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Calendar

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 in date [then alphabetical] order listings for each month.

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

The date/events given for the months already completed this year, provide 2021 dates, where these are known.

“Year of …  ” Information

The following is a list of “Years” allotted to 2020. 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 “United Nations Decades of” ; while the third are those declared by a range of other bodies. A group of “Future Years of …” have also been added.

“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 2022
Date Event
1 First Day of Autumn
1 Pancake Day
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge starts - NSW
1 Shrove Tuesday
TBC Queensland HPE Week
TBC Catholic Schools Week NSW
TBC Hearing Awareness Week
1-31 Australian Women’s History Month
1-31 Bandaged Bear Appeal
1-31 National Epilepsy Awareness Month
2 Ash Wednesday
3 Girls’ Day - Japan [Hina-matsuri]
3 World Wildlife Day
4 School’s Clean Up Day
4 World Day of Prayer
TBC National Seaweek
6 Clean Up Australia Day [TBC]
7 Labour Day : WA
6-12 World Glaucoma Week
8 International Women’s Day
TBC Selective High School Placement Test [NSW]
10 World Kidney Day
13-20 Coeliac Awareness Week
14 Adelaide Cup Holiday
14 Canberra Day
14 Commonwealth Day
14 Eight Hour Day : Tas
14 International Pi Day
14 Labour Day : Vic
TBC Catholic Education Week [Vic]
15 Ides of March
TBC Brain Awareness Week
TBC Harmony Week
TBC Kidney Health Week
16 Purim [Judaism] [Sunset, 16 March – nightfall, 17 March]
17 St Patrick’s Day
17 National Close the Gap Day
TBC National Ride2School Day
18 National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
20 World Storytelling Day
21 Autumn Equinox
21 Eliminating Racial Discrimination Day
21 Harmony Day
21 International Day of Forests
21 International Day of Nowruz
21 World Down Syndrome Day
21 World Home Economics Day
21 World Poetry Day
TBC Cultural Diversity Week [Vic]
22 World Water Day
23 World Meteorological Day
TBC Computational and Algorithmic Thinking [CAT] [formerly Australian Informatics Competition]
TBC Seniors Week ACT
24 World TB Day
TBC National Playgroup Week
TBC Earth Hour Schools Day
26 Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness
TBC Earth Hour
27 World Theatre Day
TBC WAKAKIRRI Dance Challenge [Registrations close]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations close]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close]

Beginning of March

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