Read Across America is celebrated on March 2 coinciding with Dr. Seuss' birthday, although this year Read Across America Day is actually on March 1. It's confusing, because some states (Maryland, e.g.) celebrate Read Across for the whole month of March. In any case, it's nice to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his contributions to encouraging children to read. Reading builds knowledge and courage, for understanding the world helps to banish fear.
"Have no fear of this mess!" -- the Cat in the Hat