March Forth on March Fourth

The calendar of obscure and unofficial holidays contains many silly and fun observations, and rare is the day in any given month that does not have at least one. Yet, some of these holidays have a deeper meaning.

Celebrated on March 4, March Forth and Do Something Day is a day to make a stance and take steps towards achieving goals and dreams. Whether personal, social or civic, it marks a day to make an effort in those goals: to set aside procrastination, negative thoughts and other things that stand in the way of making positive steps. Those steps could be something as simple as volunteering or encouraging another, to starting something you’ve always dreamed of doing but haven’t yet. It is a day to not only take steps in creating a difference in your own life, but in the lives of others.

Another little known but more official March celebration is No More Week, which starts on March 3. Started in 2013 by the NO MORE Project, it is a way for people to come together to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

More ‘holidays’ in this week include National Pound Cake Day and National Grammar Day on March 4. Invest in Veterans Week starts on March 1. Words Matter Week begins on March 3, and British Pie Week and Women in Construction Week start on March 4.

Some of the other fun and more serious ‘holidays’ in March are:

March 1 – World Compliment Day

March 8 – Proofreading Day

March 10 – Mario Day (yes, that Mario and all his friends and foes)

March 14 – Pi Day

March 18 – Awkward Moments Day (share yours and find out you’re not alone)

March 25 – Tolkien Reading Day

March 20 – Take a Walk in a Park Day

In addition to March being Women’s History Month, it is also Irish American Heritage Month, National Reading Month, March into Literacy Month and National Craft Month. You can find many other official and unofficial holidays at the following sites:

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