Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Learn About Butterflies Day, Save a Spider Day, more

March 14th, 2012, is Learn About Butterflies Day, Save a Spider Day, National Children's Craft Day, National Pi Day, International Ask a Question Day, No Smoking Day, Registered Dietitian Day, and National Potato Chip Day. 

Butterflies. Image: FreeDigitalPhotos, Victor Habbick.
Learn About Butterflies Day is the time to, um, learn about butterflies. If it's too soon to find them in nature where you live, visit a butterfly house.

While you're learning about butterflies, don't neglect the spiders. Today is Save a Spider Day. If you find a spider where a spider is not welcome, move him outdoors with a glass and a postcard.

On National Children's Craft Day, perhaps the kidlets could make cool sculptures or collages featuring butterflies and spiders.

3/14 is National Pi Day, since the first digits of pi are 3.14. Make some circles to celebrate. Make some circles out of flaky pastry and use them to make a pie, if you're so inclined.

International Ask a Question Day might inspire you to inquire, "what is pi?" or "what are some interesting facts about butterflies?" What a great tie-in with holidays mentioned above.

No Smoking Day is observed on the second Wednesday in March. Here's to all the smokers out there who want to kick the habit!

While trying to stop smoking, why not try to improve your diet as well? Today is Registered Dietitian Day.

Sshhhhh..... Don't tell the dieticians that today is National Potato Chip Day!

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