Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday, Lent, Panic Day, Get Over It Day, more

March 9th, 2011, marks Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, Panic Day, Get Over It Day, Joe Franklin Day, National Crabmeat Day, Registered Dietitian Day, and Learn What Your Name Means Day.

Most Christians in the western world observe Lent from Ash Wednesday (following Fat Tuesday) until Holy Saturday (the day before Easter). Specific dates vary from year to year. Lent is a time of fasting, penance, and reflection.

The origin of Panic Day is hard to determine, but standards relax when a holiday intrigues The Holiday Whiz. Send a Panic Day card to someone who needs to chill.

After you panic, get over it on Get Over It Day. Whatever it is, write it down and toss it in the fire, then see what others are getting over. So cathartic.

Joe Franklin Day honors the man who hosted the longest-running TV show ever - The Joe Franklin Show. The first-ever talk show ran from 1950 to 1993.

If you haven't given up seafood for Lent, enjoy National Crabmeat Day.

If you need help balancing your nutritional needs during Lent, celebrate Registered Dietitian Day by making an appointment.

Continuing with Celebrate Your Name Week, this year March 9th marks Learn What Your Name Means Day. (Here's what The Baby Name Wizard has to say about my name, Carolyn: "A feminine form of the Latin Carolus, which is a cognate of Charles (full-grown, a man, a freeman). Var: Carey, Cari, Carri, Carrie, Kari, Karrie." Interesting!)

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