NATIONAL GET OVER IT DAY

Each year on the 9th of March, people across the country observe National Get Over It Day.  Just as it implies, the day is to do exactly that, GET OVER IT.

“It” may be a variety of things. Sometimes we need to get over the small things like spilled milk or traffic. Even news such as being passed over for a promotion, poor grades or and argument with a family member shouldn’t cause us to live our lives in a state of misery forever. 

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Don’t fume over something minor any longer. Settle the score with yourself and your burden will feel lighter. Say goodbye to the worry of the “if onlys” and “what ifs” and look forward to days with a more positive attitude. 

Has something trivial been weighing on your mind? Get over it and use #NationalGetOverItDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL GET OVER IT DAY HISTORY

Get Over It Day was created by Jeff Goldblatt in 2005 after having trouble getting over an ex-girlfriend.  For more information visit his website at thewhatevernetwork.com.

NATIONAL NAPPING DAY

Each year, National Napping Day recognizes our need the day following the return of daylight saving time. Not only does the observance encourage a nap, it reminds us that there’s no shame in taking one either. While preparing for the time change can offset the shock to our internal clock, many other things in our life may not handle the change so well causing us to still lose sleep. Young children and pets do not adjust as easily and certain work schedules do not permit early adjustment, either.

Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you.

A needed rest can make you feel better and also improve your mood. After having the extra amount of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more productive and energetic. Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits. Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze.  

Though there are some of us who are just not the napping kind, if you can reap those benefits, find a cozy spot for 10 minutes or so on National Napping Day.

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Catch some zees! Be sure to nap early enough in the day so as to not interrupt your regular sleep cycle. Take a relaxing nap and use #NationalNappingDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL NAPPING DAY HISTORY

William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep.  “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time,” Anthony said in B.U.’s press release.

NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY

On March 9th, we recognize one of the great American food holidays, National Meatball Day.

It is not clear how this day got started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day?  There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs:

There is a restaurant in New York that has 54 different kinds of meatballs.  Not only do meatballs allow for variety, but they move from appetizer to side dish to the main dish quite easily. Meatballs can be made the night before and put in the crockpot, or days before and kept in the freezer.   

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To celebrate, some restaurants give a free side order of meatballs, while others are donating money to homeless shelters. Cook yourself up your favorite meatballs or go out and order some from a restaurant near you! You can even try this tangy Apple Butter Meatball Sub recipe. Share your favorite recipes with friends and family. They’re sure to ask for seconds!

Use #NationalMeatballDay to share on social media.  

NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this very filling food holiday.

NATIONAL BARBIE DAY

On March 9th, National Barbie Day celebrates an iconic toy that premiered on this day in 1959. Barbie debuted at the American International Toy Fair in New York. 

March 9th, 1959 also celebrates Barbie’s official birthday.

Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and Ruth Handler created the fashion doll. While toymakers mass-produced toys for years, before Barbie, none of them had adult features. Barbie’s adult features made the toy a first of its kind. Interestingly, Barbie’s marketing strategy extensively relied on television advertising. For example, Barbie was the sole sponsor of the Mickey Mouse Club, marketing directly to children. It was a unique approach for the time. Estimates place over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries. 

Detractors often criticize Barbie for being an unattainable ideal of a woman. While her figure alone is unrealistic, over the years, Barbie evolved both in style and shape. In 2019, the Barbie brand honored pioneering women across several eras, as well. The modern Barbie offers positive role models in business, science, education, and more. And Barbie keeps changing with the times, too. 

In 1961, Mattel introduce Ken Carson as Barbie’s boyfriend.

In 1998, the Toy Hall of Fame inducted Barbie into its hallowed halls. The toy joined hundreds of other famous toys, some of which National Day Calendar celebrates throughout the year. Some of those include the Duncan yoyo, chess, and Radio Flyer wagon. 

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Be sure to join in the celebration with fans all over the world. While you’re at it, be sure to invite friends and family to join you, too.

Use #NationalBarbieDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL BARBIE DAY HISTORY

National Barbie Day commemorates the day the Barbie doll made its debut in 1959. However, we have not identified the origins of the first celebrations.

Observed annually on March 9th, National Crab Meat Day (also National Crabmeat Day) offers a day to celebrate one of America’s favorite crustaceans. With 1.5 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world, plenty of crab meat lovers celebrate every year. 

While crab meat is a healthy choice, once you add the butter, the fat and calories add up.  And there are thousands of species of crabs, but only certain ones are edible. In the United States, some of the more popular and tasty ones are the blue crab, stone crab, Dungeness, king, and rock or snow crabs. They come in both hard and soft shells and can be found along all the coasts and Hawaii.

Enjoying the meat of these crustaceans can be done in many ways. Boiled crab, either the legs or the whole creature, results in a feast requiring some labor from the diner. However, every tasty morsel is well worth the effort. Mix the meat with other ingredients to create dips, cakes, or soups. 

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Boil or steam some crab.  There are a variety of ways crab can be used. Or, give one of these recipes a try:

NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues digging for the origins of this tasty food holiday. 

NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY

Observed annually on March 9th, National Crab Meat Day (also National Crabmeat Day) offers a day to celebrate one of America’s favorite crustaceans. With 1.5 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world, plenty of crab meat lovers celebrate every year. 

While crab meat is a healthy choice, once you add the butter, the fat and calories add up.  And there are thousands of species of crabs, but only certain ones are edible. In the United States, some of the more popular and tasty ones are the blue crab, stone crab, Dungeness, king, and rock or snow crabs. They come in both hard and soft shells and can be found along all the coasts and Hawaii.

Enjoying the meat of these crustaceans can be done in many ways. Boiled crab, either the legs or the whole creature, results in a feast requiring some labor from the diner. However, every tasty morsel is well worth the effort. Mix the meat with other ingredients to create dips, cakes, or soups. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCrabMeatDay

Boil or steam some crab.  There are a variety of ways crab can be used. Or, give one of these recipes a try:

NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues digging for the origins of this tasty food holiday.