by Bella Littleton
art by Hallie Anderson
Spring break starts soon and for those of us staying in the Memphis area, a Memphis staycation means trying to figure out what to do. Because spring break never fails to make me desperate for human socialization, I have complied a plan for driving away boredom using the national holidays. So, if you find that you are in Memphis over spring break, here are some ways you can celebrate locally and nationally at the same time.
March 6: National Day of Unplugging and National Frozen Food Day
Spring break officially begins on March 6. Celebrate the National Day of Unplugging by picking up that book you’ve been meaning to read, going on a walk around your neighborhood or starting an art project. You could even cook yourself a meal, or better yet, heat up a frozen dish to celebrate National Frozen Food Day.
March 7: National Cereal Day and National Be Heard Day
The first weekend day of spring break deserves to be celebrated with a hearty breakfast. National Cereal Day will ensure that you enjoy a sweet breakfast that’ll get your break started right. In addition, you could meet up with some friends for a nice discussion over cereal. National Be Heard Day encourages you to share your opinions and stories with others, so talk with people about tough subjects or go support a cause that is close to you.
March 8: National Women’s Day
WHOO! This is a day to be especially proud of being a woman, or a great day to show your support to your female friends. Even though it is NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH, this day belongs to the girls, women and females of the world. What it means to be a woman is different for everyone, so be you and celebrate your differences. You got this, girl!
March 9: National Napping Day
With all the fun festivities from the past few days and the upcoming ones, National Napping Day is urging you to take time for yourself. Sleep in late or take an afternoon nap; you can even go to a spa to relax. Don’t worry about the stresses of the days ahead or the days past, replenish yourself.
March 10: National Pack A Lunch Day
Even though it's spring break, others still have to work. Wake up early on National Pack A Lunch Day and pack a lunch for those in your house that still have to work over break. Why not even pack yourself a lunch while you’re at it and go out for a day at the park? National Pack A Lunch Day tells you to get out of the house, especially after all the napping and relaxing you did yesterday.
March 11: National Promposal Day
Prom is just around the corner, so National Promposal Day is the day to ask. I’m sure you already have that special someone in mind, so go and ask them! Shake off those nerves and have fun with it. Make a cute poster with candy and glitter and surprise them at their work or house to get yourself a date. Then, the dress and suit shopping ensues.
March 12: National Girl Scout Day
Craving some yummy treats? Go out to the store on National Girl Scout Day and buy some cookies! Or if you’re a Girl Scout, get to selling because I know I’m craving some Thin Mints.
March 13: Good Samaritan Day
You probably know the story of the Good Samaritan, but Good Samaritan Day is a great day to practice the lessons we’ve learned from this story. Help out a friend or stranger. It’s a perfect day to bring a smile to someone’s face, and I’m sure it’ll make you feel great as well.
March 14: National Pi Day
Even though we will be celebrating Pi Day at school on the 16th, National Pi Day encourages you to sign up for the pie making contest! Sign up, design and bake a delicious masterpiece! Who knows? You might just win the contest!
March 15: Red Nose Day
On your last day of Spring Break, support the Red Nose cause by going out to your local Walgreens and purchasing a red nose. The Red Nose initiative raises money to help end childhood poverty, so while you're out getting candy or cheap makeup, get a red nose to go along with your look.
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