Few weeks have as many holidays as this one!
Take a look:
- March 13 – Daylight Savings Time began in North America and elsewhere, also known as CWPJNDT (Could We Please Just Not Do This?) Day.
- March 14 – Not surprisingly, the day after Daylight Savings Time begins is National Napping Day. What else could it be? Well, this year anyway, it’s concurrent with (that means “at the same time”—wake up!) Pi Day. Yes, people eat pie, but it’s really about that mysterious number 3.14 (followed by a bajillion more digits) that you get when you divide any circle by its diameter. It’s also Einstein’s birthday, and it’s in direct competition with 42 as the answer to the question, “What’s the meaning of life?”
- March 15 – Equal Pay Day. Of course, every day should be Equal Pay Day, really.
- March 16 – Purim commemorates the courage of Queen Esther, who risked her life to demand equal pay, so to speak, for Haman, the thug who’d arranged to annihilate her people. Purim is also being recognized this year as a symbol for the people of Ukraine. You can probably guess who their “Haman” is. Pray!
- March 17 – Saint Patrick’s Day commemorates Patrick’s “driving the snakes out of Ireland.” It’s celebrated by parades and, outside of Ireland, where literally everyone claims to be “part Irish,” by the profoundly religious ritual of drinking green beer.
- March 18 – Holi is often referred to as the Festival of Love. And it’s very much a festival of love for my wife and me, since it’s also our MATE Day (Mitch and Trudy’s Engagement)! We’ll celebrate with a candlelit dinner tomorrow (Saturday) night. And tonight we’ll dance and sing and throw colored powder on each other. Or not.
- March 19 – St. Joseph’s Day is unofficially Italian Food Day because the faithful adoptive father of Jesus is particularly loved by Italians. Trudy and I celebrate Italian Food Day pretty much every week. Thanks, Joe!
- March 20 – Technically it’s the start of next week, but everyone thinks of Sundays as the end of the week. Anyway, this year it’s the Vernal Equinox, which literally means “Spring Equal-Night” (in the Northern Hemisphere). But you can just call it the … First Day of Spring!
Enjoy the rest of The Holiday-iest Week Ever, friends!