Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day) is celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday. Lent - a period of restraint and repentance - begins on Ash Wednesday, so Fat Tuesday is a last hurrah of sorts. Have fun but stay safe.
Related to Fat Tuesday is Paczki Day, celebrated in America on Fat Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. In Poland the day is traditionally celebrated on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday - five days earlier. Baking Paczki is a way to use up fat, sugar, and fruit prior to Lent.
If paczki isn't your thing, how about International Pancake Day? Please pass the maple syrup.
If you aren't in the mood for either paczki or pancakes, you still have the option of Peanut Cluster Day. Enjoy.
International Women's Day is a time to nurture those of us who usually care for others.
Be Nasty Day isn't necessarily an official holiday, but if you choose to celebrate be gentle.
Organize Your Home Office Day is always observed on the second Tuesday in March. The best home offices feature ample storage, convenient layout, ergonomic furniture, and of course, online access to The Holiday Whiz.
Today is also Unique Names Day. If you can never find monogrammed items with your name on them, then you qualify to celebrate.
The Holiday Whiz advice mashup: In the morning organize your home office, then reward yourself with a few hours of fun. Celebrate Mardi Gras with a group of women friends, sharing paczki, pancakes, and peanut clusters. Laugh about any unique names in your group, but reserve being nasty for someone who is nasty to you first.
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