Celebrate Every Day
March 10, 2023 - International Bagpipe Day | National Mario Day
Welcome to March 10th, 2023 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate Scottish pipes and a brave little plumber.
Anna: Hey Marlo, word association…I say bagpipes, you say?
Anna: Yup, bagpipes are considered to be from Scotland but the origins may go as far back as the Hittites in 1000 BCE! Bagpipes appeared in Europe in the early 1000’s and are explicitly mentioned in The Canterbury Tales from around 1380. After the Scottish uprising of 1745 the loyalist government banned bagpipes. But today, bagpipes are a symbol of Scotland and known the world over. On International Bagpipe Day, celebrate the Ceòl mór of the pipes.
If your name is Mario get ready to kick up your feet, this day has your name all over it. But just a heads up, the one we are celebrating has a brother named Luigi, and he has earned the day off for all his heroic feats. Jumping over barrels, stomping on killer turtles, racing go karts over rainbow highways. There’s not much this brave little plumber hasn’t done. Since his first appearance in Donkey Kong way back in 1981, Mario has become the most popular character in video game history. Today celebrates anyone named Mario, but this video game icon is the most famous of the bunch. On National Mario Day, dust off an old copy of Super Mario Brothers and spend a few hours saving the world from Bowser and his evil Koopa Troopers.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.
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