March awareness days

March Awareness Days

March Awareness Days 2019/2020 Worldwide List & Social Media Calendar

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 any 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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Date March Awareness Days Acronym First Observed Where? Founder / Organizations Filter Tags / Categories March Awareness Day Facts/Trivia Social Media Hashtags
1 March Self-injury Awareness Day / Self-Harm Awareness Day SIAD UK and other countries. Sociedad Internacional de Autolesión, Self Injury Foundation, YoungMinds, YouthNet, ChildLine. Mental health day, Health awareness day. A 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 March World Civil Defence Day WCDD 1990 worldwide. EU, ENP, ICDO (International Civil Defence Organisation). Disaster awareness day. A day to raise awareness of civil defense and the practical mechanisms that need to be put into place to prevent disasters across the world. #WorldCivilDefenceDay
1 March Zero Discrimination Day 2014 worldwide. UN, UNAIDS, WHO. Discrimination, Human rights day, Human rights awareness day. Promote efforts to achieve a more fair, just and equitable world by challenging discrimination wherever it happens. #ZeroDiscrimination
2 March National Read Across America Day 1998 USA. NEA. Educational day, Educational awareness day. Held 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 March World Wildlife Day 2013 worldwide. UN. Wildlife day, Conservation day, Wildlife conservation awareness day. Raise 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 March No verified international March awareness days today. On this day in 2007 Estonia became the first country to allow its citizens to vote in parliamentary elections on the world wide web.
5 March No verified international March awareness days today. On 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 March No verified international March awareness days today. On this day in 1869 the first periodic table of chemical elements was presented to the Russian Chemical Society by Dmitri Mendeleev.
7 March No verified international March awareness days today. On 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 March International Women’s Day IWD 1909 worldwide. UN, Russia. Women’s Rights day, Civil Rights awareness day. International Women’s Day celebrates women’s 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 #WomensDay2019 (change year) #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020 (change year)
9 March International Day of Action for Rivers 1998 worldwide. International Rivers. Environment day, Environmental awareness day, Sustainable development. A 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 March International School Meals Day ISMD 2013 USA, UK, worldwide. USDA (United States Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services), GCNF (Global Child Nutrition Foundation), WFP (World Food Programme), We Movement, No Kid Hungry. Children’s day, Food day, Food awareness day. A 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 March National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day NWGHAAD USA. OWH (Office on Womens Health), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Women’s Health day, Women’s Health awareness day. Today 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 March No verified international March awareness days today. On this day in 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster strikes Japan following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
12 March No verified international March awareness days today. On this day in 1918 the capital of Russia changed to Moscow from St. Petersburg following the 1917 Russian revolution.
13 March No verified international March awareness days today. On this day in 1781 Uranus, the third largest planet in our solar system was discovered by William Herschel.
14 March White Day 1978 Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam and other countries. National Confectionery Industry Association. Romantic day, Lovers day. One 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 #WhiteDay2020 (change year)
14 March Pi Day 1988 worldwide. Larry Shaw, The Exploratorium, California, USA. Science day, Mathematics day, Geek day, Internet day. Pi (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 and Tau Day 28 June. #PiDay
15 March World Consumer Rights Day WCRD 1983 worldwide. Consumers International Charity. Consumer day, Consumer rights awareness day. On 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 March No verified international March awareness days today. On this day in 1968 the My Lai Massacre (Thảm sát Mỹ Lai) by U.S. troops of hundreds of people, including children and infants, took place in Vietnam.
17 March No verified international March awareness days today. On 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 March World Sleep Day 58 countries
worldwide.
World Sleep Society. Mental health day, Mental health awareness day. Raise 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:) #WorldSleepDay2020
19 March No verified March international awareness days today. On this day in 1962 Bob Dylan’s first album, titled “Bob Dylan”, was released by Columbia Records.
20 March World Sparrow Day WSD 2010 India and other countries. NFS (Nature Forever Society). Environment day, Environmental awareness day. A 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 March World Oral Health Day WOHD 2013 130+ countries worldwide. FDI (World Dental Federation). Health day, Health awareness day. Raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth to overall health and quality of life and the need of regular checkups. #WOHD20 (change year) #SayAhh
20 March French Language Day 2010 worldwide. UN, OIF (International Organization of the Francophonie). Culture day, Cultural awareness day. A 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 March International Day of Happiness 2013 worldwide. UN. Fun day, Awareness day. The 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 #WorldHappinessDay
21 March World Poetry Day 1999 worldwide. UN, UNESCO. Arts day, Awareness day. Celebrate poetry as the oral tradition which communicates the creative spirit and values of diverse cultures throughout history. Raise awareness of the interactions between poetry, theater, dance, music and other arts. #WorldPoetryDay
21 March World Puppetry Day 2003 worldwide. UNIMA, founded by Javad Zolfaghari, Iran. Arts day, Awareness day. A day to celebrate puppetry and raise awareness of puppetry as a global art form. #WorldPuppetryDay
21 March International Day of Forests / World Forestry Day / Forest Day IDF 1971 worldwide. UN, 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 day. Events 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 March World Down Syndrome Day WDSD 2006 worldwide. UN, WHO, AFRT, EDSA DSi (Down Syndrome International), ART21. Health day, Health awareness day. A day to raise awareness of Down syndrome and to recognize the vital role people with Down syndrome play in our lives and communities. #WDSD #WDSD20 (change year) #WDSD2020 (change year) #WhatIBringToMyCommunity #WorldDownSyndromeDay
21 March International Colour Day ICD 29 countries worldwide. AIC (International Colour Association). Arts day, Awareness day. Celebrated on 21 because it’s the equinox (equal day and night) which relates to the complementary nature of light and darkness/shadow expressed in all human cultures. #InternationalColorDay
21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 1966 worldwide. UN, OHCHR. Rights day, Rights awareness day. On 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 March World Wood Day WWD 2013 WWDF (World Wood Day Foundation), IWCS (International Wood Culture Society). Environment day, Environmental awareness day, Sustainable development. Celebration 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 March World Water Day 1993 worldwide. UN, UN-Water Environment day, Environmental awareness day. Raise awareness of action to tackle the water crisis and the importance of freshwater around the globe. #WorldWaterDay
23 March World Meteorological Day 2006 worldwide. UN, WHO, WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Environment day, Environmental awareness day. Local and national events worldwide with a different meteorological theme each year. #WorldMetDay
24 March World Tuberculosis Day 1997 worldwide. UN, WHO Health day, Health awareness day. Raise 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 #WorldTBDay2020 (change year)
24 March International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims 2011 worldwide. UN. Human Rights day, Human Rights awareness day. A 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 March International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 2008 worldwide. UN. Human Rights day, Human Rights awareness day. Remembrance day for the victims of slavery and raise awareness of the dangers of racism and prejudice today.
25 March International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members 1995 worldwide. UN. Human Rights day, Human Rights awareness day. Stand 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 March Purple Day for Epilepsy 2008 USA, Canada, Australia and other countries worldwide. Cassidy Megan’s Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Anita Kaufmann Foundation, Epilepsy Canada. Health day, Health awareness day. A day to raise awareness of epilepsy by wearing something purple. Lavender, the purple flower, is the international color for epilepsy. #PurpleDay #PurpleDay2020 (change year) #EpilepsyAwarness
27 March World Theatre Day WTD 1962 worldwide. ITI (International Theatre Institute), UNESCO. Culture day, Cultural awareness day, Arts day, Arts awareness day. A day to go to the theater and celebrate the contribution theater makes to the arts and communities worldwide. Each year a World Theatre Day Message Author is invited to reflect on the theme of theater and a culture of peace. #WorldTheatreDay
28 March No verified international March awareness days today. On this day in 1963 Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror movie The Birds, set in Bodega Bay, California, USA was released.
29 March No verified international March awareness days today. On 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 March World Idli Day India, Sri Lanka, worldwide. Food days, Fun days, Social media days. Idli is a savory 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 March World Backup Day 2012 worldwide. Mat Honan. Online security, Internet day, Online safety day. We’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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