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AWARENESS DAY CALENDAR - March 2023

Welcome to March's awareness day calendar! If you want to view the full calendar, and digest/plan content at your leisure - please click the button and download now!
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Employee Appreciation Day

A day to recognise and thank employees for their hard work! An opportunity to highlight the power of recognition in your organisation and how it impacts employee retention, performance and recruitment.

Mar 3
Person having hearing aid fitted
World Hearing Day

Raises awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. It also promotes ear and hearing care across the world. Currently, more than 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) live with hearing loss.

Mar 3
Jewish food
Jewish: Purim (Feast of Lots)

A Jewish holiday to commemorate the liberation of the Jewish people from Haman - an official of the Achaemenid Empire who was planning to have all of Persia's Jewish subjects killed.

Mar 6-7
Man and child on knees praying
Islamic: Mid-Sha’ban

A Muslim holiday observed by Shia and Sunni Sufi Muslim communities on the eve of the 15th of Sha'ban. The importance of the night is debated amongst Muslims. Some celebrate the night with special prayers and fast the following day, while others don't.

Mar 7-15
Illustration of 3 women
International Women’s Day

A global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement. It brings attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights as well as violence and abuse against women.

Mar 8
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Hindu: Holi

Also known as the Festival of Colours, the Festival of Spring and the Festival of Love Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival and one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism. It celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha Krishna.

Mar 8
Sikh with red paint
Sikh: Hola Mohalla

Started by Guru Gobind Singh for the Sikhs to practice military exercises and mock battles - today Hola Mohalla is a three-day festival where people perform daring feats, such as Gatka (mock encounters), tent pegging and bareback horse-riding.

Mar 8-10
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International Day of Happiness

Raising awareness for the importance of happiness in our lives, International Day of Happiness aims to recognise and encourage behaviours that improve happiness and wellbeing for people all around the world.

Mar 20
Down syndrome man and dad embracing one another smiling
World Down Syndrome Day

Recognising and raising awareness for the down syndrome community, this day aims to advocate for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with down syndrome. The day is typically celebrated by wearing bright and odd socks.

Mar 21
Islamic prayer book
Islamic: Ramadan

Ramadan is a month of fasting and abstaining from food, drink and impure thoughts between sunrise and sunset - with a focus on prayer instead. Fasting allows the individual to understand the suffering of others and appreciate what Allah has given them.

Mar 22-21
Statue of Hindu deity, Lord Rama
Hindu: Rama Navami (Birthday of Rama)

Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama, a major deity in Hinduism. On this day the house is cleaned and decorated whilst offerings of fruit and flowers are placed on the family shrine.

Mar 30