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March - Mardi Gras, Lent, St. Patrick's Day, Spring Equinox

March brings with it the promise of gardening and warm(er), sunny days, as Earth turns its frostbitten cheek to winter and springs forth from the vernal equinox.

Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

Lenten season is an incredibly historic and symbolic time for Christians and these days are usually observed for the sake of recognizing our faults as human beings and taking the time to repent for the sins we have committed throughout our lifetimes. In the last few years, a trend has begun to change that thought and adapt a habit that usually is hard to keep; i.e. eat more greens at least 5 times a week, remove your makeup daily before going to sleep, reduce your clutter by either donating, selling or dumping 40 bags of unwanted items.

March 17 has never been the same since it was first celebrated in St. Augustine, FL in 1600 AD. now you can too indulge in a "Green" beverage by preparing the following in a blender: is the favorite color and you can discover it in a "green smoothie".

1 ripe Avocado

1 frozen Banana

1 Granny Smith Apple

½ cup Spinach

½ cup Milk (nut or seed preferred)

1 Tablespoon Honey (optional)

½ cup Ice

Spring equinox occurs on Sunday, March 20 and marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of the spring season. so, head out into the sun - into your garden or on your patio and start planting! OK, so plant an herb!

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