March World Days - List Of Important National & International Days

March Commemorative Days. International/World Observances in March.
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March. Women's History Month. honouring all of the women who've added invaluable contributions to society through business, philanthropy, politics, education and more.

. National Bed Month. A month dedicated to improving a good night's kip with a comfortable, supportive bed for health and well being. #nationalbedmonth.

March 1. World Book Day. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it’s fun for all involved.  #WorldBookDay.

March 1University Mental Health Day. A national campaign to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in higher education settings. Run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN, they are encouraging all university students and staff to get involved. #UniMentalHealthDay.

March 1. Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination continues to undermine efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world and causes pain and suffering for many. Make some noise to challenge discrimination, wherever it happens. #ZeroDiscriminationDay.

March 3. World Wildlife Day. To celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. #WorldWildlifeDay.

March 4National Safety Day. Every day, thousands of people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than a million deaths per year and over 300 million accidents occur on the job annually, many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor.

March 4World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation. Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organisation estimates that over 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation. #Humantrafficking.

March 4. March 4 Women. Marks international women's day was a demonstration held on April 25, 2004 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. protesting the partial-birth abortion ban act and other restrictions on abortion. It's now a global campaign calling for gender equality It also marks the 100 year anniversary of women's right to vote in the UK. #March4Women.

March 6. RCM Annual Midwifery Awards. The awards are a unique celebration of the profession’s best and brightest talent. To promote best practice and world-class midwifery standards. Showcase practice innovations and ground-breaking initiatives. Recognise individual and team excellence.

March. 2nd Thursday. World Kidney Day. Aims at raising awareness about kidney health and reducing the frequency of kidney disease which is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death. #WorldKidneyDay.

March 8. International Women's Day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women's achievements, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities from the political to the social while calling for gender equality. #IWD #internationalwomensday.

March 9. Panic Day. The day is your chance to push the panic button for all your problems and troubles: be worried and concerned in a panic way. On Panic Day you really don't have to stay calm, just go ahead and panic.

March 11. Mother’s Day (UK) The date changes every year as it's linked to the Christian calendar).  International Mothering Sunday will fall on Sunday, May 13. The day is used for children and adults alike to give presents to their hard-working mums - often cards with chocolates and flowers. Mother’s Day was originally a day for Christians to visit their mother church back home during the holy month of Lent. #MothersDay. mothersday/wikipedia.

March 12. National Napping Day.  A day following the return of daylight saving time. National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep they lost due to the spring forward time change. #NationalNappingDay.

March 13. World Rotaract Day. Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 at Charlotte North Rotary Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It has now grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organisation to recognise the services offered by the Rotaractors through out the World. #WorldRotaractDay.

March: 2nd Wednesday in MarchNo Smoking Day. An annual national health awareness day intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. The first No Smoking Day was on Ash Wednesday. It now takes place on the #NoSmokingDay.

March 15. World Consumer Rights Day. Raising global awareness about consumer rights and needs. It's a chance to demand that the rights of all consumers are respected and protected, and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine those right. #WorldConsumerRightsDay.

March 15. World Contact Day was first declared in March 1953 by an organization called the International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB), as a day on which all IFSB members would attempt to send a telepathic message into space.A day attempting to make ET contact. #WorldContactDay.  

March 16World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organised by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society. #WorldSleepDay.

March 16. National Vaccination Day India.  National Immunisation Day was first observed on 16th March 1995 when first dose of Oral Polio Vaccine was given. The observance of National Immunisation Day is an attempt to enhance awareness for the eradication of polio.

March 20. International Day of Happiness to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. People are now recognising that progress should be about increasing human happiness and well-being, not just growing the economy. #InternationalDayofHappiness.

March 20/21World Social Work Day. Promoting community and environmental sustainability for social work and social development.

March 21. International Day of Forests. This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us. This year is to highlight the importance of wood energy in improving people's lives. #intlforestday.

March 21. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day aims to remind people of racial discrimination's negative consequences. It also encourages people to remember their obligation and to fight against racism and all forms of discrimination. #fightracism. 

March 21. World Down Syndrome day. Down Syndrome International will bring together people with Down syndrome, their parents, supporters and advocates, senior representatives of major employers, experts in the field of disability employment, government and UN officials. #WorldDownSyndromeDay.

March 22. World Water Day Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health. It's to reduce floods, droughts and water pollution by using the solutions already found in nature. World Water Day 2018. #WorldWaterDay.

March 23. World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the entry into force in 1950 of the convention that created the World Meteorological Organisation. The day also highlights the huge contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society. #WorldMeteorologicalDay.

March 24. International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the dignity of victims. This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980.  Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. #righttothetruth.

March 25. International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is marked each year on the anniversary of the abduction of Alec Collett, a former journalist who was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985. His body was finally found in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in 2009.

March 26 - April 2. Autism Awareness Week. Pioneered by the National Autistic Society (NAS), World Autism Awareness Week aims to draw attention to the 700,000 people living with autism in the UK -  both to educate those unaware of the condition, and to help make the world friendlier to those who are affected by it. #AutismAwarenessWeek.

March 26. Project 84 Campaign. To raise awareness of the fact that 84 men take their own lives every week in the UK, with suicide continuing to be the single biggest killer of men under 45.

March 26. World Purple day - Epilepsy Awareness Day when people come together to turn the world purple for epilepsy, by raising vital funds and awareness of the condition which can affect anyone, any time, any place and can change lives in a moment. #epilepsy.

March 30
. World Bipolar Day. The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma. It's designed to raise awareness worldwide of bipolar conditions #worldbipolarday

March 31. International Trans Day Of Visibility is an annual event occurring dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

Stand Up To Cancer. SUTC. Events take place in the UK to raise awareness and donations to fund life-saving cancer research.

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