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Beware The Ice of March & Other Holidays

Topics: Holidays | Add A CommentBy admin | March 1, 2010

Yes, it’s National Frozen Food Month AND National Nutrition Month. But the Peeps got to represent too. And what the hell is an Ide, and why does March have so many?


I’m not sure this has
much to do with nutrition

There seems to be a little contradiction in the fact that March is both National Frozen Food Month and National Nutrition Month. Especially when we all know that regarding food, March is when Peeps is the one that got to represent, and that because of Easter, it’s really all about chocolate bunnies and spanking. Another contradiction in this month’s holidays is that although it’s Irish-American Heritage Month, on the biggest seemingly-related holiday, you’ll find that many people are drunk and green, but probably not Irish. I’m also a little perplexed as to how my town is going to honor Newspaper In Education Week, since we don’t have one. Speaking of reading, do some on March 2, because it’s Read Across America Day, in honor of Dr Seuss’ birthday. Which again is a little contradictory; I for one always preferred the pictures in Dr. Seuss books, and don’t think all that hop on pop and cat in hat stuff did much to enhance my reading skills. We’ll be back throughout the month with a more in-depth look at things like why Pi Day comes ’round every year, and why daylight savings time doesn’t. Save time, that is. And why literate and sophisticated people like to reference the Ides of March, but don’t really know what they are.