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St David is the patron saint of Wales. He is reputed to have had his soldiers attach leeks to their caps so they could distinguish themselves from their enemies.
The Doll Festival is an unofficial, fun holiday in Japan, mostly for small girls. In Japanese, the holiday is called Hina matsuri (Hina means a doll in Japanese.) Girls arrange their collection of dolls for proud display on tiered stands in their living ro
The 4th of March is Pound Cake Day. If the day has crept up on you caught you unawares so that you don't have time to make one, you could always sneak out to the grocery store....
Pretzel Sunday is observed on 4th Sunday before Easter in Luxembourg, where it's called Bretzelsonndeg. A boy can offer a pretzel to a girl he fancies.
The 6th of March is Frozen Food Day; in fact, all of March is Frozen Food Month. People have been freezing food for millennia, whether on purpose, or, by accident.
Today is reputedly the day on which to enjoy a Crown Roast of Pork.
Barbie Millicent Roberts was born on this day in 1959. Well, perhaps not born, but she had her debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.
The 9th of March marks the end of the Pastry War between Mexico and France. Treat yourself to a pastry! The war started in the spring of 1838.
Mother's Day in the UK has been celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent since at least the 1500s. For a long time, it had nothing to do with mothers.
A Penny Loaf was a common size loaf of bread in England set down by the Assize of Bread Act in 1226. The actual cost and weight of the bread, however, would vary based on the flour that had been used.
Potato Chip Day: the day on which you get to have one potato chip, but then have to stop... Several ways to honour the day: Try cooking with potato chips today.
Oranges and Lemons Day takes place every year in London, usually on the third Thursday of March at the Church of St Clement Danes in London.
The 16th of March is the birthday of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. It was founded on this day in 1971 by young journalists from the Manchester and Liverpool areas.
St Patrick's Day is a day to celebrate all things Irish. As a major festival, it was big first in America before it was in Ireland -- just as Cinco de Mayo is coming to be a bigger deal now in America than it is in Mexico.
Carling Sunday, otherwise known as Passion Sunday, is celebrated in Scotland and in northern England on the fifth Sunday in Lent, two Sundays from Easter. Boiled, fried dried peas known as "carlings" are served.
Agriculture day has been celebrated annually since 1973 in America on the first day of spring.
The 20th of March is Ravioli Day! If it's a weekend, see if you can talk a group of friends into coming round in the afternoon and making the Ravioli for dinner from scratch.
Most people think of French bread as bread with a crisp crust and slightly chewy centre, and usually in a stick form. But there are so many different kinds of French bread.
Fannie Merritt Farmer was born on this day, 23 March, in 1857 in Boston. She revolutionized the way Americans cook.
March 23rd is "Toast Day", (believe it or not.) Reputedly, it was chosen because it was the day that Nellie Melba revealed her Melba Toast recipe in 1901. .
Chocolate covered raisins can be very hard to stop eating, as they are so morish! Well, here's a day where you don't have to stop yourself!
The 25th of March is Lady Day, or the Annunciation in the Christian Church calendar. Falling as it did during Lent, people would make a special effort to make what they were allowed to eat during Lent more interesting.