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March 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days


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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns, major sporting events - UK and global festivities happening in March 2024.

Spring is finally here and we celebrate St. David's Day, St. Patrick's Day, World Book Day and at the end of the month British Summer Time begins.

Here are the key dates and events happening this October in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.

March 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

St. David's Day

1st Mar 2024

St. David is the patron saint of Wales, and celebrations include wearing daffodils and leeks, eating traditional Welsh food and wearing Welsh national costume.

All About St. David's Day

St. David's Day Free Printable Wordsearch

St. David's Day Crafts & Activities For Kids

National Day of Unplugging

1st Mar to 2nd Mar 2024

Have a 24-hour respite from technology, to inspire you to have a more healthy life/tech balance. Take an hour or a full day away from technology.


World Wildlife Day

3rd Mar 2024

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.


World Book Day

7th Mar 2024

Annual celebration of books and reading celebrated by reading, book related activities and dressing up as characters from books.

All About World Book Day 2024


Easy World Book Day Costume Ideas Using Clothes You Already Have

International Women's Day

8th Mar 2024

A worldwide celebration of women's rights and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

More About International Woman's Day


10 Books About Amazing, Strong and Brilliant Women For Children

British Science Week

8th Mar to 17th Mar 2024

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The week aims to to raise awareness, spark enthusiasm and celebrate science, engineering, technology and maths with people of all ages and from all walks of life.


Barbie Day

9th Mar 2024

On 9th March 1959, this 11-inch tall bombshell made her debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. Barbie Day celebrates this ever-popular toy.

Free Printable Barbie Wordsearches

Mother's Day (UK)

10th Mar 2024

Also known as Mothering Sunday, this is the day where we show Mum just how much we love her in the UK. Mothering Sunday was traditionally the day when you returned to the "Mother Church" where you were baptised.

How To Celebrate Mother's Day

Mother's Day Wordsearch - Free Printable

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Free Printable Letter From Santa

Mario Day

10th Mar 2024

Mar10 Day, held on 10th March each year is a celebration of the whole Super Mario franchise.

Pi Day

14th Mar 2024

A day for celebrating the wonder of mathematics. The 14th March was chosen because the value of Pi is often taken as 3.14.

How To Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day Colouring Pictures

Red Nose Day

15th Mar 2024

The day when people across the land join forces to raise money for brilliant causes in the UK and around the world, by having a good laugh!


Red Nose Day Crafts, Recipes & Games

Red Nose Day Wordsearch

St. Patrick's Day

17th Mar 2024

Ireland's national day celebrates the Irish patron saint, Patrick. The day is celebrated all around the world with internationally famous parades, as well as by drinking Guinness and decorating everything in green.

All About St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Printable Wordsearch

25 St. Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids

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Global Recycling Day

18th Mar 2024

A day to recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first.


Recycling Colouring Pictures

Shakespeare Week

18th Mar to 24th Mar 2024

Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school aged children opportunities for enriching and enjoyable early encounters with Shakespeare.

All About Shakespeare Week


Shakespeare Printable Puzzles

World Sleep Day

19th Mar 2024

A celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.


Spring Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)

20th Mar 2024

Today is the first day of astronomical spring in the northern hemisphere (Spring or Vernal Equinox). From today the days will get longer.

More About The Spring Equinox

Spring Easy & Hard Wordsearches

World Frog Day

20th Mar 2024

A celebration of frogs which are are an important indicator of an ecosystem's health and help to keep the ecosystem balanced.

Autumn Equinox (Southern Hemisphere)

20th Mar 2024

The first day of astronomical autumn in the southern hemisphere (Autumnal Equinox).

More About The Autumn Equinox

5 Autumn Outdoor Activities For Kids

Autumn Wordsearches, Hard & Easy!

World Poetry Day

21st Mar 2024

A UNESCO day to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.


Early Music Day

21st Mar 2024

A celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe.


International Day of Forests

21st Mar 2024

A day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Every country is encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.



21st Mar 2024

Nowruz is the Persan New Year which is celebrated on the day of the Spring Equinox. It is celebrated with festivals, parades, food and music in Iran, Azerbaijan and many other countries across Central Asia.

International Day of Action for the Seals

22nd Mar 2024

A day to to promote awareness and to stop cruelty against seal populations around the world. It is also used to promote the conservation of seals and to prevent the extinction of seals due to hunting by humans.

World Water Day

22nd Mar 2024

This day is about promoting the importance of water to our survival, and highlighting the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water in the world.

Earth Hour

23rd Mar 2024

Organised by the World Wildlife Fund, individuals, organisations and businesses are asked to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour as a symbol of commitment to the planet.


Tolkein Day

25th Mar 2024

Organised by The Tolkien Society, to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading their favourite passages from his books.


Lord of the Rings Wordsearch

World Theatre Day

27th Mar 2024

A UNESCO recognised day for celebrate all aspects of theatre. The aim is to promote theatre in all its forms across the world and to impress on governments, politicians and institutions the financial and cultural importance of theatre.


Piano Day

28th Mar 2024

A day for piano players and lovers to share the joy of the piano. It takes place on the 88th day of the year, for the number of keys on a piano.


Wear A Hat Day

28th Mar 2024

This fundraising day is in aid of Brain Tumour Research. Wear A Hat Day arrives as the culmination of weeks of awareness and campaigning as part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.


Good Friday

29th Mar 2024

A bank holiday in the UK, this Christian celebration commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten today.

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Easter Day

31st Mar 2024

Easter is the Christian celebration of Christ's resurrection. It has been adopted across the world as a secular spring festival, celebrated by exchanging chocolate eggs and eating family meals and focusing on symbols such as eggs, rabbits and chicks.

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British Summer Time Begins

31st Mar 2024

Daylight saving begins today, so remember that the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am in the morning.

Here are some more important events that are coming soon.

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