This year, Fat Tuesday falls on March 5th. This is always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Some like to call this the “last hoorah”, as they are using the holiday to eat all of their favorite King Cakes and drink their Hurricanes before fasting until Easter.
Mardi Gras originated in 1837 as a celebration of the last day of carnival season.
This holiday is also known as “Pancake Day” in countries like Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
St. Patrick’s Day!
March 17th is celebrated all over the country by millions. This holiday was first celebrated in Boston, MA in 1737. Over 280 years of leprechauns, parades, and all things green. Surprisingly enough, the original color for St. Patrick’s Day was blue. It’s hard to imagine seeing the Chicago River anything but green on this day!
DID YOU KNOW: The odds of finding a 4-leaf clover are 1 in 10,000. How many 4-clovers have you found in your lifetime?
To end our our March holidays, I saved the best for last.
National Puppy Day!
March 24th will be celebrated with all the puppy kisses and cuddles. Not a bad way to spend a day, am I right? We have some special appearances that will make their debut later this month to help us recognize the cutest holiday. Stay tuned!