National Mario Day is observed each year on March 10th and honors Mario from the popular Nintendo game.
This is a gamer holiday that is celebrated on March 10th 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 as being the most famous video game character ever created
- Over 210 million copies of the Mario game series have been sold
Mario Andretti (race car driver), Mario Batali (chef) and Mario Lopez (actor) are a few other famous Marios you might recognize.
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