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 2022. 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 …” has 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 - VIC
1 Shrove Tuesday
TBC Catholic Schools Week NSW
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
3-9 Hearing Awareness Week
4 School’s Clean Up Day
4 World Day of Prayer
5-13 National Seaweek
6 Clean Up Australia Day
7 Labour Day : WA
6-12 World Glaucoma Week
8 International Women’s Day
10 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
14-18 Catholic Education Week [Vic]
14-20 Brain Awareness Week
14-20 Kidney Health Week [TBC]
15 Ides of March
15-21 Harmony Week
16 Purim [Judaism] [Sunset, 16 March – nightfall, 17 March]
17 St Patrick’s Day
17 National Close the Gap 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
21-27 National Playgroup Week [TBC]
21-28 Cultural Diversity Week [Vic]
22 World Water Day
23 New !World Maths Day
23 World Meteorological Day
** Seniors Week ACT - Check this page
24 World TB Day
25 Earth Hour Schools Day
25 National Ride2School Day
25/3-5/4 Seniors Festival NSW
26 Earth Hour
26 Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness
27 World Theatre Day
End T1 WAKAKIRRI Dance Challenge [Registrations close]
End T1 WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations close]
End T1 WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close]

Beginning of March

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