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March 28th - Featuring Circus Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Vintage Circus Print, by PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay
March 28th is... Greatest Show On Earth Day/Barnum and Bailey Day, Something On A Stick Day, National Black Forest Cake Day, Eat an Eskimo Pie Day, Microfilm Birthday (1922), Respect Your Cat Day, Weed Appreciation Day, Children's Picture Book Day, National Hot Tub Day, National Triglycerides Day, Virtual Advocacy Day, Eggsibit Day, Gone-ta-pott Day, Serfs Emancipation Day,
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PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
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Image: The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus | Hardcover: 288 pages | by Linda Simon (Author). Publisher: Reaktion Books; First Edition edition (November 12, 2014)Greatest Show On Earth Day/Barnum and Bailey Day
-- On March 28, 1881, the Greatest Show on Earth was created by P.T. Barnum. Barnum soon merged his show with James A. Bailey's circus – and together their circus became greater. In 1882, Barnum purchased Jumbo, an enormously popular elephant at the London Zoo, and transported him to the United States, where the larger-than-average elephant — called by Barnum the largest elephant ever seen — became the star attraction of Barnum's circus.
Read: The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus
-- Traveling back to the circus’s early days, Linda Simon takes us to eighteenth-century hippodromes in Great Britain and intimate one-ring circuses in nineteenth-century Paris, where Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso became enchanted with aerialists and clowns. She introduces us to P. T. Barnum, James Bailey, and the enterprising Ringling Brothers and reveals how they created the golden age of American circuses. She shows how the circus has transformed in recent years. At the center of the story are the people ― trick riders and tightrope walkers, sword swallowers and animal trainers, contortionists and clowns - who created the sensational, raucous, and sometimes titillating world of the circus.
Image: Watch The Greatest Show on Earth | a lavish tribute to circuses, featuring three intertwining plotlines concerning romance and rivalry beneath the big topThe Greatest Show on Earth -- Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth is a lavish tribute to circuses, featuring three intertwining plotlines concerning romance and rivalry beneath the big top. DeMille's film includes spectacular action sequences, including a show-stopping train wreck. The Greatest Show on Earth won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Story.
Image: Peter Spier's Circus | Kindle Edition | by Peter Speier (Author). Publisher: Dragonfly Books; 1st edition (June 27, 2012)Peter Spier's Circus -- Full of thrilling and unbelievable sights, this book gives young readers a front row seat to see how a circus runs - from setting up the tent to performing center ring. Go soaring through the air on the flying trapeze, or step into the cage and tame a roaring lion! Full of the one-of-a-kind thrills and showbiz excitement only the circus can create, this book is a guaranteed ticket to fun and adventure!
Circus Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus | Kindle Edition | by Charles River Editors (Author). Publisher: Charles River Editors (March 10, 2014)

The Greatest Show on Earth:
The History of the Ringling Bros.
and Barnum Bailey Circus

Amazon Freebies:
🎪 Read The Greatest Show on Earth ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
🎪 Free Circus apps
🎪 Free Circus games
🎪 Listen to The Greatest Show on Earth LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
🎪 Watch The Greatest Show on Earth Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
🎪 Listen to The Greatest Show on Earth Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
🎪 Free Alexa Skills | Circus


Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
🎪 Free printable circus tent templates
🎪 Circus Printables
🎪 Circus theme free printables
🎪 Circus - Fun Learning Printables for Kids
🎪 FREE Geo Circus Party Printables
🎪 Circus Printable Worksheets
🎪 FREE Circus Party Printables
🎪 Free Circus Printables and Worksheets
🎪 Free Vintage Posters, Vintage Travel Posters, Printables: Circus
🎪 Printable Activities For Kids: Snacktime At The Circus
🎪 Carnival / Circus Party Printables and Ideas
🎪 At The Circus | A Printable Fill-in-the Blanks Book
🎪 Circus Board Game Printable Template
🎪 39 coloring pages of Circus


Something On A Stick Day
- What comes on a stick? The first thing coming to mind is Popsicles and Fudgesicles. Hotdogs are popular on a stick at campfires. There's also corn-dogs, and shrimp and many Chinese treats. Cocktail wieners and cheese are picked and eaten on a toothpick. Celebrate this fun day by serving food for meals and snacks on a stick. The kids will love it!
National Black Forest Cake Day
- Black forest cake may have been around since the late sixteenth century. Black forest cake was created in the Black Forest region of southern Germany. The original cake was made with cooked cherries, some cream, kirsch and a biscuit in place of cake.
Eat an Eskimo Pie Day
- Eskimo Pie is an ice cream confection. It is a brand name for a chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar wrapped in foil, the first such dessert sold in the United States. The Eskimo Pie was invented by a high school teacher by the name of Christian Kent Nelson. Today is not the day Christian K. Nelson was granted his patent, which was on January 24, 1922. Today is the day the Danish immigrant was born on March 28, 1893.
Microfilm Birthday (1922)
- Bradley A. Fiske, of Washington, D.C., patented a device to read microfilm in 1922.
Respect Your Cat Day
- A special day of the year dedicated to those fabulous felines in our lives. After all, cats make wonderful pets and companions, don't they? If you have a cat in your family, give him or her some extra tender loving care today. If you don't have a cat or if you have been considering adding one to your family, Respect Your Cat Day is the perfect time to adopt an abandoned, neglected or homeless kitty from your local shelter.
Weed Appreciation Day
- Do you appreciate any weeds? Do you love or hate weed plants in your yard? Have you ever eaten a weed?

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