Today, we've got a solid seven holidays and one birthday.
Crab Meat Day
Joe Franklin Day
Registered Dietitian Day
Saint Frances of Rome's Feast Day
Barbie Doll's Anniversary
Crab Meat Day celebrates an incredibly tasty crustacean from the bering sea; my second favorite sort of seafood, in fact (the first being lobster, which is tantamount to being crab but even better :P). While scavenging crustaceans would probably kill you if eaten straight-raw, once purged of any deadly pathogens and diseases, it's ****in' good, and goes with quite a bit of food. Salads, soups, main dishes, straight-up (I'd be more than content if I could eat crab meat sticks every day ), sandwiches, it's a versatile meat. Not as versatile as say, chicken, but I'd say it's even better... Man, March has some good food holidays. Holiday pick of the day is the food holiday again. I love food far too much. :P
Joe Franklin Day honors the acclaimed king of radio and television on his birthday, born in 1926 as Joe Fortgang. Even I know this entertainment legend, but his wiki-page is insultingly small... A man of philosophy, comedy, and even a successful writer, Frank is still workin' his magic on the air even at the age of 85. I'm less of a fan of the radio than I am of TV, but as I said, even I know this dude. He's worth a listen, I tell ya. I'm not one for advertisement, but his official website has a cache of his old shows, so give 'em a hear if you've the time.
Lent's that Christian holiday I mentioned recently. Beginning today, lent lasts fourty-six days prior to Easter, the phoenix-downing of Jeebus Christo. According to whichever gospel, Jeebus sat in a desert and refused to eat for forty days in an attempt to imitate Buddha-belly. Unfortunately, he pussied out on day 40 and decided to return to the preaching n' stuff; obtaining enlightenment is all or nothing, it seems... imeanwut?
As a result, Christians are supposed to imitate the imitator, and more importantly, repent one's sin in preparation for Easter, by a variety of tasks. Fasting certain foods is the most popular method. Asceticism and almsgiving are also present, and are certainly much more amiable IMO.
Panic Day is the day to release everything that's on your mind, got ya stressed, and perhaps even panicking. It happens to everyone often (particularly in the fast and furious, materialistic lives we lead today...), so make sure that you release it more than once a year. But 'ey, might as well start with March 9th. So go ahead, freak out of everyone for today... Except for on my forum.
Registered Dietitian Day is the day to appreciate... registered dietitians. Dietitians actually do more than give life-advice for what food you eat, so this holiday isn't as lame as you'd think. Dietitians have big stakes in dietetics research (what a surprise), guiding clinics, hospitals, and other organizations on what meals should provide, etc. Consulting dietitians in order to get a diet is the most widely known, but easily the stupidest aspect of a dietitian's possible work.
St. Francesca Romana's Feast Day honors the cleric and supposed mystic as the patron saint of oblates. Another feast day meh... Moving along.
Barbie Doll's Anniversary is another day to just be moving along from. Ya won't catch me celebratin' this.
Amerigo Vespucci was a cartographer and explorer born in Florence, Italy during 1454. Assassin's Creed fans like myself might be familiar with 'em... Amerigo is mostly known for his realization that the lands Christopher Columbus discovered; the New World; were not actually Asia, and indeed a new land mass. As a result, the New World was formally named after the feminization of his name, America. Quite a bit of his history has to do with forgeries created by other people and otherwise unclear history, so... not much to say besides that.