The Holiday-iest Week Ever?

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!


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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44 Responses to The Holiday-iest Week Ever?

  1. ejstoo says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Since that’s today too 😀

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  2. There’s finally hope that congress will finally get rid of, “CWPJNDT” day.

    Yes, I live in a fantasy world …

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  3. With my green eyes and freckles, I look 100% Irish. But according to my Ancestry DNA test, I’m only 24%. Still, that’s enough for me to wear the t-shirt I had custom made. It’s a white shirt with a big green shamrock on the front. Above the shamrock it says: Yes, I Am Irish. Below the shamrock: No, You May Nor Kiss Me. 😀

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  4. Paula Light says:

    Happy MATE day! 💚🍀

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  5. Happy Holiday-iest Week, Mitch!

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  6. Todd R says:

    I love this week, but you forgot March Madness. Today and tomorrow should be holidays. (I know its not always this week)

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  7. Webb Blogs says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Mate day to you and Trudy. 😁

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  8. Thank you Mitch! I almost choked laughing at the funeral director one.

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  9. #hood says:

    you left off march 11 & march 22

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  10. That’s too many holidays for me. I’ll just stay home and practice my crotchety persona.

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  11. ellie894 says:

    Oh, very cool stuff this week! ☘️🍀
    Happy MATE Day to you and Trudy!

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  12. Happy Holi day to you and yours 🙂

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  13. Hey Mitch, a couple reactions to your enlightening and entertaining post. “The funeral director” is the wife’s perfect punchline to her hubby’s thoughtless, unreasonable demands. The Holiday-iest mood, ever, would arise once our global society clearly establishes NO MORE WAR DAY; and all 7.9 Billion of us souls observe it, religiously, 365 or 366 days per year!

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  14. Carla says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s day, Mitch. Don’t forget The Ides of March (March 15)

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  15. Ann Coleman says:

    Here in St. Louis, we call March 14th “314 day” because our local area code is 314. Just goes to show how creative we are in making things “all about me!”

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