There’s more to the month of March than just wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day to avoid playful pinches and the festivities of March Madness. With the peak of spring approaching, you’ll find that there’s more to celebrate than you would think!
And of course, if there’s a reason to celebrate, we’re definitely in! That’s why we want to give you a rundown of some of our favorite bizarre holidays that take place in March. Because what better way to kick off the spring season than to partake in some cool national holiday activities?
March 1st: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
Need we remind you of just how great peanut butter is? When we find ourselves wondering what to snack on or pack for lunch, our first instinct is to go to the pantry and grab a jar of peanut butter to whip up a simple sandwich. It’s been the spread of choice for our entire lives, and we don’t blame you! After all, who can resist its nutty goodness?
Unfortunately, the history behind National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day is unknown, but that shouldn’t deter us from wanting to celebrate nonetheless! Go out there and indulge in all the PB&J sandwiches, peanut butter flavored ice cream, and all the other sweet treats with our favorite spread.
March 2nd: National Read Across America Day
Reading is not everyone’s favorite pastime, but there’s so much good that comes from reading a book every once in a while. The second day of March (also Dr. Seuss’s birthday) promotes the importance of reading and educating younger children on learning through literature! National Read Across America brings book fans of all ages together to commemorate the joy of reading, and we’re totally behind this movement.
This national holiday was created by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to encourage younger schoolchildren to read more. Schools across the nation also like to pay homage to Dr. Seuss by wearing the infamous red-striped hat and reading one of his tales to students.
March 14th: National Pi Day
All the math enthusiasts can rejoice knowing that there’s an entire day of the year dedicated to everyone’s favorite number: 3.14 or pi, as everyone commonly calls it. It’s a number that literally never ends, and we wish this day never would either. Why? Because not only are you celebrating a number that measures the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, you get to eat all the delectable pies out there! That’s right, cream pies, pot pies, pumpkin pies – you name it! March 14th gives you an excuse to indulge on a classic dessert while celebrating 3.141592653 . . . well, you get the gist.
March 20th: National Proposal Day
Thinking of proposing to “The One”? What better day to pop the question than March 20th? National Proposal Day is the day anyone can celebrate the beauty of proposals, and better yet, it opens up the perfect opportunities for all the taken ones out there to ask for their partner’s hand in marriage.
This national holiday was created by Michael O’Loughlin, and it occurs on both the Vernal and Autumnal Equinoxes to encourage love in both the spring and fall seasons! And of course, it’s only fitting that National Proposal Day is on the first day of spring since it’s the start of new beginnings.
March 21st: World Poetry Day
Poetry has been everyone’s go-to medium when it comes to expressing their feelings through words. Even throughout history, poems were the popular way to evoke some sort of emotion from both the reader and the writer. There’s a lot to appreciate when it comes to the art of poetry, and we think a day commemorating all the poetry out there is definitely well-deserved!
World Poetry Day is celebrated by poetry-lovers and poets everywhere, and you can take part in the festivities by stopping by some local poetry slams. This holiday was actually established back in 1999, during the 30th session of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) held in Paris. Attendees of the event recognized the importance of poetry and how it will continue to have an influence on modern-day societies across the globe.
No matter what the occasion is, national holiday or not, The Bouqs wants to make sure you have the perfect ornamental piece that will get anyone in the celebratory spirit. If you’re planning a small gathering with friends or even a full-on soiree, we’ve got you covered with some of the best floral centerpieces you’ll find around.
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