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M a rch FU N FACTS

11 Days of Flavor and Fun For over 80 years the Florida Strawberry Festival has rolled out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. This year from March 1st to 11th, visitors will come from near and far to discover the charm and allure of Plant City. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, crafts and of course tons of luscious strawberries! For more information about the festival visit See you there!

St. Patrick’s Day, which is observed on the 17th of March by people around the world, is a day to celebrate the life of St. Patrick and the culture of Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Day custom came to America in 1737, when it was publicly celebrated in Boston. Even if your family has not a wee smidgen of Irish heritage, it’s great fun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by donning your green.

Each year on March 14th at 1:59 pm many math and science classrooms around the world break from their usual routines to observe the festivities of “Pi Day”. Pi Day commemorates the first few digits of one of the oldest know constants, 3.14159…. and it also happens to coincide with Albert Einstein’s birthday - which makes it a doubly cool day for math enthusiasts. If you are wondering how to celebrate Pi Day and Al’s birthday here are simple fun ideas for you and your family: • Order pizza and try to determine the circumference • Participate in a “Pi-mile” run – It is approximately equivalent to a 5K run. • Wear an Einstein or math-themed T-shirt • Send Pi cards to your friends • Serve pie at your “Pi” party • Take time to read and learn about Albert Einstein Whether or not you’re a math enthusiest, you’ll enjoy celebrating this irrational holiday and whatever you do, don’t be afraid to express your inner geek!

March 17, 2018

With 11 Races

the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a weekend long event featuring 3 days jam packed with non-stop action and family fun. The Verizon IndyCar Series Race will take to the streets on Sunday, March 11, for a 198mile shoot-out on a 1.8-mile course with 14 turns. Whether you are a racing fan, live entertainment fan or just enjoy having a good time, there is a little something for everyone during this festival.

March 11, 2018 at 2am

Daylight Savings Time in the U.S. starts on the second Sunday in March of each year and ends the first Sunday in November of each year. When it goes into effect each spring, clocks are moved forward by one hour at 2:00 AM standard time, and the time becomes 3:00 AM daylight savings time (DST). The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of daylight.

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