Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
The holiday celebrates anyone who has not been fooled by seemingly greener pastures. Maybe you didn't get that raise but stuck with your job. Your spouse makes a mess of the bathroom sink, but you've managed to work it out. You didn't trade in your old beater car for a newer model and it's been reliable. It looks as if the creators of the holiday have abandoned it for other holidays. Wellcat no longer lists this quirky holiday on their website, but the holiday lives on.
Turkey Neck Soup Day
The holiday might also make you think of "turkey neck" or the wattle some people have. It's the same wattle that was oddly coveted by the head lawyer, Richard, on "Ally McBeal." If you want to tighten your wattle, try the fish or bow yoga poses. But it's not turkey wattle appreciation day, it's Turkey Neck Soup Day.
You could probably think of 100 other things you'd rather eat than turkey neck soup. If you consider not eating the neck itself and using it to make the broth, it might sound more appealing. Or maybe you're Team Turkey Neck and think that dark neck meat is the best part of the turkey. March is an odd time of year for turkey, so if you don't have turkey meat, neck and bones from a recent meal, enjoy some homemade chicken soup instead. With nutritious soup you can celebrate March 30 holidays far away from a doctor's office.
National Doctor's Day
If you want to show your doctor some appreciation, give her a red carnation, the official flowers of National Doctor's Day. The day commemorates the first successful use of anesthetic in surgery, by Dr. Crawford W. Long on March 30, 1842. "It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens" according to the National Doctors' Day Organization.
President George Bush signed S.J. RES. No. 366 officially commemorating National Doctor's Day on Oct. 30, 1990. The original resolution was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 30, 1958. Send an ecard to your favorite doctor or medical student.
Van Gogh Birth Anniversary
Art and sci-fi cultures collided when Doctor Who traveled to France ("Vincent and the Doctor," June 5, 2010) in the 1890s to visit post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. The episode weaves Van Gogh's paintings and odd behavior into the episode, painting a touching portrait of the artist. Celebrate his birthday (March 30, 1853) by viewing his paintings at the Van Gogh Museum. If you like more realism in your art, try some art by Francisco Jose de Goya, born March 30, 1746.