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, you're sure to find something to enjoy.
Here are 31 reasons to celebrate during the month of March.
March is named for the Roman god of war, Mars.
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March 4: National Pound Cake Day
Pound cake is named because it is traditionally made with 1 pound of each of its four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. For National Pound Cake Day, pair it with some freshly brewed coffee for a deliciously decadent breakfast, or drizzle homemade glaze over the top for a sweet dessert.Continue to 5 of 31 below.
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March 5: National Cheese Doodle Day
On this day, honor the snack responsible for many streaky orange stains on clothing, upholstery, and basically any surface that can grab onto its orange dust. Grab a handful of cheese doodles to celebrate the snack's special holiday. Just make sure you know some tips for removing stains in case you leave a few orange fingerprints behind.
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March 6: National Oreo Cookie Day
The first Oreo cookie was sold on March 6, 1912, to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Since then, these cookies have become one of America's favorite treats and have been turned into pies, blended into milkshakes, crushed over ice cream, and even deep-fried. Today's the perfect day to indulge in these sweet sandwich cookies.
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March 8: International Women's Day
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 or volunteering for a charity that helps women.Continue to 9 of 31 below.
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March 10: Pack Your Lunch Day
Save money by packing your lunch for work or your next outing. There are tons of creative and affordable ways to brown bag delicious meals. Use Pack Your Lunch Day as an excuse to kick off a new habit of making your own packable meals.
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March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
Where would we be without Johnny Appleseed, who brought apple trees to many parts of the country? We might not have as many opportunities to go apple picking or indulge in delicious apple pies and drink apple cocktails. Today's the day to make your favorite apple-centric recipe or just snack on the fruit plain.
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March 12: National Plant a Flower Day
Even if you don't have much garden space, 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.Continue to 13 of 31 below.
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March 16: National Artichoke Hearts Day
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. If you've never cooked with artichoke hearts before, National Artichoke Hearts Day is the perfect excuse to start.Continue to 17 of 31 below.
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March 17: St. Patrick's Day
Regardless of whether you're of Irish descent and truly celebrating the history of St. Patrick, enjoy a green beer for St. Patrick's Day. Also, dig into some corned beef and cabbage, drink an Irish beer, play some Irish-themed games, and hit the local St. Patrick's Day parade if you have one.
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March 18: National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
Lacy oatmeal cookies are the thin, crisp alternative 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. Learn how to make these treats for National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day.
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March 20: National Ravioli Day
Ravioli are tiny little purses stuffed with cheese, vegetables, or meat. For National Ravioli Day, make your own ravioli (it's easier than you might think), or try whipping up a new-to-you ravioli recipe, such as pumpkin-stuffed ravioli or ravioli lasagna.Continue to 21 of 31 below.
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March 21: National Flower Day
Nothing can cheer a person up like a bunch of beautiful 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 24: National Cocktail Day
It's time to raise a glass for National Cocktail Day. This is the perfect day to have a happy hour with friends. Learn how to make a classic cocktail recipe, or try something a little more bold and adventurous.Continue to 25 of 31 below.
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March 25: International Waffle Day
Waffles can be incorporated into every meal. Drench them in butter and syrup for breakfast, top them with tomato sauce and mozzarella for lunch, use them instead of a bun for a burger at dinner, and make an ice cream sandwich for dessert. For International Waffle Day, enjoy your favorite waffle recipe, or try something new.
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March 27: National Spanish Paella Day
Spanish paella includes perfectly cooked rice with seafood, beans, roasted tomatoes, and olive oil. If you've never made this recipe before, today's the day to learn. Or pick some up from your favorite Spanish restaurant.
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March 28: National Something on a Stick Day
Everything tastes better on a stick, from corn dogs to cake pops. The possibilities are endless for National Something on a Stick Day. So treat yourself to one of these fun handheld foods.Continue to 29 of 31 below.
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March 29: National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
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. Try your baking skills at making your own lemon chiffon cake today. Top it with homemade frosting and lemon zest for a tangy, delicious dessert.
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March 31: National Tater Day
Spuds are nothing short of a treasure when it comes to cooking on National Tater Day and every day. 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.