Every Dog Has Its Day: 10 Upcoming National Holidays That You Probably Didn't Know About

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It seems that just about everything has a special dedicated holiday these days.

From meatballs and chocolate chip cookies to a whole day dedicated to "getting over it," the list of random things to celebrate each day is seemingly endless.

Many of these fun and zany "holidays" are easily missed though, and people find themselves regretting not getting the memo on the fun and notable ones, like National Free Doughnut Day.

But fear not! We've listed some of the best of these days so you can be sure to enjoy and celebrate them properly. 

Here are some of the best special holidays that March has in store!


1. March 7th - National Cereal Day 

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Who doesn't like a crisp bowl of Cheerios to start off their day? National Cereal Day is a munchy and crunchy holiday the celebrates the beloved breakfast staple. Whether you like it healthy and nutrient rich, or you opt for sweet and colorful with marshmallow bits, there's a cereal out there for you.

If you want an out-of-the-box cereal experience, head over to Kellogg's NYC, a cereal cafe that serves up some classic cereals with new and flavorful twists, like Pistachio & Lemon Special K or Birthday Cake Frosted Flakes. The cafe has a chill retro feel with white brick walls and countertop seating.

You can find Kellogg's NYC in Times Square at 1600 Broadway.


2. March 9th - National Barbie Day 

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You either love her or hate her, but Barbie's birthday is this month! March 9th is the day that Barbie made her pastel pink debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York in 1959, making her a tender 58 years old this year.

If you want to some of her fantastic plastic history, head on over to The Toy Museum of NY in Brooklyn Heights, which pays homage to New York City's role and history as a center of toy manufacturing. They showcase toys dating back to the 1880s, including rare Barbies that can't be found anymore.

The Toy Museum of NY is located on the second floor of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 157 Montague Street in Brooklyn.


3. March 10th - National Mario Day 

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Let's a-go! Our favorite Italian plumber, not to mention one of the most recognizable video characters of all time, made his pixelated debut in Nintendo's Donkey Kong arcade game in 1981. The date March 10th was chosen because when abbreviated (Mar.10), it looks just like the name "Mario."

There's no other place to get your Mario fix than at Nintendo World, located in the heart of Rockefeller Center. Here you can get your thumbs on the latest in Mario games, merch and collectibles, not to mention take a stab at the brand new Nintendo Switch console that was just released.

You can venture to the Nintendo Store at 10 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown.


4. March 12th - National Plant A Flower Day

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For all those with green thumbs, or those who just like to get lost in some foliage, this day is just for you. Each year, this day is dedicated to the planting of flowers and looking forward to the upcoming blooms of the spring season.

If you want some inspiration to try your thumb at gardening, head on up to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, a veritable 250-acre oasis, which boasts over one million living plants in their extensive collections. Talk about flower power!

The New York Botanical Garden can be found at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Bronx.


5. March 14th - National Pi Day 

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Every third month and the 14th day of the year is the day where mathematicians everywhere celebrate the mathematical constant π. Also known as pi, the first three and most recognized digits are 3.14. It's a common practice on this day to celebrate by getting, you guessed it, pie!

One of the most scrumptious places to nab a pie for Pi Day is Little Pie Company in Hell's Kitchen, which offers a myriad of different mouth-watering creations worthy of celebration. For the special holiday, if you buy any pie in-store you'll get a free Pi Symbol (π) sugar cookie!

You can follow your nose to Little Pie Company at 424 West 43rd Street.


6. March 19th - National Let's Laugh Day 

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We always hear that laughter is the best medicine, and someone agreed so much that they decided to make a whole holiday out of it. Studies have shown that laughter boosts your immune system and also relieves stress. Who couldn't use some of that living in NYC?

If you're in need of some laughs, head over to the legendary Gotham Comedy Club for The Mixtape Comedy Show hosted by funnyman Royale Watkins and featuring a rotating roster of hysterical comics that will leave you in stitches. Past performers include Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer and Chris Rock!

Gotham Comedy Club is located at 208 West 23rd Street and you can get tickets for the March 19th show here.


7. March 21st - National Common Courtesy Day 

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Often lost amid the hustle and bustle of NYC, common courtesy is something that stops New Yorkers in their tracks when a fellow urbanite suddenly makes the effort to be extra considerate or kind. Today is the day to set all that right.

It's all too easy to show some extra courtesy around the city. Give up your seat on the bus to someone who could use it. Let someone get that extra MetroCard swipe at the turnstiles. Offer to pay for the person behind you's coffee at Starbucks. It's little things that can make a huge change in anyone's day.

So go against the grain and remember to be a little extra courteous on March 21st. You never know who's day you'll brighten.


8. March 25th - National Tolkien Reading Day 

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Attention, Middle Earth! The epic works from one of the biggest fathers of fantasy has a whole day for you to curl up in a chair and get lost in in a book. Among his best literary works are The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, Roverandom and Farmer Giles of Ham.

Although he passed away in 1973, his works live on for us to enjoy. And there's no better place to find his entire collection than at the massive Barnes & Noble bookstore at the top of Union Square. They even have a full cafe on the fourth floor to help keep you comfy with your selection.

You can cozy up in the massive Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.


9. March 28th - National Something On A Stick Day 

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Among all the interesting ways to eat food, eating it off a stick seems to hold something special that we just can't get enough of. There isn’t much that can’t be put on a stick when talking about food, and that's especially true in the foodie meccas of NYC.

For a really lip-smacking stick experience, take a Saturday and head to the Bisska stand inside of Smorgasburg, a massive Brooklyn Flea Food Market. They serve up an array of different food, all on a kebob, such as delicious meats, shrimp and, their specialty, seasoned grilled corn.

You can catch Smorgasburg on Saturdays at 90 Kent Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


10. March 30 - National Take A Walk In The Park Day 

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Who doesn't love to go for a leisurely stroll in the midst of nature? Well, now there's a whole day dedicated to getting people to do it! Taking a walk at a local park is a great way to clear your mind from the stresses of the day, re-energize yourself and at the same time, help to improve your health.

In NYC, we have arguably one of the best parks in the world to just wander through, Central Park. Whether you head up to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, meander through the lush Shakespeare Gardens, or simply sit on the lawn and chill, it's the perfect place to observe this holiday.

And with a seasonal change right around the corner, you'll probably get some great views of the first sparks of spring coming to life. 

 
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