Countdown to Spring in Columbus with 20 special days!
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We’re in the final stretch until Spring! Winter is the hardest season for me to get through. I thought if we could try to find something to celebrate every day until Spring, it might make this last month go a little bit faster! If you need an excuse for a treat or to try something different, there’s a “National Day” for that! Check them out:
March 2 – Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! – attend the Read it, Make it, Eat it – The Cat in the Hat class at PARTY Like it’s Your Birthday! My kids’ favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Foot Book! We’ll have to get it out for a special read!
March 3 –
- National Soup it Forward Day*
- National Anthem Day
- National Cold Cuts Day
- National I Want You to be Happy Day
- National Mulled Wine Day
March 4 – this is the beginning of Return Borrowed Books Week (March 4-10). Time to head to the library and return those overdue books. (Or is that just me?) Here are some great libraries to try out:
March 5 – National Cheese Doodle Day – the inventor of the cheese doodle eventually sold his company to Borden who later relocated to Columbus (and has since closed). In his honor, eat a bag of cheese doodles!
March 6 – National Frozen Food Day – take it easy tonight and make a frozen pizza for dinner! Try Outsiders Pizza, a new frozen pizza brand that launched here in Columbus in December!
March 7 – National Pancake Day – On Tuesday, March 7th from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (some locations offering extended hours until 10:00 PM) you can celebrate National Pancake Day® at IHOP® and get a FREE short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes!
March 8 – National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – get some inspiration and encouragement from local blogger, Sally at Real Mom Nutrition!
International Women’s Day
March 9 – National Meatball Day – add a meatball to your pasta for $2 on Warehouse Wednesday at Spaghetti Warehouse!
National Day of Unplugging – take a break from technology and play at one of these free indoor play areas!
- National Day of Unplugging – Second Friday in March
March 10 – National Pack Your Lunch Day – order your kids’ lunches from Eat Pakd, available for delivery here in Columbus, and you’ll never have to chop, slice or portion out again!
National Procrastination Week – March 4-10, 2018 (First full week of March)
March 11 – National Johnny Appleseed Day – read the book A is for Appleseed, published by the Johnny Appleseed Museum, which is in Urbana, OH. Plan a visit when the museum is open on Tuesdays and Fridays! (Johnny Appleseed Day is also celebrated on Sept. 26, so take your pick! 😉 )
- Daylight Saving Time – Second Sunday in March
March 12 – National Girl Scout Day – celebrate by buying a box of Girl Scout Cookies – which are only available through March 26th! According to the Girl Scout website, it looks like you can buy them today at the Brewery District Kroger!
March 13 – National Napping Day – it’s the day after daylight savings, this one needs no explanation!
- National Coconut Torte Day
- National Earmuff Day
- National Good Samaritan Day
- National Jewel Day
- National K9 Veterans Day
- National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
- National Write Your Story Day *
- National Children’s Craft Day
- National Learn About Butterflies Day
- National Pi Day
- National Potato Chip Day
- National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – Second Wednesday in March
National Wildlife Week – March 14-18, 2018
March 15 – National Kick Butts Day – this day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Here is a list of activities you can do to raise awareness about the effects of tobacco with your kids.
- National Kansas Day
- National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
- National Pears Helene Day
- National Shoe the World Day
March 16 – National Artichoke Hearts Day – in my “research” for this post, I ran across this article about how to prepare artichokes 3 ways from Columbus Food Adventures! And I didn’t think I was going to find anything related to Columbus for this one! 😉
- National Farm Rescuer Day
- National Artichoke Hearts Day
- National Everything You Do Is Right Day
- National Freedom of Information Day
- National Panda Day
March 17 – National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day – take a trip to German Village for a huge sandwich at Katzinger’s Delicatessen or check out their new(ish) location in North Market!
- National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
- St. Patrick’s Day
- National Quilting Day – Third Saturday in March
- National Corn Dog Day – Changes Annually
March 18 – National Sloppy Joe Day – make these Loaded Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes from Columbus blogger, Courtney at NeighborFood!
March 19 – National Chocolate Caramel Day – try the salted caramels at Winan’s Fine Chocolates!
- National Certified Nurses Day
- National Chocolate Caramel Day
- National Let’s Laugh Day
- National Poultry Day
March 20 – Spring Begins! Plus it’s International Day of Happiness – how can you argue with that?!
- National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- National Proposal Day
- National Ravioli Day
- Spring Begins – Changes Annually March 20, 2018
- National Ag Day – Changes Annually
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