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National Holidays: March 8 through 12

Monday: National Women’s Day & National Proofreading Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day and National Proofreading Day, among others. Celebrating women and their social, economic and political achievements allows women to feel empowered in the journey towards gender equality. In years prior, people celebrated women on this day by attending women’s rights marches. In addition, this day celebrates mistake-free documents and writing. For those who have the time or reason to make edits on writing, today is the day to take action. 

Tuesday: National Get Over It Day & National Meatball Day

March 9 is National Get Over It Day and National Meatball Day. “Get over it” is exactly how it sounds. Today, try not to hold onto things. Or you can work through things that are on your mind by talking with a friend or writing things down in a journal. While you’re at it, some restaurants may give out free meatballs as a part of their menu for National Meatball Day. Celebrate this day by safely going out and eating your favorite dish that involves meatballs. 

Wednesday: National Pack Your Lunch Day & National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

March 10 is National Pack Your Lunch Day and National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist day falls on the second Wednesday in March of every year. The best way to celebrate this day is just as it sounds — pack your favorite cold lunch such as a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich and grapes or something funky like a taco salad before work. Along the same vein, registered Dietitian Nutritionists play a vital role in the healthcare of those who have nutrition diseases and diet-related concerns. The best way to appreciate these professionals is to learn more about their role in health promotion and research how you might cater to your own nutritional needs.

Thursday: National 311 Day & National Promposal Day

March 11 is National 311 Day and National Promposal Day. National 311 Day aims to draw attention to the nonemergency help line when you’re unsure who to call in a noncrisis situation. To celebrate National 311 Day, spread awareness of this nonurgent public help line and use the hashtag, #National311. Today is also National Promposal Day. Celebrate today by either reflecting on your prom experiences or create your own socially-distanced or roommate-version of prom. Grab some Dollar Store streamers and do up your living room big for some COVID-19 safe fun. 

Friday: National Girl Scout Day & National Plant a Flower Day

March 12 is National Girl Scout Day and National Plant a Flower Day. This day honors the history and legacy of Girl Scouts in the country. The best way to observe this day is to donate to a local troop or to volunteer. You could even combine both holidays by getting outside and exercising your green thumb by starting some seeds for the spring thaw.

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