For a month that was named after the Roman God of War, “Mars,” March sure is a hopeful and uplifting month. I mean, there’s not only the Spring Equinox or the first day of spring (the 20th), but the lively St. Patrick’s Day (March 17); Let’s Laugh Day (March 19); International Earth Day on the 20th; National Goof Off Day on the 22nd; National Puppy Day on the 23rd; and for those of you who are religiously inclined, Palm Sunday on the 25th, and Good Friday and the beginning of Passover on the 30th.
And on the 3rd of March, you can celebrate both I Want You to be Happy Day and If Pets Had Thumbs Day. All I know is that if we had thumbs, we could get into a lot of trouble! It’s fun to think of what we could do if we Frenchies had thumbs. It boggles the mind!
And don’t forget, and this one always confuses me, March 11 is Daylight Saving Time, which is when you silly humans turn the clock back an hour, or was it move it forward an hour? What’s that old saying, “Spring forward, Fall back?” So on the 11th, we have to move it forward an hour, which means when it’s 5 p.m., it’s actually 4 p.m. Does that mean we get to eat dinner one hour earlier?
Well, just to help us get over all this confusion, March 12, the day after Daylight Saving Time is National Napping Day, so you know we’ll be taking advantage of that. Not that we need an excuse to nap! March 12, by the way, is also National Girl Scout Day and National Plant a Flower Day. Awww. Of course, like any other month, March has its odd days and head-scratchers too, but not as many as some months. For example, there’s National Multiple Personality Day on the 5 th; National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day on the 13th, but I’m not sure why anyone would want to do that; Everything You Think Is Wrong Day is the 15th and the next day is Everything You Do Is Right Day; Awkward Moments Day is the 18th; and National Kick Butts Day is the 21st. I’m not even sure what you’re supposed to do on that day. But you see what I mean?
Odd, but not strange/weird, like Walk Backwards Day, or something like that. There are also monthly observances and March has a bunch of important ones, including National Nutrition Month, National Women’s History Month, Red Cross Month, Social Workers Month, Music in Our Schools Month, and, of course, Irish American Heritage Month. So, not only can you celebrate everything Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but all month! Now that’s my kind of holiday! So, when do we get French Bulldog Month?