Sunday, March 2, 2014

Namesake Day, Cheesefare Sunday, Cat in the Hat Day, more

March 2nd, 2014, is Namesake Day, Cheesefare Sunday, Forgiveness Sunday, Quinquagesima Sunday, Shrove Sunday, Losar, Nineteen-Day Fast, Old Stuff Day, Read Across America Day, Dr. Seuss Day, Cat in the Hat Day, Texas Independence Day, Adwa Day, and National Banana Cream Pie Day.

According to NamesUniverse, today is Namesake Day. Share your name origin with family and friends; learn about theirs as well. Come back to The Holiday Whiz every day this week as Celebrate Your Name Week continues.

Cheesefare Sunday, also known as  Forgiveness Sunday, is observed by the Orthodox Church. It is the last day Orthodox Christians eat dairy until Easter.

Quinquagesima Sunday, also known as Shrove Sunday, is the fiftieth day before Easter. Take time today to learn the correct pronunciation of this holiday!

Today brings Losar, the Tibetan New Year.

The Bahai Nineteen-Day Fast begins on March 2nd.

If you're tired of the same old stuff, today is your opportunity to change. Do some new stuff, donate your old stuff, avoid people who drag you down into their same old stuff. Embrace some new stuff in honor of Old Stuff Day.

Read Across America Day is observed every year on March 2nd, the birth date of the incredible Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel. Read with your kids today. Enjoy a book during your lunch hour. Download some new titles for your e-reader. Find ways to incorporate reading time into your busy schedule. This holiday is also known as  Dr. Seuss Day and Cat in the Hat Day.

Texas Independence Day commemorates Texas' independence from Mexico, back in the 19th century. Some celebrate this holiday as Texas Flag Day or Sam Houston Day. Sam Houston was elected President of the Republic of Texas in 1836.

Ethiopia observes Adwa Day on March 2nd, remembering Menelik II's victory over Italy in 1896.

How's your potassium level these days? Bananas are loaded with potassium, so use that fact as an excuse to enjoy a decadent dessert. Celebrate National Banana Cream Pie Day with zero guilt!

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  1. I just love your Holiday pages, and even make a new avatar each day for one of them... but "Read Across America Day" is being celebrated on Monday, March 3rd this year.

  2. Thank you for the compliments, "Anonymous!" I see that you are correct, regarding "Read Across America Day." The holiday is usually observed on Theodore Geisel's birthday, March 2nd, but apparently someone chose to move it to the nearest school day this year. I always appreciate reader input, regarding errors, omissions, or additions. Thanks again!

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