March 25th Holidays, Horoscope and History

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March 25th Holiday List

  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    On March 25th, annually the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade  offers the opportunity to remember all of those who suffered and died because of the awful slavery system. For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade. A memorial has been erected at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The unveiling took place on March 25th in 2015. The winning design for the memorial, The Ark of Return by Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent, was selected through an international competition and announced in September 2013. For more information please watch this video and visit  www.un.org/en/events/slaveryremembranceday.
  • International Waffle Day
    Waffle Day started as a tradition that was celebrated in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark each year on March 25, which is also the Feast of the Annunciation, upon which waffles are typically eaten. The Feast of Annunciation commemorates the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she woulWaffles with Strawberriesd be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The shift from the religious celebration to Waffle Day occurred because the Swedish Vårfrudagen, meaning “Our Lady’s Day” or the Feast of the Annunciation, sounds similar to Våffeldagen (“waffle day”) in faster speech, and so over time Swedes started calling it Waffle Day and celebrating by eating waffles.
  • National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy
    In 1821. the people of Greece declared their independence. On Greek Independence Day, we celebrate the history and values that unite the United States of America and the Hellenic Republic, both wanting freedom and Democracy. Learn more here. 
  • Lobster Newburg Day
    Ben Weinburg, a sea captain first bought this lobster recipe to the attention of  a restaurant called, Delmonico’s of New York in 1876.  Chef Charles Ranhofer added a couple of his own touches and soon they added their creation to the restaurant’s menu as Lobster a la Wenburg. An argument between Wenberg and Charles Delmonico caused the dish to be removed from the menu but they continued to get requests for it. So to make the customers happy, they changed the name to  Lobster à la Newberg or Lobster Newberg.  Lobster Newburg includes lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs, and cayenne pepper. Here is a recipe for you to try out!
  • National Medal of Honor Day
    In 1990, Congress designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day and it was signed into law by President George HW Bush as a day to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest award a member of the armed services can receive for valor in combat, given to those who went above and beyond the call of duty on the battlefield. To honor this day you can fly your American flag on 3March 25th in honor of National Medal of Honor Day. Post it to social media using our hashtags #MedalOfHonor. Here are other ways you can honor this day.
  • Pecan Day
    Many do not know but pecan trees have a deep history with our founding fathers in America.  On March 25 in 1775, a pecan tree was planted by George Washington at his Mount Vernon estate. The sapling was gifted to him by Thomas Jefferson, who had planted a few pecan trees from the southern US at his own estate in Monticello, VA. Also, during this same time period, settlers    used community gardens to plant pecan trees along the Gulf Coast in the southern parts of the US, eventually leading to the growth of this important industry. By 1919, Texas had honored the Pecan tree by making it into its state tree. Albany, Georgia, is considered by many to be the pecan capital of the United States, boasting over 600,000 pecan trees in the locale. Pecan day was established to celebrate this tree that was enjoyed by the founding fathers of the United States.
  • Tolkien Reading Day
    You can thank  Sean Kirst, a columnist of the Syracuse, New York newspaper, The Post-Standard for requesting this day. On January 2002 he wrote to the Tolkien Society asking if there was a day to celebrate the trilogy. Tolkien Reading Day is held on  March 25th every year. It has been organized by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages. They picked March 25th because this is the date of the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr.

March 25th Horoscope Sign is Aries

Horoscope Aries Magnet
Time period: March 21 – April 19
Ruling planet: Mars
Symbol: Ram
Zodiac quality: Cardinal
Birthstones: Topaz, Aquamarine, Jasper, Heliotrope, Diamond
Spirit Color: Red
Flower: Thistle & honeysuckle
Romantic Compatibility: Sagittarius
Traits: Independent, passionate, competitive, perfectionists, honest, energetic, sexy but can be closed minded, uncompromising and honest to a fault.

March 25th Trivia

  • The Zodiac sign for this day is Aries.
  • 1802 – Irving W Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine, making the mass production of glass for windows possible.
  • 1860 – James Braid, Scottish surgeon known for treatment of club-foot and an important and influential pioneer of hypnotism and hypnotherapy passes away.Ida B. Wells
  • 1931 – Ida B. Wells American civil rights activist passed away.
  • 1935 – The #1 movie was, “Imitation of Life.”
  • 1942 – Aretha Franklin singer/songwriter was born in Memphis, TN. Her songs include A Natural Woman, Respect, Break it to Me Gently and many more.
  • 1947 – Elton John singer/songwriter was born in Pinner, United Kingdom. His songs include I’m Still Standing, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, and Can You Feel The Love Tonight to name a few.
  • 1955 – The #1 movie was, “Strategic Air Command,”
  • 1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, OH. She is known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. She has been married to Matthew Broderick since 1997.
  • 1966 – The #1 movie was, “Doctor Zhivago,”
  • 1975 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “My Eyes Adored You,” by Frankie Valli.
  • 1977 – The #1 movie was, “Airport ’77.”
  • 1982 – Danica Patrick, female race car driver was born.
  • 1984 – Katharine McPhee  singer, songwriter and American Idol runner up was born in  Los Angeles, CA. She rose to fame after being on American Idol. Her songs include Terrified, Over It and The Prayer.
  • 1985 – Professional boxer George Foreman weds Mary Martelly.
  • 1986 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “These Dreams,” by Heart.
  • 1987 – The #1 movie was, “Blind Date.”
  • 1988 – Thousands of people join the first peaceful demonstrations against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1988 – Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, American rapper was born in Santa Monica, CA.
  • 1995 – The #1 song on the Hot Country Song Billboard was, “This Woman And This Man,” by Clay Walker.
  • 1995 – The #1 movie was “Outbreak,” starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman.
  • 2003 – Actress Liv Tyler marries rock band vocalist Royston Langdon at a private villa in St James, Barbados.
  • 2004 – The #1 movie was, “Head of State,”
  • 2011 – The #1 movie was, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.”
  • 2013 – The #1 song on the Adult Top 40 was, “Daylight Maroon 5.”
  • 2018 – March for Our Lives speakers pledge a new era in politics.
  • 2018 –  Trump proposes border wall as a military project.
  • 2019 – In the US the much anticipated, “Mueller Report,” summary is made public exonerating Donald Trump of any collusion with Russia.
  • 2021 – President Joe Biden will give his first News Conference since taking office. [NYT]

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