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National Holidays: March 7 through March 11

Monday: National Cereal Day

March 7 is National Cereal Day. Celebrate this nostalgic breakfast staple by pouring milk over a bowl of your favorite cereal. With more options for food allergies and diet restrictions, cereal can be enjoyed just as much with milk alternatives such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk and more. Fun fact: cereal was actually invented by accident. According to, John Harvey Kellogg and Will Keith Kellogg were experimenting with boiled wheat when they accidentally left a batch overnight. This batch ended up creating a stale substance. The two decided to try this process again but with corn instead of wheat, which is what we know today to be Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. So, whether Lucky Charms, Frosted Flakes or even Cocoa Puffs takes you back to simpler times, pour yourself your favorite bowl of cereal today to celebrate National Cereal Day. March 7 is also National Flapjack Day and Sock Monkey Day.

Tuesday: National Proofreading Day

Today is National Proofreading Day. With spring break right around the corner and big assignments coming up afterward, now is a great time to sit down and focus on improving your grammar. Having good grammar, punctuation and spelling can significantly improve the quality of your school work, as well as improve the grades you earn for your work. One company, Grammarly, offers free services to help proofread your documents. By downloading it to your device, it can even help proofread your emails before you send them so you can sound as professional as possible. March 8 is also International Women’s Day, National Oregon Day and National Organize Your Home Office Day.

Wednesday: National Get Over It Day

March 9 is National Get Over It Day. This day allows you to reflect on what has been bothering you or weighing you down in order to put it aside and move forward from it. We all have something in our lives that has been sitting on our shoulders recently. We also all have the ability to self-reflect and decipher what is worth our time and energy. So let’s take that opportunity to put the past in the past and step forward with happiness and peace today. This holiday, according to, also specifically applies to getting over break ups and past relationships. Set between Valentine’s Day and April Fools Day, this holiday can help you move on from recent heartbreak and, like the holiday says, get over it to find yourself again. March 9 is also National Meatball Day and National Barbie Day.

Thursday: National Ranch Day

Today is National Ranch Day, a day to celebrate the staple dipping sauce that is well-loved across the country. This condiment is popular among chicken nuggets dippers and salad eaters, but it can also be used on many other foods. If you haven’t yet, try dipping your pizza in ranch. It elevates regular pizza to another level, and may just be a life-changing experience. Even dipping your french fries and tater tots in ranch instead of ketchup is a game changer. This condiment is so popular that the company Crocs collaborated with Hidden Valley Ranch to create jibbitz of a ranch bottle and various foods and vegetables. So next time you pick out a dipping sauce at a restaurant, choose ranch to amp up your dipping game. March 10 is also National Pack Your Lunch Day, International Bagpipe Day and Popcorn Lover’s Day.

Friday: Middle Name Pride Day

We all know someone, or may be that someone, who is embarrassed to share their middle name. Well, today celebrates taking pride in your middle name, so embrace your roots and what your parents chose special just for you! According to, middle names were created to commemorate older or deceased family members, carrying on their name in their honor. However, a more modern trend has parents choosing middle names that they simply like. Whatever the reason was behind choosing your middle name, celebrate it! If you are unsure of why your middle name was chosen, today is the perfect opportunity to ask your parents about it. By embracing your middle name, it can help you connect with your past or even yourself. March 11 is also National Promposal Day and World Plumbing Day.

All holidays were found on Be sure to keep up to date with our regularly featured holidays featured both on our Instagram @themainecampus and website.

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