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Pastry holidays abound

March 18, 2014 - Nikki Younk
Forget about St. Patrick’s Day, St. Urho’s Day, and the first day of spring. There are better March holidays out there.

I’m specifically talking about Pi Day on March 14 and Macaron Day on March 20.

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant ‘pi,’ of which 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits. (3.14 = 3/14 = March 14, get it?) Of course, most people forget the mathematical part and mark the day by baking and eating pies. Sounds like my kind of holiday.

Next year, we’ll really have a reason to celebrate Pi Day, as the first five digits are 3, 1, 4, 1, and 5. (3.1415 = 3/14/15 = March 14, 2015) Start planning your pie recipes now!

Then there’s Macaron Day. It is in fact a real holiday, and not just my own wishful thinking. The holiday celebrates the macaron, a French confection that I obsessed over in a previous blog. Unfortunately for me, Macaron Day is only observed in cities where there are plenty of bakeries that sell macarons. If anyone out there plans to be in New York City, Los Angeles, or Chicago this Thursday, you should check it out. I’m sure there’ll be tons of free samples.

After celebrating these two pastry-themed holidays in March, I’d be happy to see an exercise-themed holiday in April.



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