March 2022

  • Two Chinese students talking outside, happy, sunshine

Women’s History Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

LENT | Christian (2 March–16 April 2022)



St David's Day | Gŵyl Dewi Sant | Wales

St David is the Patron Saint of Wales. On this day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of Wales' national emblems - a daffodil and a leek

 

 

 

 

 

Shrove Tuesday | Christian | 'Pancake Day'

Many Christian churches in the United Kingdom observe Shrove Tuesday as the last day before the fast for the Lent period. Traditionally in the UK this is the day to eat (and race!) pancakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Nations Zero Discrimination Day

 

Ash Wednesday | Christian

The first day of Lent for Western Christian churches.  Lent is the period of preparation (usually 40 days) leading up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar. Christians around the world observe Lent  different ways. Traditionally it is a time for fasting / giving something up / abstinence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Mental Health Day

University Mental Health Day brings together the student community each year in an effort to make mental health a university-wide priority across the country, and to create continued change to the future of student mental health

 

 

 

 

 

Independence Day of Ghana

Ghana's National Day commemorating independence from British colonial rule in 1957

 

 

 

 

International Women’s Day     

'Break the Bias' is the theme for 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Purim | Judaism

16–17 March 2022

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day | Christian | Ireland

St Patrick's Day, or the Feast of St.Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration. It recognise the death of St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint who brought Christianity to the country

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hola Mohalla | Sikh

19–21 March 2022

 

 

 

 

Spring Equinox | Pagan

Celebration of a renewal of life in spring

 

 

 

 

Naw-Rúz | Baháʼí

The first day of the Baháʼí calendar year and one of nine holy days for adherents of the Baháʼí Faith. It occurs on the vernal equinox, on or near March 21, which is the traditional Iranian New Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Day of Happiness

 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination | End Racism Day 

 

 

 

World Down Syndrome Day

 

Pakistan Day | Pakistan Resolution Day | Republic Day

Commemorates the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan in 1956 making Pakistan the world's first Islamic republic

 

 

 

 

 

The Annunciation of the Mother of God | Orthodox

 

Epilepsy Awareness Day

 

Mothering Sunday


 

International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is honoured every year on 31 March and is a time to celebrate transgender people around the world and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. It raises awareness of the discrimination trans people still face