Celebrating March Holidays in Elkton, MD
The Pine Valley Apartments Blog is ready for the month of March! Not only is it officially spring, here in Elkton, MD, it is also a month with several celebrations coming up including Johnny Appleseed Day (3/11), Pi Day (3/14), the Ides of March (3/15) and of course, St. Patrick’s Day (3/17). It’s a week full of activity and we’ve got some ideas to help you make the most of it.
Johnny Appleseed Day
Choose the day you want to celebrate, March 11th or Sept. 26th. It’s a toss-up according to those who care; some call for celebration on his birth date, Sept. 26th, and some on his alleged death date, March 11th. John Chapman was the real-life Johnny Appleseed who lived in the American Midwest. He was an eccentric frontier man who made it his life’s work to establish orchards throughout the area and some of those orchards are still around today. Whichever day you celebrate, raise a glass of apple cider in his honor.
3.14 is, of course, the truncated number π. It is the mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, which is approximately equal to 3.14159, which goes on to infinity and beyond. We take the first three digits, 3.14, and read them as a date: Pi Day, March 14th. We suggest celebrating with a slice of pie. To help you out, we found this site with fifty! Yes, fifty types of pies. That’s enough pie recipes for a party!
The Ides of March
Watch Julius Caesar, wherein the phrase, “Beware the Ides of March” became famous, immortalizing the assassination of Caesar on March 15th. There are a variety of movie versions to choose from. Learn more about the history of the Ides of March from History.com.
St. Patrick’s Day
The Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick was actually an Englishman; and you’d be hard-pressed to find green beer in an Irish pub. Check out this History.com article to learn the history behind this widely celebrated Irish/American holiday which includes turning the White House fountain green.
What holidays are you celebrating this month? Do you have any special recipes or activities planned? Share in the comments so we can all learn more ways to celebrate March. Thanks for reading today’s blog post.