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The following is not a complete listing of every world, or Australian, special day or event, only those felt likely to be of value to schools. Some major religion-specific dates are found here, but a more complete listing can be found through the Multifaith Calendar page.

Calendar events are given as one listing for each month rather than separate listings as before.

Where the date is not known at this time, we have used the code “TBC” [To Be Confirmed]. The date will be added as soon as it is known.

The date/events given for the months already completed this year, provide 2017 dates, where these are known.

“Year of …  ” Information

The following is a list of “Years” allotted to 2018. They include international nominations as well as others such as the “Chinese Year of …”. Every effort has been made to include all major nominations.

The first group are Officially Nominated Years [International, e.g. United Nations, Chinese Calendar, … ], the second “Decades of”. The final group are those declared by a range of other bodies.

“Year of …  ”

“Decade of …  ”

“Other Years of …  ”

“Future Years of …  ”

Listed in the same groupings and order as above. Others will be added as we become aware of them.

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March 2019
Date Event
1 First Day of Autumn
1 School’s Clean Up Day [TBC]
1 World Day of Prayer
1-31 Australian Women’s History Month
1-31 Bandaged Bear Appeal
1-31 National Epilepsy Awareness Month
3 Girls’ Day - Japan [Hina-matsuri]
3 World Wildlife Day
3 Clean Up Australia Day
TBC Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT
4 Labour Day : WA
TBC Updated ! Premier’s Reading Challenge starts - NSW
5 Pancake Day
5 Shrove Tuesday
6 Ash Wednesday
TBC Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. School Registration, last day
7 World Book Day
8 International Women’s Day
10-16 World Glaucoma Week
10-17 Catholic Education Week [Vic]
11 Adelaide Cup Holiday
11 Canberra Day
11 Commonwealth Day
11 Eight Hour Day : Tas
11 Labour Day : Vic
11-17 International Brain Awareness Week
11-17 Brain Awareness Week [Aust]
11-17 Kidney Health Week
13-20 Coeliac Awareness Week
14 International Pi Day
14 Selective High School Placement Test [NSW]
14 World Kidney Day
15 Ides of March
15 National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
16-24 Cultural Diversity Week [Vic] [TBC]
17 St Patrick’s Day
18-24 Seniors Week ACT
20 World Storytelling Day
21 National Close the Gap Day
TBC National Playgroup Week
21 Autumn Equinox
21 Eliminating Racial Discrimination Day
21 Harmony Day
21 International Day of Nowruz
21 Purim [Judaism]
21 World Down Syndrome Day
21 World Forestry Day
21 World Home Economics Day
21 World Poetry Day
22 National Ride2School Day
22 World Water Day
23 World Meteorological Day
TBC Arthritis Awareness Week
24 World TB Day
26 Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness
27 World Theatre Day
TBC WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations close Qld]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close Qld]
29 Earth Hour Schools Day [TBC]
30 Earth Hour

Beginning of March

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