With Christmas already feeling like it was forever ago, and still a while to go until Easter, many people may feel like March is a bit of a dull month. Never fear – here at WiseUp we are big fans of celebrating the small stuff and here are a few of our favourite days in March for everyone to enjoy.
1 March: World compliment day
Started in the Netherlands in 2001, this day aims to be the “most positive day in the world” and is purely about spreading happiness. Never underestimate the value of the words we say to one another – just one kind phrase can completely transform someone’s day, week, month or even life! It also makes the speaker feel really good. and get that warm fuzzy feeling inside. Try giving a compliment to everyone you meet today and watch the smiles appear 😊.
14 March: Pi Day
Using the American date format (MM/DD/YYYY), this day celebrates the mathematical formula of 3.14 – Pi! Not just one for those who like numbers, but also a grate day for those of us who love to indulge occasionally in baked goods, both sweet and savoury. Some countries and areas are especially known for their pies, like Australia’s meat pie, the great Cornish pasty and the classic American pumpkin pie. Why not try baking a pie today? Or sample one that you have never tasted? Mmmmm, pie…….
20 March: world storytelling day
Traditionally celebrated on the Spring equinox in the North Hemisphere, this imaginative day was first observed in Sweden in the early 1990’s. It encourages people both young and old to get together and indulge in old stories, as well as create entirely new ones. Since 2004, every year has had a different theme – 2019’s is “Myths, Legends and Epics.” Why not ask an older person to share a story from their childhood or investigate if there are any mythical legends in your local area?
28 March: Something on a stick day
There is just something about food that makes it taste even better when eaten off a stick! In some countries like Thailand, a range of sweet and savoury foods are sold on sticks by street vendors, including some that you won’t have tried anywhere else – fancy a grasshopper skewer to snack on? Greek kebabs are a tasty and different way to enjoy meat and vegetables cooked together, while Chinese cuisine brings to mind delicious satay skewers. How about experimenting with various foods on sticks today and see which works best? Or enjoy one of the “on a stick” classics such as a fondue or toasted marshmallows for a sweet treat?
30 March: Take a walk in the park day
As an outdoor based company, it’s clear to see why we at WiseUp enjoy celebrating this day! Not only is it a great way to explore different places, there are all the fantastic health benefits too. Just 30 minutes a day can lower the risk of many types of ailments, as well as boot people’s mood and reduce stress. Take some time today to enjoy your local park, or try visiting a new one if you’re feeling adventurous!
Get in touch
If you are looking for something a bit different to do this March with the young people you work with, have a look around the website to see the many activities that WiseUp can bring to you. Use our easy enquiry form, drop us an email or give us a call if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.