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National Mario Day (March 10)

Check out the weird holiday National Mario Day on March 10. Learn the history about Mario video games , and get ideas on how to celebrate.

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History of National Mario Day

This weird holiday gets its date because when the month is shortened to Mar 10, it looks like it’s spelling the word “Mario.” The holiday was officially embraced by Nintendo in 2016

Mario is one two brothers in the Super Mario Video Game franchise. He is a plumber, along with his brother Luigi, and they try to rescue Princess Peach from their mortal enemy, Bowser.

Rumor has it that Nintendo gave Mario his name after Mario Segale, who was the first businessman who rented warehouse space to the company.

Super Mario is considered to be the best-selling video game of all-time since his first appearance in 1981 as Jumpman in the game Donkey Kong. Mario was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and has appeared in over 200 video games, as well as several comics and TV shows. More than 262 million of games that feature Mario have been sold worldwide.

When Mario first appeared as Jumpman, he was a carpenter instead of a plumber. In his signature red and blue outfit, Mario is considered to be the most recognizable video game characters in the world.

Two years after his 1981 appearance, Mario was reintroduced to the world in 1983 by Nintendo. His name is Mario Mario (as both he and Luigi are known as the Mario Brothers).

In 1988, Super Mario Bros. 3 was released and became one of the highest-grossing games of all-time.

Many more variations of Mario Brothers have been released over the years, including Super Mario Land on Game Boy in 1989; Super Mario 64 when Mario became 3D in 1996; and in 2017 when he was joined by his friend Cappy for the Switch.

Ideas for National Mario Day

You can sit and play Mario video games all day today, or you can any of these fun ideas.

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