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15 Things To Do During The Ides Of March

The 15th of March has a lot to offer. And we're not just talking about prime time to kill a Roman General.

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1) Start Your Day With A Bloody Caesar

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If you're not feeling very festive-- or not particularly Canadian (the cocktail's country of origin), then call it a Bloody Mary with clam juice. But then you'd be a party pooper. Et tu, Anon? Et tu?

Recipe.

2) You Obviously Have To Eat A Caesar Salad. PIZZA!

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When you're hungry AND want to commemorate the assassination of a Roman general, the first choice is Caesar Salad. But who wants the same ol' lettuce covered in anchovies? --Especially when you have a recipe for a pizza right here.

okay, it's like a pizza topped with salad. BUT IT'S FESTIVE

9) Experience Bacchanalia

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So, get drunk and do things that would normally be shameful-- but not on the 15th of March! The Ides of March is also the day for an ancient Roman festival for the god Bacchus.

11) Fight Police Brutality

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In the US, October 22nd is generally the day to protest being brutalized by the police, but March 15 is International Day Against Police Brutality, as recognized by Switzerland and Canada, at least.

15) Watch A Weird Adaptation of "Julius Caesar"

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Half the reason anyone knows what the Ides of March is, is because of Shakespeare. Let's give him some credit.

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