About 5 years ago, I got a greeting card from a colleague, right around this time of the year. I had never heard of it until then. It was in celebration of March Forth (March 4th) Day, also known as Progress Day. It was created as a day to move forward.
Now THIS is the kind of holiday that I can get into! You are commanded to "take the day off, so that you can take the day on." You should do something that counts as progress. It could be progress in your own life, or extending a hand to someone else.
Of course, in this economy, very few of us can afford to actually take the day off. I certainly understand that, but try to use at least part of the day to reflect on your personal goals and commit to advancement. For me, March is vital to both my personal and professional goals for the year. March Forth is simply a reminder that there is still much to do.
Had you heard of March Forth before now? What do you think of the concept? How will you engage and execute?