March 15th Ides Of March

Today marks the first day of the New Year, in old Roman! It also is a reminder of why one should “Beware of the Ides of March” particularly if that one is Julius Caesar! March 15th marked the beginning of the new year in Roman in 44BC. It also marked the first day of spring for the Roman Empire. And, if that was not enough, it was when Caesar’s friends, Romans and countrymen did not lend their ears, but murdered Caesar on the steps of the Senate. So you have a lot to celebrate, or a lot to mourn, depending on your version of what history has provided.

How to celebrate – Visit Rome. Celebrate the New Year! Throw a wake for Julius Caesar.

July 9th National Sugar Cookie Day

Don’t you love the smell of cookies baking in your home? And it seems that the easiest cookie to make is the sugar cookie. The sugar cookie has been with us for a long long time. It may be one of the oldest cookies known to mankind. Since we learned how to cookie dough and add sugar to it we have had the sugar cookie. And sometimes, the less complicated the better. Now we all realize the joy of cookies in the oven at Christmas time but why not have them during the summer as well? After-all, we celebrate Christmas in July so why not cookies in July as well! I think Julius Caesar would approve and after all, July is named for him so who would have more say?

How to celebrate – Bake some cookies today. Buy some sugar cookies. Celebrate Christmas in July.

June 1st Flip A Coin Day

June 1st – Flip A Coin Day

Can’t decide what to do today? Flip a Coin to help you choose. This action of helping one choose the right course to take seems to date back to Julius Caesar’s day when he couldn’t decide what course to take. In his day the correct answer was always ‘heads’ which even seems to remain the most popular pick today. I wouldn’t count on life changing events to the flip of a coin but if you are trying to decide what movie to go to or which ice cream flavor to pick it might be okay. Just make sure you don’t really care which answer comes up, because you got a 50/50 chance either way.

How to celebrate – Flip a coin to figure out your next choice. (So long as it’s not really important.) Find a two headed coin and always call heads. See if you can discover what Julius Caesar was flipping a coin over.