March 28th Barnum & Bailey Day

The days of the traditional circus are gone. There will be no more traveling circus that have animals as featured parts of their entertainment. Some say this is good, others are disappointed. Phineas Barnum and James Bailey did bring the world of the circus to America starting in 1881 and closing in 2017. They were “The Greatest Show On Earth” and educated many people about different animals of the world as well as many different types of people in the world as well. They did it for money and profits, often not allowing the animals or human entertainers to receive proper treatment or care. But they also brought about a way of life for many who, while not thriving in their line of work, did serve a purpose often not made available to them.

How to celebrate – Read about the days of Barnum and Bailey. Read about the actors and animals Barnum and Bailey employed. Watch the film, “The Greatest Show On Earth”


March 28th Something On A Stick Day

This is a simple day. It normally refers to something you eat being placed on a stick, supposedly so you can walk around eating it at a fair or a picnic or, well, where ever you find yourself walking around and eating something. It seems to best apply to meats, or ice cream, it is, after-all, a bit hard to put creamed corn on a stick (But you could if you froze it first.) Food just seems like something so much more fun to eat if it is on a stick.

How to celebrate – Eat something served on a stick. Come up with something new that you can serve on a stick. Remember a toothpick is considered a stick.

March 27th National “Joe” Day

Over the years a “Joe” has become another term used for American, or typically American. There has been GI Joe to identify the common soldier, a cup of Joe for the common cup of coffee, “Joe” Cool, who at one time was socially above most but is now socially below most. During World War 2 the Japanese soldiers called every American “Joe” because so often their name actually was Joe! We don’t over use the name as much anymore but it is still popular and frankly, it is a good name. It’s strong, to the point, brief and fits the personality of many, many Americans.

How to celebrate – Make up a name tag calling yourself “Joe”. Look up all the famous Americans named Joe. (Not all are good) Start using the name Joe for anything American.

March 26th Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

If we can have holidays like “Take Your Pants For A Walk Day” or “Give An Insect A Pet Name Day” you can surely select your own holiday to celebrate! (It’s not like anybody is actually going to celebrate it any more than they do any of the other strange holidays anyway.) Of course, if you want to name it and make it known to the world it will cost you a minimum of $2,000.00 to make it official so you better chose carefully… unless you are Elon Musk. Why not have several holidays! Make them as bizarre as you want, after all, you are the one paying for them!

How to celebrate – Create your own holidays. Look for things that should be celebrated but aren’t. You could buy a whole month of holidays for sixty thousand or so! .

March 25th Feast of the Annunciation

Today, 2023 years ago, (Or actually 2024 years ago I guess) Archangel Gabriel came to earth and told Mary of Nazareth that she was going to have a baby and his name would be Jesus. I’m not sure exactly how much information Gabriel gave Mary, probably only as much as she needed to know since anymore might have caused her to be fearful, after all finding out you are going to have a baby when you have never had relations is a little daunting in it’s own right! It would be nine months later, to the day, that Jesus would be born.

How to celebrate – Allow all to practice the religion they believe so that you can practice the religion you believe. Read about the life of Mary of Nazareth. Celebrate the Feast of Annunciation.

March 24th National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

I’m not sure that chocolate covered raisins need a national day of their own to be celebrated. Yes they taste good and are fun to eat, they may even be a little better for you than most treats (Maybe). But do they really deserve a day of their own to be singled out?! Well, I guess that’s your choice. I mean Raisinets seem to be popular at the movies or as a bridge mix. And there is the old excuse that chocolate comes from a vegetable and raisins are a fruit so it is sold as being healthy.

How to celebrate – Have some chocolate covered raisins. Go to the movies. Learn how to make your own chocolate covered raisins. (Not hard to do, get some raisins and cover them in chocolate)

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 As Young As You Feel Day

I know 20 year olds that are older than 70 year olds. No, seriously they are. They have no energy, everything they do is a major ordeal and they look forward to nothing. It does show that you are as old as you feel. If you thin you are old, you are, if all your interests are old, you are old, if you are always too tired to do anything… see a doctor. The problem is that if you feel old as a younger person what are you going to feel like when you do get old? So enjoy your youth, you can always get old when you are older!

How to celebrate – Stay young. Do young things to keep you young. Keep your thoughts young.

March 21st Tea For Two Day

We all know the song “Tea For Two”, we all know the Brits love their tea and since no one really likes to “tea” alone the idea of sharing that afternoon tea is more of less a tradition. Even little girls, or boys, who like yo have tea parties would prefer a really human sit across the table from them instead of the dolls. Ah the social graces so often forgotten these days. Visiting back to a time when spending a part of the afternoon in conversation over a cup of tea and perhaps a cookie or two. I think we could still learn something from that. Today was created by Holiday Insights in 2016 and put on the 3rd Tuesday of March.

How to celebrate – Throw a tea party. Make some fresh cookies. Invite a friend to share it.

March 20th Proposal Day

So if you plan on getting married, today is the day to propose to that person. Or you could make a proposal to congress or a proposal at work or make a proposal to a friend to do something or a… Well you get the idea. The point is, bringing up an idea, with some consequence to it, to someone, or a group of someones. Perhaps you could try proposing to several people on the same day provided you don’t get more than one acceptance! Anyway, get a group of friends together and everybody propose to each other! That could be fun.

How to celebrate – Save all your proposals for today. Make a list of things you can propose today. Propose to propose!