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March Awareness Days

March Awareness Days 2019 Worldwide List

Our March awareness days list of worldwide international awareness days are fact checked to make sure they’re not social media hype or fake news. We’ve included all the fixed March international awareness days we could find including all the UN International Days. If you’re aware of a international fixed March awareness day that isn’t on our list please add your comments at the bottom the page so we can include all March awareness days.

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DateMarch Awareness DaysAcronymFirst ObservedWhere?Founder / OrganizationsFilter Tags / CategoriesMarch Awareness Day Key FactsSocial Media Hashtags
1 MarchSelf-injury Awareness Day / Self-Harm Awareness DaySIADUK and other countriesLifeSIGNS, Sociedad Internacional de Autolesión, Self Injury Foundation, YoungMinds, YouthNet, ChildLineMental health day, Health awareness dayA day to educate people who do not self-injure and reach out to people who do. Raising awareness should lead to understanding and empathy reducing the number of people who suffer alone. Orange ribbons are worn by some supporters.#SelfHarmAwarenessDay #TheOrangeEffect
1 MarchWorld Civil Defence DayWCDD1990worldwideEU, ENP, ICDO (International Civil Defence Organisation)Disaster awareness dayA day to raise awareness of civil defence and the practical mechanisms that need to be put into place to prevent disasters across the world.#WorldCivilDefenceDay
1 MarchZero Discrimination Day2014worldwideUN, UNAIDS, WHODiscrimination, Human rights day, Human rights awareness dayPromote efforts to achieve a more fair, just and equitable world by challenging discrimination wherever it happens.#ZeroDiscrimination
2 MarchNational Read Across America Day1998USANEAEducational day, Educational awareness dayHeld on the birthday of american children’s author Dr. Seuss who was born 2nd March 1904. Events are held across the USA in schools, libraries, and community centers to celebrate books and reading.#ReadAcrossAmerica
3 MarchWorld Wildlife Day2013worldwideUNWildlife day, Conservation day, Wildlife conservation awareness dayRaise awareness and celebrate wild flora and fauna. Campaign to raise awareness about wildlife protection online and get involved in local wildlife conservation projects. See also World Wildlife Conservation Day.#WorldWildlifeDay #EndWildlifeTrafficking
4 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 2007 Estonia became the first country to allow its citizens to vote in parliamentary elections on the world wide web.
5 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1970 the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into force and has since been ratified by 190 nations worldwide. India, Israel, Pakistan and South Sudan have not signed the treaty and North Korea signed then withdrew, their exact status remains unclear.
6 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1869 the first periodic table of chemical elements was presented to the Russian Chemical Society by Dmitri Mendeleev.
7 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1926 the first two-way transatlantic telephone conversation took place between London and New York via a short-wave radio signal.
8 MarchInternational Women’s DayIWD1909worldwideUN, RussiaWomens Rights day, Civil Rights awareness dayInternational Women’s Day celebrates womens rights. It was declared a national holiday in Russia in 1917 following the Russian revolution and predominantly celebrated in communist countries and by socialist movements worldwide until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.#WomensDay
9 MarchInternational Day of Action for Rivers1998worldwideInternational RiversEnvironment day, Environmental awareness day, Sustainable developmentA day to enjoy the world’s rivers and acknowledge the conservation programs which have improved rivers worldwide. Get involved online to influence decision makers and with local river restoration projects.#RiversUniteUs #DayofActionforRivers #RiseUpforRivers
9 MarchInternational School Meals DayISMD2013USA, UK, worldwideUSDA (United States Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services), GCNF (Global Child Nutrition Foundation), WFP (World Food Programme), We Movement, No Kid HungryChildrens day, Food day, Food awareness dayA day to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition at school and at home and foster healthy eating habits for all children whatever their circumstances.#ISMD2019 (change year) #SchoolMeals
10 MarchNational Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness DayNWGHAADUSAOWH (Office on Womens Health), U.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesWomems Health day, Womens Health awareness dayToday is a day for women and girls to think about and make good choices about sex to to protect yourself and others from HIV and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections).#NWGHAAD
11 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster strikes Japan following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
12 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1918 the capital of Russia changed to Moscow from St. Petersburg following the 1917 Russian revolution.
13 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1781 Uranus, the third largest planet in our solar system was discovered by William Herschel.
14 MarchWhite Day1978Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam and other countriesNational Confectionery Industry AssociationRomantic day, Lovers dayOne month after Valentines day men are expected to give white gifts (cookies, jewelry, white chocolate, marshmallows, white lingerie etc.) to women who bought them Valentines day gifts. The gifts are expected to be more expensive (sanbai gaeshi “triple the return”‘)!#WhiteDay #WhiteDay2019 (change year)
14 MarchPi Day1988worldwideLarry Shaw, The Exploratorium, California, USAScience day, Mathematics day, Geek day, Internet dayPi (calculated to 2 decimal places) is 3.14 so 14th March was chosen by Larry Shaw as Pi Day in 1988 and has been running every year since. Pi (Ï€) is the greek symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter as a constant. See also Pi Approximation Day 22 July.#PiDay
15 MarchWorld Consumer Rights DayWCRD1983worldwideConsumers International CharityConsumer day, Consumer rights awareness dayOn this day in 1962 USA President John F Kennedy formerly addressed the issue of consumer rights in the US Congress. Today is a day to recognize the importance of consumer rights and campaign to protect and improve consumer rights around the world.#WorldConsumerRightsDay #WCRD (or add year:) #WCRD2019
16 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1968 the My Lai Massacre (Sơn Mỹ Massacre) by U.S. troops of hundreds of people, including children and infants, took place in Vietnam.
17 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1992 apartheid in South Africa ends following a referendum in which 68.7% of white South Africans voted to abolish racial segregation.
18 MarchWorld Sleep Day58 countries
worldwide
World Sleep SocietyMental health day, Mental health awareness dayRaise awareness of the importance of sleep health and sleep disorders worldwide through education, research and setting best practice standards of patient care worldwide.#WorldSleepDay (or add year:) #WorldSleepDay2019
19 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1962 Bob Dylan’s first album, titled “Bob Dylan”, was released by Columbia Records.
20 MarchWorld Sparrow DayWSD2010India and other countriesNFS (Nature Forever Society)Environment day, Environmental awareness dayA day to celebrate the long-standing affinity between humans and house sparrows and raise awareness that sparrows (and other small bird species) are disappearing fast and the need to conserve their habitats and maintain urban biodiversity.#WorldSparrowDay
20 MarchWorld Oral Health DayWOHD2013130+ countries worldwideFDI (World Dental Federation)Health day, Health awareness dayRaise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth to overall health and quality of life and the need of regular checkups.#WOHD18 (change year) #SayAhh
20 MarchFrench Language Day2010worldwideUN, OIF (International Organization of the Francophonie)Culture day, Cultural awareness dayA day to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. French is one of the six official languages of the UN along with English (23rd April), Arabic (18th December), Chinese (20th April), Spanish (23rd April), Russian (6 June)#FrenchLanguageDay #InternationalFrancophonieDay
20 MarchInternational Day of Happiness2013worldwideUNFun day, Awareness dayThe United Nations invites everyone, every classroom, business and government to celebrate the importance of happiness in our lives. Read this years World Happiness Report.#InternationalDayOfHappiness
21 MarchWorld Poetry Day1999worldwideUN, UNESCOArts day, Awareness dayCelebrate poetry as the oral tradition which communicates the creative spirit and values of diverse cultures throughout history. Raise awareness of the interactions between poetry, theatre, dance, music and other arts.#WorldPoetryDay
21 MarchWorld Puppetry Day2003worldwideUNIMA, founded by Javad Zolfaghari, IranArts day, Awareness dayA day to celebrate puppetry and raise awareness of puppetry as a global art form.#WorldPuppetryDay
21 MarchInternational Day of Forests / World Forestry Day / Forest DayIDF1971worldwideUN, CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations), ICRAF (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)Environment day, Environmental awareness dayEvents are organized worldwide, based on a different theme each year, to raise awareness of the importance trees and forests to us all including future generations#IntForestDay #ForestsDay
21 MarchWorld Down Syndrome DayWDSD2006worldwideUN, WHO, AFRT, EDSA DSi (Down Syndrome International), ART21Health day, Health awareness dayA day to raise awareness of Down syndrome and to recognise the vital role people with Down syndrome play in our lives and communities.#WDSD #WDSD19 (change year) #WDSD2019 (change year) #WhatIBringToMyCommunity #WorldDownSyndromeDay
21 MarchInternational Colour DayICD29 countries worldwideAIC (International Colour Association)Arts day, Awareness dayCelebrated on 21 because it’s the equinox (equal day and night) which relatest to the complementary nature of light and darkness/shadow expressed in all human cultures.#InternationalColorDay
21 MarchInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination1966worldwideUN, OHCHRRights day, Rights awareness dayOn this day in 1960 police opened fire and killed 69 people, in Sharpeville, South Africa, who were peacefully protesting against the apartheid pass laws. Worldwide events call on everyone to help eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.#Standup4humanrights #EndRacism
21 MarchWorld Wood DayWWD2013WWDF (World Wood Day Foundation), IWCS (International Wood Culture Society)Environment day, Environmental awareness day, Sustainable developmentCelebration of wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and raise awareness on the role wood plays in a sustainable world through biodiversity and forest conservation.#WWD #WoodisGood #WoodCulture
22 MarchWorld Water Day1993worldwideUN, UN-WaterEnvironment day, Environmental awareness dayRaise awareness of action to tackle the water crisis and the importance of freshwater around the globe.#WorldWaterDay
23 MarchWorld Meteorological Day2006worldwideUN, WHO, WMO (World Meteorological Organization)Environment day, Environmental awareness dayLocal and national events worldwide with a different metrological theme each year.#WorldMetDay
24 MarchWorld Tuberculosis Day1997worldwideUN, WHOHealth day, Health awareness dayRaise awareness that Tuberculosis (TB) still kills well over 1 million people every year and efforts to eliminate the disease. It was 24th March 1882 that Dr Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis which was the cause of death for around 14% of the population.#CureTBNow #WorldTBDay #WorldTBDay2019 (change year)
24 MarchInternational Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims2011worldwideUNHuman Rights day, Human Rights awareness dayA day to pay tribute to those who have devoted (and lost) their lives to promote and protect human rights. On this day in 1980 Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero was murdered for denouncing human rights violations in El Salvador. Honours the memory of victims of human rights violations and promotes the importance of the right to truth and justice, human dignity and opposition to all forms of violence.#RighttotheTruth
25 MarchInternational Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade2008worldwideUNHuman Rights day, Human Rights awareness dayRemembrance day for the victims of slavery and raise awareness of the dangers of racism and prejudice today.
25 MarchInternational Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members1995worldwideUNHuman Rights day, Human Rights awareness dayStand in solidarity with all detained staff and pledge to work together to ensure that all UN staff have the safety they need to help the world’s most vulnerable.#DetainedStaffDay
26 MarchPurple Day for Epilepsy2008USA, Canada, Australia and other countries worldwideCassidy Megan’s Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Anita Kaufmann Foundation, Epilepsy CanadaHealth day, Health awareness dayA day to raise awareness of epilepsy by wearing something purple. Lavender, the purple flower, is the international color for epilepsy.#PurpleDay #EpilepsyAwarness
27 MarchWorld Theatre DayWTD1962worldwideITI (International Theatre Institute), UNESCOCulture day, Cultural awareness day, Arts day, Arts awareness dayA day to go to the theatre and celebrate the contribution theatre makes to the arts and communities worldwide. Each year a World Theatre Day Message Author is invited to reflect on the theme of theatre and a culture of peace.#WorldTheatreDay
28 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1963 Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror movie The Birds, set in Bodega Bay, California, USA was released.
29 MarchNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1974 Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s army of 8000 terracotta soldiers was found by farmers digging a well in Xi’an, China.
30 MarchWorld Idli DayIndia, Sri Lanka, worldwideFood days, Fun days, Social media daysIdli is a savoury cake made from de-husked black lentils and rice. With no origin, sponsor or coverage outside the calendar sites we think it’s fake news.#WorldIdliDay
31 MarchWorld Backup Day2012worldwideMat HonanOnline security, Internet day, Online safety dayWe’re creating more digital information than ever before. Ask yourself what would you do if you lost everything? If you haven’t backed up your data and photos to protect your legacy take the pledge today – tomorrow could be too late!#WorldBackupDay
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