March 18th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 0 comments
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International Bus Driver Appreciation Day
- Whether you only commute by bus, or run all your everyday errands on transit, show your appreciation through any way you can (try to keep it in moderation; drivers are more inclined to accept sealed food containers than a cookie produced out of your pocket). Even though it may be “Bus” Driver Appreciation Day, it certainly doesn’t hurt to say a quick thanks to train or streetcar operators if you manage to catch of glimpse of them (as long as you’re not disrupting them in the cab).

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
- Lace oatmeal cookies are thinner and crisper than their traditional counterparts. Although they're considered a Southern delicacy, feel free to whip up a batch in the name of country unity. It is a national holiday, after all.

Sun-Earth Day
- a celebration established in 2000 by NASA and ESA. The purpose of the holiday is to popularize the knowledge about the Sun, and the way it influences life on the Earth.

Forgive Mom & Dad Day
- If you aren't quite ready to forgive, write a letter to your parents, either addressing both mom and dad together or separately, and say all the things you might not be able to say to them directly. You don’t have to send the letter, or hit send if you’re drafting an email, but sit with it a while.

Awkward Moments Day
- that brief moment in time when we feel inept, embarrassed, unsure, or uneasy. They are those brief seconds which seem like minutes and those minutes which seem like hours. It is the time we lose some of our lofty self image. It is that humbling period of time when confidence is replaced by uncertainty and the arrogant become mere mortals again

First Walk in Space
- Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut and Air Force General who, on 18 March 1965, became the first human to conduct a space walk.

National Preschool Teachers Appreciation Day
- Preschool kids can draw a picture of their preschool teacher as a "thank you" for all they do. Instead of sending a plant or homemade gift, send the teacher a practical item from the classroom. There isn't a public school classroom that couldn't use a box of wipes, extra napkins or a package of paper towels. A gift card for the local coffee shop never hurts, either.

National Biodiesel Day
- Birthday of Rudolph Diesel, who invented the diesel engine and unveiled it at the World Fair in 1900. Diesel originally designed the engine to run on peanut oil and was a big believer in the role plant oils could play in fueling America. Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning, petroleum-free alternative to diesel that can be made from any fat or vegetable oil. This day honors the man whose vision comes full circle as biodiesel becomes an increasingly popular fuel. Read more

Goddess of Fertility Day
- celebrates Aphrodite and other gods and goddesses of fertility. In ancient times, many cultures had multiple gods and goddesses. Each one represented various aspects of life. The ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite was by far the most well known goddess of fertility. People would pray and make offerings to Aphrodite when seeking to create a family. If you are looking to procreate, today might be the perfect time.

Supreme Sacrifice Day
- recognizes the ultimate sacrifice made by some for the good of others. History is filled with examples of people who offered the supreme sacrifice for other people. Today is a day to reflect and offer thanks and appreciation to those who made the supreme sacrifice for us.


- This was updated by Catherine on March 18, 2012 -

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