March is known for St. Patrick’s Day, but there are actually many holidays throughout the month that don’t require participants to have an Irish heritage. Sure, they don’t have parades or green beer, but there are plenty of days dedicated to celebrating unusual and fun topics in March 2015.
Check out seven weird holidays you can celebrate this month:
National Pancake Day, March 3
Who doesn’t love a good, fluffy pancake? Those who aren’t very skilled in the kitchen can put their spatulas down. IHOP gives away free pancakes on this day every year.
Ear Muff Day, March 13
It's always good to keep your ears warm. Get a cute new pair or give ear muffs to a loved one to show them you care.
Forgive Mom and Dad Day, March 18
Raising kids is tough. Cut them some slack and do something nice for them March 18. Take them out to dinner and a movie or do some household chores.
Proposal Day, March 20
For some people, Valentine’s Day can feel too cliché for marriage proposals. After a month, the proposal won’t feel connected to the lovey dovey holiday. It also is pretty far away from other major holidays, which is good if you really don’t know your sweetheart’s answer. After all, no one wants to get turned down on Christmas! If you’re single on Proposal Day, it doesn’t have to be a marriage proposal. Make a proposal for a project at work, or propose a first date to somebody.
Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, March 20
If you’re avoiding that proposal, you can always pretend you were abducted by an alien. After all, March 20 is the day for that. If you’re not into faking an abduction, you could just celebrate with a movie marathon. “Alien,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jupiter Ascending,” and “Men In Black” are all appropriate films to watch.
Tolkien Reading Day, March 25
Dust of your copy of “The Hobbit” to celebrate author J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. Outside of the “Lord of the Rings” books, the author also penned several other books including “The Silmarillion,” “Letters From Father Christmas” and “Mr. Bliss.”
Something on a Stick Day, March 28