Beware the Ides of March! Why, you ask? On March 15 (“ides” roughly corresponds to 15) in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was assassinated by his BFF and 60 other of his closest friends. Harsh, right? He was the leader of Rome, and was killed by 60 senators at a senate meeting because, as far as history knows, they thought he had the potential to turn into a dictator. His death has become so legendary that “Brutus,” the name of his best friend who betrayed him, has become synonymous for “traitor.” Meanwhile Caesar got so famous that Shakespeare famously immortalized his life and death in a play (that’s when you know you’ve made it). And that play is where the common phrase “et tu, Brute” (you too, Brutus) comes from. Caesar says it when he sees Brutus about to stab him! The Romans were a crazy bunch.
We’re giving you the green light to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March 17! We know you’ve commemorated this holiday in the past, but have you ever learned about why it exists? Today’s your lucky day, because we’re about to tell you. (We’re trying to fit as many St. Patty’s puns in here as possible. Can you tell?) St. Patrick’s Day is both a cultural and religious celebration. It falls on the date of the death of St. Patrick, who was a patron saint of Ireland. In the early 17th century, it was even made an official Christian feast! But now, people celebrate it all kinds of ways — from drinking green beer to wearing green clothing. Grab your beer (if you’re of legal drinking age) and let’s celebrate!
The Spring Equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, is one of the four solar festivals of the year. The equinox — which translates roughly in Latin to “equal night” — is when the sun sits vertically above the equator, making day and night equal across the planet. The Spring Equinox officially marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and there are celebrations around the world to usher in longer days and springtime. In some cultures, this day also marks the beginning of the new year, which in Iranian culture is called Nowruz. The Spring Equinox is a brilliant time for new beginnings, no matter how you celebrate.
International Waffle Day was first celebrated in Sweden, and soon spread like batter tall over the world. It started as a yearly tradition on March 25, a day which the people of Sweden celebrate Vårfrudagen ("Our Lady's Day"), a religious holiday nine months before Christmas, that sounds similar to the Swedish word for waffle (Våffeldagen). With no direct relation to the religious holiday, this delicious celebration is an international hit.
We're fortunate enough to have access to the most powerful computers to date, but what would you do if you lost everything on your computer? Crashes happen more often than you think, data recovery can cost you hundreds of dollars, and recovering everything you've stored on your computer is not guaranteed. We understand, life gets hectic and it's easy to forget to back up your files. Join us on March 31st, ads we celebrate World Back Up Day.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get your party on, we have the perfect day for you! World Party Day is celebrated annually on April 3, and its primary purpose is just to celebrate the joy of being alive! The motto for this day is “pass the food and turn up the music." So gather your friends, stock up on the snacks, and get your turntable out, because today is the day to let loose. Get in on the global party with World Party Day on April 3!