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March 3, 2014

Today we celebrate:

NEA's Read Across America Day – This day was officially celebrated yesterday on Dr. Seuss's birthday but since that was Sunday, schools and some other organizations will be celebrating today.

National Cold Cuts Day – What would our sandwiches be without cold cuts in them? There is such an amazing variety of cold cuts out there to experience and yet, I only ever buy ham because that is all my children want to eat.

National Anthem Day – The United States adopted The Star-Spangled Banner as its National Anthem on this day in 1931. A good choice, if you ask me, although they didn't. It was written during the war of 1812 by Francis Scott Key who was being detained on a British ship during the attack on Fort Henry.

Fun Facts About Names Day – We continue Celebrate Your Name week with this one. What is interesting about your name? Do you know any cool trivia about anyone else's name? Can you name all of Angelina Jolie's children? Here's a great web site to look at if you want to find out the meaning of your name: My name in England means “good”, in France means “sweet”, and in Scotland means “pretty, charming beautiful.”

Peach Blossom Day – Peach blossoms are found on peach trees which were first cultivated in China a very long time ago. A beautiful and delicate looking flower, I'm wondering if they smell like peaches.

National I Want You To Be Happy Day – Today is all about being unselfish and doing whatever will make someone else happy, as long as it is legal. Extreme example: You cannot kill someone just because it would make someone else happy, so don't even think about it.

National Mulled Wine Day – This is a beverage that is made by mixing red wine with mulling spices and raisins. It is usually served warm and the alcohol content is optional. Definitely a drink that will warm you up on this cold winter night.

Casimir Pulaski Day – Celebrated on the first Monday in March, this is a day to remember Revolutionary War Cavalry Officer Casimir Pulaski. He was born in Poland but came to America and trained Revolutionary War soldiers and cavalry. In some states, there are laws making it mandatory for schools to celebrate this day with their students. You will hear about him later in the year as well. In 2009, President Obama signed a resolution making Casimir Pulaski an honorary American citizen.

To celebrate today, check the website I posted and share some fun facts about names with your kids while you enjoy a nice warm mug of mulled wine and listen to your children sing the National Anthem because it makes them happy. Then read them a book about Casimir Pulaski while you eat cold cuts at the table with a lovely peach blossom centerpiece.   

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