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MARCH 8, 2018 | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY | NATIONAL OREGON DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY | NATIONAL PROOFREADING DAY

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8th.  This global day celebrates the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women.  The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.  According to the World Economic Forum, global gender equality is estimated to be achieved by 2133.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Organize or participate in a Pledge For Parity, #PledgeForParity, campaign.  More information can be found at this website.  There are also many events going on worldwide.  Use #InternationalWomensDay when posting on Social Media.

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. www.internationalwomensday.com

HISTORY

International Women’s Day origins can be traced back to the early 1900’s.  Find out more about the history of the day by visiting InternationalWomensDay.com

NATIONAL OREGON DAY

On March 8, National Oregon Day recognizes the 33rd state to join the union.

Also known as The Beaver State, Oregon’s climate enjoys the warm Pacific air west of the Cascade Mountains and in the lush Willamette Valley. More extreme temperature ranges are experienced in Oregon’s high desert.

Populations of Nez Perce, Chinook, Mollalla, and others settled along the Columbia River Gorge, Klamath Basin, and points east. Many of the first European explorers to arrive sought the elusive Northwest Passage

The Corps of Discovery Expedition followed the Colombia River Gorge, reaching the Pacific Ocean in November of 1805. They would winter at Ft. Clatsop. Soon, pioneers would follow along what would become the Oregon Trail.

The gorge was created from volcanic lava flows and glacial floods. Windsurfers flock to the Columbia due to the powerful, steady winds off of the Cascade Mountains. Kayaking, biking, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor adventures can be found up and down the Gorge, but its icy crown is Mt. Hood. The Stratovolcano’s last eruption occurred in 1865 and was named after Lord Samuel Hood.

South along the Cascade Range, a sleeping volcano forms the mysterious Crater Lake.  A well-planned hike along the trails to the remote brilliant, blue waters of the deepest lake in the U.S. is worth the effort. The pristine volcano is a wonder to see. Eastern Oregon takes on the color of a sunset in the undulating Painted Hills near Mitchell.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Explore all the wonders of Oregon!  Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate the 33rd state’s history, people and culture. Uncover hidden treasures and explore Oregon’ diverse landscapes! Use #NationalOregonDay to share on social media.

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NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY

March 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day!  Melted chocolate mixed with peanuts make a perfect combination for a sweet and salty deliciousness!

Two things had to happen for peanut clusters to even exist.  First, a method had to be invented for the cocoa bean to be processed and transformed into what we know as chocolate.  That process wasn’t widely used until about the late 1890s and just about the same time the second extraordinary thing happened; agriculture found a way to grow the peanut and bring it to the public with steal tools and steam power.  

It didn’t take long for confectioneries to add the now readily available peanuts to melted chocolate.  The sheer simplicity of the salty peanuts added to sweetened chocolate is a mouthwatering temptation few can resist, even today.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Peanut clusters are an easy to make snack that can be ready in just minutes.  Melt the chocolate. Add the peanuts and stir them together. Drop them by spoonfuls into a “cluster” on waxed paper or foil and let them harden and then ENJOY!!  Remember to share! Use #PeanutClusterDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Peanut Cluster Day.

NATIONAL PROOFREADING DAY

National Proofreading Day is observed each year on March 8th.  This day was created to bring awareness to the importance of proofreading.

National Proofreading Day promotes mistake-free writing. Carefully review all your letters and documents to make a positive and professional impression. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Be sure to proofread anything you write and use #NationalProofreadingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Proofreading Day was created by Corporate Trainer Judy Beaver.  March 8, her mother’s birthday, was chosen to honor her and her love of correcting people.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar™ is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
Whether you want to celebrate your favorite mail carrier and flip flops, share your joy for bacon and chocolate cake or enjoy our office favorite Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn on National Popcorn Day, stay in-the-know by signing-up for our e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t find yourself unprepared for Talk Like a Pirate Day or Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day – join us as we #CelebrateEveryDay!

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