Important Days and Dates in March 2023

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Important Days and Dates in March 2023

Important Days and Dates in March 2023: In every month, there are important days and events to remember and honor the things that have happened. This month has some important celebrations and days to honor the cause and raise awareness about different diseases, and events, and honor past sacrifices, few of them include World Wildlife Day, National Safety Day, No Smoking Day, World Consumer Rights Day, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, and many more. In this article, we provide a glance at important days and dates which not only help you boost your general knowledge but also prepare you for upcoming competitive exams. We have compiled a list of important days and dates based on festivals and events celebrated in India and around the world.

The month of March marks the beginning of gardening as well as hot(er), sunny days, and animals start waking up from hibernation. The Earth returns from winter’s frostbite and emerges from the vernal equinox. The month of March is named after the Roman god of war, Mars. According to the early Roman calendar, March (or Martius) was the first month of the year. March was the month of new beginnings as the vernal equinox brought the first day of spring.

       List of Important Days and Dates in March 2023

1 March

Zero Discrimination Day
World Civil Defence Day

3 March

World Wildlife Day
World Hearing Day

4 March

National Safety Day

8 March

International Women’s Day

9 March

No Smoking Day

10 March

CISF Raising Day

World Kidney Day

13 March

World Rotaract Day

14 March

Pi Day / International Day of Mathematics
International Day of Action for Rivers

15 March

World Consumer Rights Day

16 March

National Vaccination Day

18 March

Ordnance Factories Day (India)

Global Recycling Day

20 March

International Day of Happiness
World Sparrow Day

21 March

World Forestry Day
World Down Syndrome Day
World Poetry Day

22 March

World Water Day

23 March

World Meteorological Day

24 March

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

27 March

World Theatre Day

Detail about Important Days and Dates in March 2023

1 March 2023 – Zero Discrimination Day

Zero discrimination is a day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations every year on 1 March. The day is meant to promote equality before the law and in practice among all the member countries of the United Nations. This day was observed for the first time on 1 March 2014 and was initiated by UNAIDS.

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1 March 2023 – World Civil Defence Day

World Civil Defence Day is observed annually on March 1 every year around the world. Civil Defence Day is a symbol of honor and prestige as well as a symbol of the importance of civil protection. It was acknowledged as International Civil Defence Day by the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) in 1990. International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) is an intergovernmental organization, which aims to contribute to the development and safety of citizens by protecting the safety and infrastructure of their surroundings.

3 March 2023 – World Wildlife Day

There is nothing more wonderful than celebrating the variety, beauty, and diversity of wild fauna and flora, and promoting awareness of the many benefits that they provide to all living things. World Wildlife Day is an occasion to celebrate them. The Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 3 March as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness for the world’s flora and fauna. This year it is celebrated under the Theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”.

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3 March 2023 – World Hearing Day

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO), Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness (OPBD), organizes a campaign to raise awareness of hearing loss on World Hearing Day. The major objective of the campaign is to share information about hearing loss prevention and to promote efforts toward improving hearing care and preventing hearing loss. In 2007 there was the first hearing campaign held. This day had been known as International Ear Care Day before 2016. WHO selects a theme every year, the theme of World Hearing Day 2022 is “To hear for life, listen with care”.

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4 March 2023 – National Safety Day

National Safety Day is observed every year in India on March 4 to raise awareness and commitment to work safely. It was first observed on the foundation day of the National Safety Council in 1972. It was established by the Ministry of Labour and Employment on 4 March 1965 in order to develop and put into practice a voluntary routine on Safety, Health, and Environment. The National Safety Council is a non-profit organization that operates at the national level. Specifically, it aims to raise awareness about safety protocols and measures that need to be taken seriously to prevent accidents.

8 March 2023 – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women held every year on March 8. It is also an important part of the women’s rights movement, advocating for gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence against women. More than a million people from countries like Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland participated in the first-ever ‘International Women’s Day on 19 March 1911. In 1975, the United Nations finally recognized and celebrated ‘International Women’s Day on a global scale.

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9 March 2023 – No Smoking Day

Every second Wednesday of March, No Smoking Day is celebrated. The day is intended to be a time when people can reach out to friends or family members suffering from nicotine addiction. The first national no-smoking day was celebrated in the Republic of Ireland on Ash Wednesday in 1984 when the ruling clergy decided that it would be good for people to give up cigarettes for Lent.

10 March 2023 – CISF Raising Day

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) raising day is observed annually on March 10. It was established by an act of the Indian parliament in 1969. The CISF was created to better protect and secure industrial undertakings in the country. It highlights the importance of security for industries and undertakings that are critical to society. The CISF is needed in industrial places like nuclear installations, airports, power plants, heritage monuments, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and so many others to maintain easy workflow and secure surroundings for citizens.

10 March 2023 – World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is an annual campaign aimed at increasing awareness of kidney health. The program promotes awareness about preventive behaviors, information about risk factors, and information about living with kidney disease. It is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). World Kidney Day started in 2006 and Every year, the campaign highlights a particular theme. The Theme for 2022 is “Kidney Health for All – Bridge the gap to better kidney care”.

13 March 2023 – World Rotaract Day

World Rotaract Day is observed on 13 March every year in recognition of the services offered by Rotaractors around the world.

14 March 2023 – Pi Day / International Day of Mathematics

Every year Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 around the world. This day is also known as IDM (International Day of Mathematics). It is celebrated to encourage students to sharpen their arithmetic and problem-solving skills. A physicist named Larry Shaw founded Pi Day on March 14 in 1988 because 3.14 represents the first three digits of pi, and it also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. In November 2019, UNESCO’s 40th General Conference declared Pi Day to be the International Day of Mathematics.

14 March 2023 – International Day of Action for Rivers

The International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated every year on March 14. This day is dedicated to saving, celebrating, and making people aware of the life-giving power of water. In order to protect and use rivers for economic purposes, there must be solidarity across borders and people have to commit to river management.

15 March 2023 – World Consumer Rights Day

Every year, on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated worldwide in an effort to raise consumer rights awareness. A consumer’s right is the right to know the quality, purity, price, and standard of the goods, services, and products they buy. This Day has been celebrated since 15 March 1983. The day offers an opportunity to demand that the rights of all consumers be respected and protected, as well as to protest market abuses and social injustices that undermine those rights.

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16 March 2023 – National Vaccination Day

National Vaccination Day is observed every year on March 16. The day emphasizes the importance of vaccination for public health. The first dose of the oral polio vaccine was administered in India on this day in 1995.

18 March 2023 – Ordnance Factories Day (India)

Every year, Ordnance Factories’ Day is celebrated on 18 March. India’s oldest ordnance factory, located in Cossipore of Kolkata, started production on 18 March 1802. The day is celebrated by displaying rifles, guns, artillery, ammunition, etc. in exhibitions throughout India. In addition to the parade, the exhibition will display photographs of various mountaineering expeditions.

18 March 2023 – Global Recycling Day

Global Recycling Day is observed every year on March 18 to create awareness among the masses about the rapid pace at which our natural resources are being used. It was created in 2018 to recognize and celebrate the role recycling plays in preserving our primary resources and securing the future of our planet. Putting the planet first is an excellent way to bring the world together.

20 March 2023 – International Day of Happiness

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. It is the day when the world recognizes the importance of happiness in our lives.

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20 March 2023 – World Sparrow Day

World Sparrow Day is celebrated every year on March 20. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness and protect common house sparrows, which are becoming increasingly rare due to increased noise pollution. This day is a joint initiative of the Nature Forever Society of India and the Eco-Sys Action Foundation of France.

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21 March 2023 – World Forestry Day

The forests provide food, water, and shelter to animals as well as humans in uncountable ways. In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests, to raise public awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns, are encouraged on a local, national and international level. This day serves as a reminder of the value of forests to living creatures.

21 March 2023 – World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is observed on March 21 to raise awareness about Down syndrome. It is a condition that occurs when a child is born with an extra 21st chromosome. The day symbolizes the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome, which causes Down syndrome. The General Assembly designated 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149) in December 2011.

21 March 2023 – World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is an occasion for appreciating and supporting poets around the world. The event takes place every year on March 21 and is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

22 March 2023 – World Water Day

Each year, on 22 March, the United Nations observes World Water Day to highlight the importance of freshwater. The day emphasizes the importance of sustainable water management. The Theme for the day this year is “Groundwater: making the invisible visible”.

23 March 2023 – World Meteorological Day

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), an organization of the United Nations, was established on 23 March 1950 in place of the International Meteorological Organization. After that World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on 23 March to commemorate the date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization. It is celebrated every year to highlight the importance of the role that people and their behavior play in protecting Earth’s atmosphere.

24 March 2023 – World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every year on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. In 1982, on the 100th anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s discovery of the Tuberculosis Bacillus virus, the first World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated.

27 March 2023 – World Theatre Day

ITI centers and the international theatre community celebrated World Theatre Day on March 27 each year. It is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of theatre arts, how they played a crucial role in entertainment, and the changes theatre brings to our lives. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI.

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