Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Holidays and Trivia

My Favorite Things About March

First would be St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday is held on March 17, and is the annual feast day that celebrates St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. I like this day so much because I am of Irish descent – my great, great, great grandfather, Patrick Boyle was born in Donegal, Ireland in the late 1700s. There is another reason I love St. Patrick’s Day – the meal we always prepare, corned beef and cabbage, my favorite.
StarShine Students at a St. Patrick's Day Party

The Ides of March (March 15) has always fascinated me. Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. on this date. The story, according to Plutarch, is that a seer had foreseen that Caesar would be harmed no later than the Ides of March. Caesar met that seer and joked, “The Ides of March have come.” The seer replied, “Ay, Caesar, but not gone.”

StarShine’s Spring Break is a special time for me. For seven or more years, Jan and I have taken a trip together during this break from her duties and my volunteering at StarShine.

My dear departed mother, Lois Boyle, was born in March.

Celebrations of our family birthdays – This is the month we celebrate the birthdays of our son and his daughter, our granddaughter.

Lenten Season (a prelude to Easter) usually comes sometime in March.

In March, we also celebrate these lesser-known holidays:
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • Umbrella Month
  • Music In Our Schools Month

By Lois Jamieson

If you enjoyed these fun Kids Without Stuff facts and trivia about the holidays in March, you will want to read: