March 2013

Date Event

Feb 25 -

March 10

Fair Trade Fortnight

This year's theme is "Show off your label"

1 March Martenitza (Bulgarian) Read an account of this important annual festival in Bulgaria
1 March St David's Day (Welsh)

3 March


UNICEF International Day of Children's Broadcasting. It is a day, celebrated globally, when broadcasters air programming by, for and about young people.
3 March Hinamatsuri (Japanese) Dolls' Festival or Girls' day.
4-11 March World Orphan Week - Wear something WOW! Find out how to participate here
8 March International Women's Day
8 March

Commonwealth Day (UK) Visit the website.

10 March Maha Shivarati (Hindu)
11-17 March

Islam Awareness Week


More info will be posted when available.

20 March

World Storytelling Day.

On the World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night.The theme for 2013 is 'Fortune and Fate'. Visit the website.

20 March

Norooz (New Year) : Persian/ Iranian / Zoroastrian.

Read an article written by a Bishops’ College pupil describing the ancient Persian festival Nowruz. 

20 March Newroz (Kurdish) New Year
21 March World Poetry Day. An opportunity to celebrate poets from around the world, and write poems on global themes.
21 March

International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Engage in activities for tolerance, equal rights and celebrate the diversity of Europe! Visit the website.

22 March World Day for Water. Why not enter the UN slogan competition? Find out how here
25 March

Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.

Find out more information here

26 March Bangladeshi Independence Day
March 27 Holi (Hindu)
TBA NASUWT Arts and Minds Competition.
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