6 Beautiful March Celebrations: Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter…

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By Michele D. Baker 

March is a great month in Florida – the weather is gorgeous, the skies are blue, and it’s the beginning of the time we can expect festivals and great barbecue. 

We also celebrate women all month long – March is Women’s History Month (or should I say “Herstory” Month?) – but especially on March 8, International Women’s Day. Celebrate the history created by the amazing women in your life with a phone call, a date for coffee or a movie, by taking a walk in one of southwest Florida’s many beautiful parks or beaches, or with a pretty card. Senior women can share their history, passing along the wisdom of the ages to the next generation. 

March is also National Craft Month and National Nutrition Month, so you should also plan get togethers that involve making fun things while eating healthy snacks. Remember to spring your clocks ahead an hour on March 10 so you won’t miss the fun! 

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Also look forward to that silly but amazing holiday of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and the chance to drink good beer, sing Irish songs, and wear green to avoid being pinched by leprechauns (or so I’ve been told). Even though my heritage is German and French, my grandmother always loved wearing a bright green bowler hat (complete with sparkly shamrock) and a button that said, “Kiss me, I’m Irish,” and she always added a drop of green food coloring to my grandfather’s evening mug of beer. 

The first day of spring is March 22, and finally, Lent, which began in February, comes to a close near the end of March – Easter Sunday is March 31, so dress up in your fanciest spring wardrobe and celebrate the beauty of the season! 

Until next time, 

Michele

P.S. Be sure to read the (much) longer version of the two-page print Foreigner article

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