31 Reasons to Celebrate in March

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There's a lot to celebrate in March! From fun foodie holidays like National Something on a Stick Day to classics like St. Patrick's Day, here are 31 reasons to smile in March. 

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    March 1: National Peanut Butter Lovers' Day

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    Peanut butter is essential for classic American meals like peanut butter and jelly. Whether you dig into a good 'ol PB&J sandwich, homemade peanut butter cookies, or a Thai peanut sauce that you'll want to put on everything from toast to noodles, there's no wrong way to enjoy peanut butter.

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    March 2: National Banana Cream Pie Day

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    Banana cream pie is a classic. Whether you like a slice from an old-school diner or prefer to make your own, today is the day to enjoy this layered dessert.

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    March 3: What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day

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    There are a few things pet parents often ponder about their cats and dogs, including what amazing (yet scary) things could my pet accomplish, if only it had opposable thumbs? If you've never considered the question, today is the day to do it.

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    March 4: National Pound Cake Day

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    Pound cake is so named because it is traditionally made with one pound of each of its four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Pair it with some freshly brewed coffee for a deliciously decadent breakfast or drizzle homemade glaze over the top for a sweet dessert. 

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    March 5: National Cheese Doodle Day

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    On this day you can honor the snack responsible for millions (if not billions) of streaky, orange stains on clothing, upholstery, pets, and basically any surface that can grab onto its orange dust. If you go a little too hard celebrating, you might need some tips for removing stains.  

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    March 6: National Oreo Cookie Day

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    What do baseball, zippers, Frank Sinatra, and Oreo cookies have in common? They all hail from the great state of New Jersey! The first Oreo cookie was sold on March 6th, 1912, to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Since then, they've become one of America's favorite cookies and have been turned into pies, blended into milkshakes, crushed over ice cream, and even deep-fried. 

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    March 7: National Cereal Day

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    There are so few excuses for adults to indulge in sugary, totally unhealthy cereals. But today is that day. Grab those Lucky Charms and get eating.

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    March 8: International Women's Day

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    From businesswomen to stay-at-home moms to world leaders to change-makers of all types, women are amazing. Today (and every day), honor all of the smart, hardworking, kind, hilarious, compassionate women in your life. You might even consider making a donation to a female-friendly charity in your favorite lady's name.  

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    March 9: National Meatball Day

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    Celebrate National Meatball Day by indulging in a mountain of spaghetti topped with homemade meatballs. Want to get a little more creative with your cooking? Try grape jelly meatballs or sweet and sour meatballs.  

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    March 10: Pack Your Lunch Day

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    Save your money by packing your lunch for work or your next outing. There are tons of creative, affordable ways to brown bag delicious meals

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    March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day

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    Where would we be without Johnny Appleseed? Apple picking wouldn't be the basic fall activity of choice, we wouldn't get to indulge in delicious apple pies whenever we so choose, and we certainly wouldn't get to drink super-creative apple cocktails.

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    March 12: National Plant a Flower Day

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    Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still celebrate National Plant a Flower Day. Try adding some blooms to planters in your backyard, window boxes, or hanging baskets to give your home a pop of color.

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    March 13: Earmuff Day

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    Today's the day to celebrate these toasty accessories. Earmuffs keep your ears warm without giving you hat head. Don't miss your chance to wear them now; spring is on its way.

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    March 14: Pi Day

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    3.14159265359... Shall we go on? Whether you solve a few math problems or crush an entire pie, there's truly no wrong way to celebrate Pi Day.

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    March 15: Ides of March

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    The Ides of March is celebrated on the 15th, halfway through the month. The Ides of March is most remembered as being the anniversary of the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated. Celebrate with a Roman-themed meal, a reenactment of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, or maybe even a toga party.

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    March 16: National Artichoke Hearts Day

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    If you're not sure how to eat artichoke hearts, start with spinach and artichoke dip or add them to grilled cheese. Steam fresh ones for an easy side dish or use jarred ones in dips and other delicacies.

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    March 17: St. Patrick's Day

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    Whether or not you're of Irish descent and are truly celebrating the history of St. Patrick, you can drink green beer all day long. Dig into your corned beef and cabbage, drink some Irish beer, play some Irish-themed games, and hit the local parade.

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    March 18: National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

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    Lacy oatmeal cookies are the thin, super-crisp alternatives to fat, raisin-packed oatmeal cookies. They're amazing dipped in coffee or chocolate or jammed into the side of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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    March 19: National Poultry Day

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    Honor the meat that makes favorite dishes like chicken wings, chicken fingers, chicken Marsala, and chicken salad possible.

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    March 20: National Ravioli Day

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    Ravioli are tiny little purses that are stuffed with cheese, vegetables, or meat. Make your own ravioli (it's easier than you may think!) or try whipping up a new-to-you ravioli recipe, like pumpkin-stuffed ravioli or ravioli lasagna.  

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    March 21: National Flower Day

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    Nothing can cheer you up like a bunch of beautiful, colorful flowers. Today, stop and smell the roses, pick a few daisies, or just treat yourself to a bouquet of freshly cut stems

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    March 22: World Water Day

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    World Water Day is celebrated each year to highlight the importance of universal access to clean water and sanitation. Consider donating to your favorite humanitarian charity, like charity: water

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    March 23: National Chip and Dip Day

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    Grab your favorite chips (or try making your own at home!) and whip up some guacamole, salsa, spinach and artichoke, or even spicy buffalo chicken dip in celebration. 

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    March 24: National Cocktail Day

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    There are some celebrations that don't call for a good cocktail, but National Cocktail Day definitely is not one of them. Drink up a classic with one of 20 simple recipes

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    March 25: International Waffle Day

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    Waffles can be incorporated into every meal. Drench them in butter and syrup for breakfast, top them with tomato sauce and mozzarella for lunch, mash a burger with cheese and all the fixings for dinner, and make an ice cream sandwich for dessert! 

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    March 26: National Spinach Day

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    If you need an excuse to eat some greens, a national holiday is a pretty good reason. Fortunately, spinach doesn't have to be boring! Make a spinach salad with bacon, stuff it into chicken thighs with feta or make some spinach and artichoke dip!

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    March 27: National Spanish Paella Day

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    Spanish paella includes perfectly cooked rice with seafood, beans, roasted tomatoes, and olive oil. Sounds perfect for any day!

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    March 28: National Something on a Stick Day

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    Everything tastes better on a stick, from corn dogs and Thai chicken to cake and even banana splits. The possibilities are endless on National Something on a Stick Day. 

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    March 29: National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

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    The namesake of this March holiday is a light, airy cake that is made with oil, not butter, so it won't harden when refrigerated. Top it with homemade frosting and lemon zest for a tangy, delicious dessert. 

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    March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

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    Exercise (including walking) is linked to lower weight, reduced stressed, and improved brain function. And some studies say spending time outdoors can also brighten your mood and boost your productivity. So, what are you waiting for? Get to your favorite local park and get walking! 

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    March 31: National Tater Day

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    Spuds may grow in the dirt, but they're nothing short of a treasure when it comes to cooking. Shred some potatoes to make your own hash browns or tater tots, slice them to make creamy potatoes au gratin, cube and roast them with your other favorite root veggies, or mash them into delicious, creamy mashed potatoes.