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31 Reasons to Celebrate in March

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March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers! Despite what you may have heard in your favorite nursery rhyme, there's a lot more to celebrate in March than wind! From fun foodie holidays, like National Something on a Stick Day, to everyone's favorite reason to drink beer at 10 AM on a weekday–we mean, 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 goes with classic American meals like, well, peanut butter and jelly. Whether you dig into a good ol' peanut butter and jelly sandwich, homemade peanut butter cookies or Thai peanut sauce you'll want to put on everything from toast to noodles, there's no wrong way to enjoy peanut butter.

    Are you team creamy or crunchy?

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    March 2 - National Doodle Day

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    Doodling and coloring have been linked to reduced stress, better mood and improved cognitive function–so grab your colored pencils and get doodling! Even if you're not a regular Picasso, you'll still reap the benefits of this easy, relaxing activity. 

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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:

    1. If he/she could speak, what would his/her human voice sound like?
    2. Does he/she know I was truly sorry when I stepped on his/her tail?
    3. What amazing (yet scary) things could my pet accomplish, if only he/she had opposable thumbs?

    Don't even act like you haven't spent considerable time pondering these queries. 

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    March 4 - National Pound Cake Day

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    Here's some baking trivia for you: Pound cake got its name because, traditionally, it's 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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    Today, we 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–cheese doodles! If you go a little too hard celebrating, check out these simple ways to remove 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, my friends, is that day. Grab those Lucky Charms and get eatin'. Maybe watch some cartoons for good measure. 

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    March 8 - International Women's Day

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    There's no doubt about it: From business women, to stay-at-home moms, to world leaders, to change makers, women are freaking 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 woman-friendly charity in your favorite lady's name.   

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    March 9 - National Meatball Day

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    You finally have an excuse to shout, "That's a spicy meatball!" for no reason. Alternately, you can 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 these grape jelly or sweet and sour meatballs.  

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    March 10 - Pack Your Lunch Day

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    Did you know the average American spends about $3,000 per year on workday lunches? That's a down payment for a new car! Save your shekels by packing your lunch for work. Fortunately, the days of #saddesklunch are over–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. We salute you, Johnny Appleseed. 

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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. And who doesn't love to admire some pretty flowers, anyway? 

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    March 13 - Organize Your Home Office Day

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    If you have a home office, there's a good chance it's a mess of old receipts, sticky notes, coffee cups, and opened mail. Take some time today to clean it up! A tidy office will help you think more clearly when it's time to get to work. 

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    March 14 - Pi Day

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    3.14159265359... Shall we go on? Whether you crush a few math problems or crush an entire pie, there's truly no wrong way to celebrate Pi Day (We recommend going with the pies).

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    March 15 - Oranges and Lemons Day

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    There are lots of reasons to celebrate oranges and lemons. Mostly, that they keep us from developing scurvy. They're also delicious additions to tons of recipes–from crepes, to salads, to cakes, to cocktails

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    March 16 - National Artichoke Hearts Day

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    Artichoke hearts are, perhaps, one of the more polarizing vegetables. How do you convert a non-believer? Start with spinach and artichoke dip or add them to a grilled cheese (trust us) and take it from there. 

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    March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

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    Whether you're of Irish descent and are truly celebrating the history of St. Patrick or you just like to pretend you're Irish so you can drink green beer all day long, Happy St. Patrick's Day! Dig into your corned beef and cabbage, drink some Irish beer, and hit the local parade.

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    March 18 - National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

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    Never heard of lacy oatmeal cookies? They're the thin, super crisp alternatives to the fat, raisin-packed oatmeal cookies your grandma made. They're amazing dipped in coffee or chocolate, or jammed into the side of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So, what are you waiting for? Get baking!

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    March 19 - National Poultry Day

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    Chicken is in, like, 99% of everyone's favorite foods. For that reason, we're honoring the meat that makes favorite dishes like chicken wings, chicken fingers, chicken marsala and chicken salad possible. Thanks for your sacrifice, chickens! 

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    March 20 - National Ravioli Day

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    Ravioli are like perfect, tiny little purses that are stuffed with treasures–or stuffed with cheese and 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 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. How can you help? 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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    Peanut butter and jelly, pizza and beer, chips and dip. There are few pairings more beloved. 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 these 20 simple recipes

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    March 25 - International Waffle Day

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    Waffles just might be the perfect food. Why? They 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 fixins 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 (like the rest of us), 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, if you really want to negate all of the nutrition in spinach, make some spinach and artichoke dip!

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    March 27 - National Spanish Paella Day

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    Perfectly cooked rice with seafood, beans, roasted tomatoes, and olive oil–what isn't there to like about Spanish paella

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    March 28 - National Something on a Stick Day

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    It's true: Everything tastes better on a stick. From corn dogs, to Thai chicken, to cake, to banana splits–or even hot chocolate and popcorn! 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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    This light, airy cake 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 (like walking) is linked to lower weight, reduced stressed, and improved brain function. And some studies say spending time outdoors can also reduce stress, improve mood, and boost 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 basically a treasure when it comes to cooking. Why? They have so many uses in the kitchen! Shred some potatoes to make your own hash browns or tater tots, slice them to make creamy potatoes au gratin;,cube 'em and roast them with your other favorite root veggies, or mash them into delicious, creamy mashed potatoes. See? A billion uses.