March holiday lineup
Thursday, February 26th, 2015
March 1: National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day
Today is a day to celebrate our love of this gooey, sticky treat. Grab a jar of smooth or crunchy peanut butter and indulge with your favorite snack. Need some ideas of what to have with your peanut butter? How about: celery, apple slices, mix in some melted chocolate and spread it over toast (yum!), or of course you could go for the standard PB&J!
March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
Many are familiar with the legend of Johnny Appleseed (born John Chapman). Johnny planted trees along the route the American settlers were taking as they followed the movement West. Johnny would then sell these trees to the settlers. With every tree he planted rumors about Johnny Appleseed spread, and thus the many legends (and embellishments) of this early entrepreneur were born. During his time, moving west didn’t mean Nevada or California; it meant states like Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. So we may owe a small thanks to Johnny for some of the delicious apples in our area!
March 15: Incredible Kids Day
Like we need a day to brag about our kids? Every day is incredible kids day! But on March 15, don’t worry about how many times you start a sentence with “My kid got the best score in…” or the “my kid won the 1st place trophy in…”. And after you’re done bragging to your coworkers, family, and friends, make sure to tell your children today (and everyday) how incredible they are and that you are proud of them and love them!
March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in honor of Saint Patrick the missionary, who brought Christianity to the Irish people in the 400s A.D. Most people will celebrate this day by celebrating the ancestry, traditions, and culture of the Irish. There are many parades and local festivities planned for this day. If you’re looking for something fun to do, check out http://www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis-st-patricks-day-spots-2015 for ideas.
Did you know that over 34 million Americans have Irish ancestors? Though on St. Patty’s Day, it’s said that everyone’s a little Irish.
March 25: Waffle Day
This day celebrates the patenting of the waffle iron on August 24, 1869. That’s no mistake — we celebrate in March even though it was patented in August. Oh well, let’s eat some waffles! Whether you make them at home or go to your favorite waffle joint, enjoy!