It would be remiss of me not to mention that today is National Mario Day!
Mario Andretti?……Mario Lemieux?……Mario Lanza?
NOPE!…………None of the above!…….. This day celebrates Mario the Plumber of 80’s video game fame!
National Mario Day is observed each year on March 10th and honors Mario from the popular Nintendo game.
This gamer holiday is celebrated on March 10 because of the way the date appears, when abbreviated (Mar.10). It looks just like the name Mario.
Mario, the Italian plumber, first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981
In 1983 Mario got his own game with his brother Luigi.
Mario is known for being the most famous video game character ever created.
Over 210 million copies of the Mario game series have been sold.National Day Calendar