The first day of spring, St. Patrick's Day and so many more holidays are happening this month and we can't wait! Here is the list of what we'll be celebrating this month and the history of each holiday's origin. We hope you join us in honoring the history of these days, no matter how crazy they sound! So here's to holidays big and small this March!
National Unplugging Day
National Unplugging Day was started by the company Reboot in 2010 to encourage people to detox from technology. National Unplugging Day in a 24 hour initiative on March 3rd to unplug from social media and mindless scrolling and spending quality time with friends and family and engaging in new hobbies or activities. Let us know where your favorite place to unplug is!
International Women's Day
The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1910 with protests around the country for women's rights. Every year this holiday stands to bring us closer to equality between genders and celebrate all the accomplishments women have made throughout history. Use International Women's Day as an opportunity to celebrate women and advocate for equality and respect.
National Napping Day
Boston University professor William Anthony and his wife Camille Anthony created national napping day to spread awareness of the importance of getting enough sleep. They chose March 13th to make up for Daylight Savings when people are most sleep deprived. Take some time out of your day to catch up on your sleep with a mid afternoon nap!
Daylight Savings was created in the U.S. in 1918 and was adopted from Germany who first introduced it in 1916. The reason for Daylight Savings was to help save energy during WWI by having more sunlight during the day. It was repealed a year later but then reinstituted in 1942 during WWII and considered standard time. The next 20 years states would switch between standard time and in 1966 the government passed the Uniform Time Act with the same days and times that the states will switch their clocks. Many people want to get rid of daylight savings and it is currently being reviewed under the Sunshine Protection Act. It's also a great time to play “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher.
St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated for over 1,000 years in Ireland but was been adopted by the U.S. in 1737. The first St. Patrick's Day celebration in the U.S. happened in Boston in 1737 to encourage solidarity with the new Irish immigrants. It has now evolved into a huge parade in South Boston and a fun day of drinking and eating. The original holiday honors Saint Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some Guinness and lots of luck!
First Day Of Spring
Warmer days are coming!! The First Day of Spring marks the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. The first day of spring isn't always on the same day and changes slightly each year depending on the sun's path. The first day of spring marks longer days, more outside activities, spring cleaning, warm weather and open house season!
National Puppy Day
National puppy day was established in 2006 to share in the love of puppies! National Puppy Day also raises awareness on puppy mills and promoting adoption. This day is the perfect opportunity to share all the cute pictures of your puppy or your dog when it was a puppy!
National Take a Walk in the Park Day
National Take a Walk in the Park Day promotes taking a walk outside and appreciating nature.This holiday also promotes spending time in local parks and allowing some time to unplug from technology and clear your mind. Head to your favorite park to observe nature and take some time to relax!