To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in March.

CONTEST: Just to make sure you’re paying attention, the list includes one made-up holiday. The rest are very real. The first person to post a comment identifying the bogus celebration will win a valuable prize.

Month-long Celebrations

  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
  • Play the Recorder Month
  • National On-hold Month
  • International Mirth Month

Weekly Celebrations

  • National Procrastination Week (3-9)
  • Root Canal Awareness Week (17-23)

Daily Observances

  • National Pig Day (1)
  • National “What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs?” Day (3)
  • National Grammar Day (4)
  • Barbie Day (9)
  • Panic Day (9)
  • Get Over It Day (9)
  • International Day of Awesomeness (10)
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day (13)
  • Celebrate Pi (3.141592, etc.) Day (14)
  • Daylight Savings Day (10), followed immediately by Nap Day (11)
  • Buzzards Day (15)
  • Lips Appreciation Day (16)
  • Awkward Moments Day (18)
  • Snowman Burning Day (20)
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (20)
  • International Goof-off Day (22)
  • Corn Dog Day (23)
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (26)
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day (27)
  • National Make Fun of States that End in ‘ota Day (28)
  • The Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day (30)

What does this mean for employers? If your employees suddenly start napping, procrastinating, goofing off, burning snowmen, appreciating their lips, celebrating root canals, playing the recorder, rounding up rattlesnakes, correcting split infinitives, putting everyone on hold, making up new holidays, repeatedly opening umbrellas indoors and memorizing multi-digit fractional numbers, all while singing country songs like “All My Ex-es Live in Texas,” adopting homeless guinea pigs and endlessly contemplating their other pets’ lack of opposable thumbs, now you know why.

Enjoy the month!

(Sources: library.thinkquest.org, brownielocks.com, holidayinsights.com, gone-ta-pott.com)