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National Cheese Doodle Day - March 5


Are you ready for a great snack and orange fingers? Happy National Cheese Doodle Day!  March 5th is the annual celebration for the cheddar cheese coated, puffed or crunchy, fried or baked snack food.

The actual inventor of Cheese Doodles is under debate.

Generally, the credit goes to a man named Morrie Yohai who made a variety of extruded snack foods in the 1940s for his family’s company called Old London Foods. Other sources show patents for similar products in the 1930s and still other competing accounts in Wisconsin and in New Orleans as well.

However they came to be, they are here. Their crunchy, orange deliciousness is enjoyed around the world! They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavors and 15 million pounds are produced annually.  


Grab a bag (or tub) of cheese doodles and use #NationalCheeseDoodleDay to post on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Cheese Doodle Day.

National Absinthe Day - March 5


March 5th is also known as National Absinthe Day.  This day is for those who are 21 years or older to celebrate a drink called absinthe. 

Often mistaken for a liqueur, it is truly a spirit because it isn’t sweetened. It belongs with the vodkas, gins and whiskeys when categorizing absinthe.

The spirit is made by infusing wormwood, fennel, anise and other herbs into alcohol through distillation. The creation of absinthe is credited to Pierre Ordinaire, a French doctor. He developed and prescribed the elixir in the early 19th century as a cure for many illnesses.

It has a strong licorice flavor to it and has a high alcohol content. It is often served with ice, a sugar cube placed on a slotted spoon over the glass and water poured over the sugar.

Also known as The Green Fairy, The Green Goddess or The Green Lady, the drink was popular with artists and writers. It was rumored to have hallucinogenic effects. Just as it was gaining in popularity, as the century was coming to a close, its reputation took some severe blows.

The Green Lady was blamed for causing madness, seizures and low morality, among other ills of society. One of the final blows was a scandal in 1905 involving a French laborer who had spent the day drinking. His drink of choice was absinthe. He later murdered his children and pregnant wife.

The drink was banned in France and other countries soon followed. In the United States and around the world the ban has since been lifted.

Studies have proven there is nothing hallucinogenic about the drink. Absinthe does have a higher alcohol content than other spirits, so keeping that in mind is important to drink responsibly.


Have some absinthe (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive) and use #NationalAbsintheDay to post on social media.


Why March 5th? It’s a nod to Pernod, and the day the approval for their final label for Pernod Fils Absinthe became official in 2013.

National Multiple Personality Day - March 5


National Multiple Personality Day is observed annually on March 5th.

After much research, we have found that it is looked at in two different ways:

Some people look at National Multiple Personality Day as a day to look at yourself and connect with who you are. It is a day for exploring your personality traits and examining the roots of those traits.  Each one of us shows a different side of our characters at different times and in different places.  Sometimes our personalities appear to be altered, depending on whom we are with and what we are doing.  With these things in mind, National Multiple Personality Day is a day to focus your thoughts on yourself and your personality.

The other set believes it may be that National Multiple Personality Day is a day to raise awareness for this disorder.  Multiple Personality Disorder, also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, is a disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states that alternately control a person’s behavior.   It is accompanied by memory impairment for important information not explained by ordinary forgetfulness.

You may know someone, maybe a friend or family member, who has been diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder.  If so, spend some extra time with them on National Multiple Personality Day.


Use #MultiplePersonalityDay to post on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Multiple Personality Day.

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The actual inventor of Cheese Doodles is under debate - National Cheese Doodle Day - Their crunchy, orange deliciousness is enjoyed around the world!