Crappy Old Book of the Month is Anniversaries and Holiday: A Calendar of Days and How to Observe Them by Mary Emogene Hazeltine, Principal, Library School, and Associate Professor of Bibliography, University of Wisconsin, 1928. I imagine that from time to time this month I will also draw on related calendar books– of which I have several.
You may remember that March is the beginning of the year. It’s when, in the temperate zone, life begins again. It’s when rain starts falling and the peepers start peeping and it is the anniversary of Rimsky-Korsakov’s– and thus, by extension, the Easter Symphony’s– birth.
March is the month in which two of my very favorite people were born on the same date. Mark your calendars!
March is the month Rene cogito ergo sum Descartes was born and in which Patrick Henry delivered his famous “give me liberty or give me death” speech. (“…that we may learn more… “)
And so, March is Anniversaries and Holidays month because it’s a good thing to keep anniversaries and holidays.