March 30th Take A Walk In The Park Day

Spring is already here and summer is coming soon. The weather now should be fairly nice, not too hot and not too cold. Most of the plants should have fully recovered from winter and be green again and animals are out and about searching for food and playing in their protected environment. It is a great time to go for a walk in the park, to enjoy nature and visit with as friend or go solo to contemplate everything going on around you. There is something about a park, whether with friends or alone that makes us feel better about everything.

How to celebrate – Go for a walk in a nearby park. Have a picnic. Learn about the trails in your area.

March 29th National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

America was built on Mom and Pop stores. In fact, most of the world was built on Mom and Pop stores. Those stores today that have not been destroyed because of the pandemic or the internet are on life support struggling to stay in business against the mega stores. Most people don’t care so long as they can get what they want but when the Mom and Pop stores disappear, many of those choices we have will go along with them. Support your local stores before it’s too late.

How to celebrate – Shop local Mom and Pop stores where you can. Check for Mom and Pop owned internet stores. Open your own Mom and Pop store.

March 28th Weed Appreciation Day

We spend most of our time trying to get rid of the weeds that fill our yards, gardens and even the cracks in a sidewalk. The fact is that some weeds are edible, can provide some medicinal elements and herbal benefits. In fact, a plant growing in the crack of a sidewalk is consider a weed even if it is a regular plant we want in our garden. Weeds can also be damaging to other plants cutting them off from the elements they require to grow.

How to celebrate – Learn what weeds you can eat and make a salad out of them. Plant a weed only garden. Learn how to determine what is a weed and what isn’t.

March 27th National Joe Day

There was a time when the most identified name in America was Joe. Actually it covered the world as well. The everyday Joe, G.I. Joe, a version of a Kangaroo, a cup of coffee. You name it and it was probably referred to as Joe at least sometime in the past. Today it’s not as common as people began to give more meaning to their children’s names like, “L’Orange” or “LaLemon” (For orange and lemon jello!) You know, names that no one can spell and no one has a clue what they mean, including the parent giving them out. It’s important to give your child an identity they can be proud of even if it takes them 30 years to figure out how to spell it.

How to celebrate – Find out more version of what the name Joe was used for. Have a cup of Joe. Make a list of famous Joe’s.

March 26th Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Here’s a fun day. Under the theme of bizarre holidays there are probable 5,000 or more holidays a year, not many of which make any sense. So using that format, why not make up your own holiday? You can make it for yourself, your friends or family or even a pet. It can be something you like doing, something you hate doing or something you’ve never done before but think you might like to try. Your imagination is the limit and probably just as legit as any of these other holidays. Just remember that if you want it listed with these other fine days, you will have to pay… quite a bit… so make sure it’s worth it to you.

How to celebrate – Make up your own holiday. Read through the lists and lists of bizarre holidays to make sure you don’t repeat one. Determine how to celebrate your holiday.

March 25th Pecan Day

Pecans are celebrated today because, supposedly, it was March 25th, 1775 that George Washington first planted a pecan tree at Mount Vernon. Of course Native Americans had been eating them for a thousand years or more before that. The pecan is in the hickory family and there are over 1,000 different varieties of them. They are actually a fruit, not a nut and some 90% of those grown in the world come from the United States. They can be used in several different types of dishes but my favorite is a pecan pie. Who knew it was really a fruit!?!

How to celebrate – Find out the uses for pecans in recipes. Find out what makes 1,000 varieties of pecans. Visit Mount Vernon.

March 24th National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

Time to go to the movies! Or play bridge! These are to two events I remember best when I think of chocolate covered raisins. Mind you, I don’t often think of chocolate covered raisins, in fact… I don’t really think of them at all until today. And that’s odd because I do like them. They should be healthy, but of course they aren’t. Since they are made out of a vegetable and a fruit one would think, “Hey, that works!”. Of course it doesn’t but if you need to feel guiltless when eating, say at the movies, then pretend you are having a healthy snack.

How to celebrate – Get some Chocolate Covered Raisins. Go to the movies. Learn how to play bridge.

March 23rd National Puppy Day

I love dogs, always have and always will. And every dog starts out as a puppy, and just like your children, they will always be your puppy even when they are a hundred in dog years! Dogs are our best friends, puppies are our new best friends. Yes they are clumsy, sometimes do things we don’t want them to do and it may take them a while to learn what you expect out of them and what you don’t. But if you treat them right, they will unconditionally love you and always remain your puppy. Today was created by Colleen Paige in 2006 of Pet & Home Lifestyle.

How to celebrate – Give a puppy a home today. Remember your dog when it was a puppy. Take lots of pictures of your puppy.

March 22nd National Goof Off Day

Today was created by Monica “Moeller” DuFour of Davidson, MI, who heard of the day first from her Grandfather in 1976. We all sort of need a day where we can goof off. Not tied down to a job, or weekend busy work or doing anything important at all, we just goof off. It’s good for our souls, our mental outlook and may actually help us to focus more when we do the other things that are important. So take off a day and “Goof Off” and don’t feel guilty about it.

How to celebrate – Figure out what you want to do while goofing off so you don’t have to plan it today. Determine what is goofing off to you. Don;t get mad when you see someone else goofing off, if you have the right.. so do they.

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