Quirky Holiday List’ I recently found. Enjoy and remember it’s always fun to surprise someone and keep in touch by sending them an ‘off the wall’ holiday greeting card at an unexpected time, i.e. the second week of March is National Procrastination Week. Send a card, but be sure and send it late ;).

Here’s the Quirky list first from - I think my favorite of this list is March 22, 'As Young as You Feel Day.'

March 3 - What if Cats & Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day --We are thankful today that our pets can't really get a grip on things. Imagine a cat being able to operate the can opener or a dog that can open up the fridge!

March 9 Panic Day -- Run around all day in a panic, telling others you can't handle it anymore. Co-sponsored by the Sky is Falling Committee.

March 15 -- National Brutus Day -- No matter where you work, you must admit there's as much intrigue, plotting and back stabbing as was found in Ancient Rome or is found today inside the Washington Beltway.

March 15 -- True Confessions Day -- Confession are good for the soul. Go into work today and tell all. If you plan to stay home, make an appointment with your mirror.

March 16 -- Lips Appreciation Day -- Where would all those lovely teeth we paid a bundle for be without a lovely frame? Do something nice for your lips today. Buy a lip balm. Better yet, kiss somebody!

March 18 -- Forgive Mom and Dad Day -- Is there a parent alive who has not made mistakes? It’s time to let Mom and Dad down off the wedding cake and into the world of mere humans. Besides, you’re an alleged grown-up now, and it’s time to stop living your life as a reaction to what used to be.

March 22 -- As Young As You Feel Day -- Now more than ever you are as young as you feel. So stop acting your chronological age and get out there and start feeling peppy!

March 26 -- Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- This is a day you may name for whatever you wish. Reach for the stars! Make up a holiday.

March 27 -- Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day -- We love those old Country Music quirky song titles, and it's time to create some new ones. How about, "Put me out at the curb, darlin', 'cause the recycling truck's a-comin' and you done throwed me out" for starters?

Now for the more Traditional Holidays from the Earth Calendar, :

March-1 - National Pig Day
March-2 - Texas Independence Day (Texas)
March-3 - National Anthem Day
March-4 - Town Meeting Day (Vermont)
March-6 - Alamo Day
March-7 - Peace Corps Day
March-8 – Daylight Saving Time begins
March-10 - Harriet Tubman Day
March-12 - Employee Day
March-12 - Girl Scout Day
March-14 - Pi Day
March-16 - Black Press Day
March-16 - Freedom of Information Day
March-16 - Liberty Day
March-17 - Camp Fire Boys & Girls Founders Day
March-17 - Evacuation Day (Boston only)
March-17 - St. Patrick's Day
March-20 – First Day of Spring
March-22 - North American Wildlife Celebration
March-25 - Maryland Day
March-26 - Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole Day (Hawaii)
March-27 - Skyscraper Day
March-30 - Doctor's Day
March-31 - Cesar Chavez Day (California)

March Events -

Unless otherwise stated, these are generally observed in the US only.

Month Observances

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month Prevent Blindness America

National Craft Month Craft & Hobby Association

Academy Awards Month Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Science

American Red Cross Month American Red Cross

American Diabetes Alert Month American Diabetes Assoc.

Eye Donor Month Eye Bank Association of America

Kidney Month National Kidney Foundation

National Frozen Food Month National Frozen Food Assoc.

National Noodle Month National Pasta Assoc.

National Nutrition Month (Canada) Dietitians of Canada

National Peanut Month National Peanut Council, Inc

National Professional Social Worker's Month National Assoc. of Social Workers

Rosacea Awareness Month National Rosacea Society

Women's History Month National Women's History Project

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month ASPCA

First Week

Return Borrowed Books Week -

First Full Week

National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week National PTA

School Breakfast Week American School Food Service Association

Jewish Book Week Jewish Book Council

Second Week

Brain Awareness Week The European Dana Alliance for the Brain

Girl Scout Week Girl Scouts of the USA

National Aardvark Week American Assoc. of Aardvark Aficionados

National Procrastination Week Procrastinators' Club of America

National Professional Pet Sitters Week Pet Sitters International

Save Your Vision Week American Optometric Assoc.

National Science & Engineering Week

Third Week

National Manufacturing Week National Assoc. of Manufacturers

National Poison Prevention Week Presidential proclamation

Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Chocolate Week Chocolate Manufacturers Assoc. of the US

Moveable Week

National Agriculture Week (falls in the week that includes March 21st) Agriculture Council of America

Enjoy March,

"Helping You and Your Business Look Good"


Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder Women in Ecommerce said...

Great list of holidays you have included. I just wrote a new book called Quirky Marketing ~ 365 Ways to Grow Your Business Using Zany & Non-traditional Holidays and in fact have made up several of my own holidays including March is Quirky Marketing Month. Feel free to check it out at

You can also download chapter 1 (for free) here:

Thanks for the great tips.

Warmest regards,

Heidi Richards Mooney, Author, Entrepreneur, Business Coach

Military Momz said...

Thanks for the information.

Military Momz said...

We were supposed to get snow also, but only got hail and extremely COLD temps.

Military Momz said...

Just stopping by to say hi! Weather was pretty here and warm for a couple of days, now rainy and yucky, LOL.


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