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Important Days in March 2023, List of National and International Events with Significance

Important Days in March 2023

Important Days in March 2023: March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the 02nd month out of 07 months having a length of 31 days. Spring in the Northern Hemisphere starts on the 01st of March. The name of March comes from Martius, the first month of the ancient Roman Calendar.

There are various important national and international events observed in this month like Zero Discrimination Day, International Women’s Day, National Safety Day, World Water Day, etc. Nowadays many questions were asked from the important days in the various competitive exam held by UPSC, SSC, Banking Sectors, RRB, and many other organizations. Adda247 brings to you a complete list of Important Days and Events that occurs in the month of March.

Important Days in March 2023

Below shows the complete list of Important Days falling in the month of March 2023. Check the list of Important days of National and International Events falling in the month of March 2023.

Dates Events 
1st March
  • Zero Discrimination Day
  • World Civil Defence Day
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
3rd March
  • World Wildlife Day
  • World Hearing Day
4th March
  • National Safety Day
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • Ramakrishna Jayanti
8th March
  • International Women’s Day
  • No Smoking Day
10th March
  • CISF Raising Day
  • World Kidney Day
12th March
  • Mauritius Day
14th March
  • Pi Day
  • International  Day of Action for Rivers
15th March
  • World Consumer Rights Day
16th March
  • National Vaccination Day
18th March
  • Ordnance Factories Day (India)
20th March
  • International Day of Happiness
  • World Sparrow Day
21st March
  • World Forestry Day
  • World Down syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day
22nd March
  • World Water Day
23rd March
  • World Meteorological Day
24th March
  • World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
25th March
  • International Day of Unborn Child
26th March
  • Purple Day of Epilepsy
27th March
  • World Theatre Day

Important Days in March 2023- Significance

Zero Discrimination Day- 01st March

It is an annual day celebrated on 1st March every year by the UN and other International Organizations. It aims to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN. The day was first celebrated on 01st March 2014 and was launched by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe. The theme of Zero Discrimination Day for the year 2023 is “Save lives: Decriminalise.

World Civil Defence Day – 01st March

World Civil Defence Day is annually observed across the globe on 1st March to honor the significance of Civil Defence and the personnel who have sacrificed their lives for it. The purpose of the Day is to promote public awareness about civil defense, civil protection, and emergency management in order to better prepare the civilian population to protect itself in the event of an emergency and to reduce the risk of disaster. More people are encouraged to learn about safety precautions and the protective skills they would require in the event of any type of emergency, whether it be man-made or natural.

Self Injury Awareness Day – 01st March

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a global event held annually on March 1. Its purpose is to remove the stigma attached to self-injury and to encourage parents, family members, educators, and healthcare professionals to recognize the signs of self-harm. The international day is also dedicated to learning about self-harming behaviors like self-cutting, burning, scratching, biting, and other intentional methods of self-injury. The annual day also works towards removing the stigma attached to self-injury.

World Wildlife Day- 03rd March

UN proclaimed 03rd March as the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973- as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The commemoration was proposed by Thailand to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. This year World Wildlife Day is celebrated under the theme “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation“.  

World Hearing Day – 03rd March

World Hearing Day is a campaign held each year by the Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization. Activities take place across the globe and an event is hosted at the World Health Organization on March 3.

Employee Appreciation Day- 04th March

Employee Appreciation Day in the United States is always on the first Friday of March. In 2023, Employee Appreciation Day will fall on Friday, March 3rd. (In 2022, it fell on Friday, March 4th.) It’s never too early to start planning! To get the most out of Employee Appreciation Day, you must do more than just say “thank you.” You must try to make employees understand exactly why you’re thankful for them by connecting their efforts back to your company mission.

Ramakrishna Jayanti- 04th March

The celebration of Ramakrishna Jayanti is taking place on 21st February, to mark the 187th birth anniversary of Ramakrishna Paramahansa. Ramakrishna Jayanti commemorates the birth anniversary of Ramakrishna Paramahansa, a 19th-century Hindu saint in India who was renowned for simplifying complex spiritual teachings.

National Safety Week- 04th March to 10th March

National Safety Day/Week is celebrated on 04th March every year on a national level all over the country to aware people of safety including the various health and environmental movements. Through this campaign, need-based activities, self-observance with legal requisites, and professional SHE (safety, health, and environmental) activities are encouraged among staff at the workplace. In order to organize this campaign, a national-level, and safe governmental support is given to the members. The theme of the National Safety Day for the year 2023 is “the celebration of National Safety Week uniformly across India“.

International Women’s Day- 08th March

Every year 08th March is celebrated as International Women’s  Day to observe the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It also focuses on the rights of women, fights against discrimination based on gender. The theme for the celebration of IWD in India is “EmbraceEquity“.

No Smoking Day- 08th March

No Smoking day is observed on the second Wednesday every year to help smokers who want to quit smoking and also to raise awareness about the health effects of smoking in daily life. This year it falls on 09th March. Smoking causes various diseases and nearly harms every organ in the body

CISF Raising Day- 10th March

This year, CISF is celebrating its 53rd Raising Day on 05th March 2022 to celebrate their glorious 52 years of dedicated & selfless service to the nation. The CISF is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces in India. It is responsible for providing security to various public sector undertakings, airports and other important installations.

World Kidney Day- 10th March

March is National Kidney Month, and 09th March is World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide. The 2023 theme is “Kidney Health for All: Preparing for the Unexpected, Supporting the Vulnerable.” The campaign will focus on raising awareness about disastrous events (natural or man-made) and the impact on people living with kidney disease when access to appropriate diagnostic services, treatment, and care is impacted.

Mauritius Day- 12th March

As a tribute to Gandhiji and the Indian freedom struggle, the National Day of Mauritius is celebrated on March 12 every year (the date on which the Dandi Salt March was launched). After general elections in 1967, Mauritius adopted a new constitution and independence was proclaimed on 12 March 1968. Mauritius achieved the status of Republic 24 years later on 12 March 1992.

Pi Day- 14th March

Pi Day is the annual day celebration of a mathematical constant Pi. The pi was first calculated by Archimedes of Syracuse, who lived from 287-212 BC. It was founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw. The United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi-Day and celebrated the World’s 1st Pi Day on 14th March 2009.

International Day of Action for Rivers

International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated on 14th March every year dedicated to saving, celebrating, and creating awareness about the importance of rivers. This year 26th Anniversary of the International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated around the world.

World Consumer Right Day- 15th March

World Consumer Day is observed annually on 15th March to protect the rights of consumers. This day was inspired by former US president John F Kennedy when he gave a message about consumer rights while speaking at the US Congress on 15th  March 1962. This year the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2023 is Clean Energy Transitions.

National Vaccination Day- 16th March

Every year, March 16 is observed as National Vaccination Day in India to increase the importance of vaccines in the human health system. Covid-19 has made us understand the importance of vaccines and their role in benefitting our lives.

Ordnance Factories Day (India)- 17th March

Ordnance Factory Day 2023 will be celebrated on 18th March. The 18th of March, 1802, saw the commencement of manufacturing at India’s first Ordnance Factory at Cossipore, Kolkata. People all across India commemorate this day by putting up displays of weapons and ammo in museums and exhibits.

International Day of Happiness- 20th March

The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition

World Forestry Day- 21st March

The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2013. The theme for 2023 is “Forests and health.” Forests give us so much to our health. They purify the water, clean the air, capture carbon to fight climate change, provide food and life-saving medicines, and improve our well-being.

World Down Syndrome Day- 21st March

World Down Syndrome Day is marked each year on March 21, beginning in 2006. The 21st day of March was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

World Poetry Day- 21st March

World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO in 1999, “with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard”.

World Water Day- 22nd March

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis, in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

World Meteorological Day- 23rd March

World Meteorological Day was established in 1961 to commemorate the World Meteorological Organization creation on 23 March 1950. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorology Day every year, and this day is celebrated in all member countries.

World Tuberculosis Day- 24th March

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 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. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB.

International Day of Unborn Child- 25th March

This day celebrates thousands of unborn children whose lives have been sacrificed due to the savagery of abortion. This day is a reminder that all human lives are special. Each and every human life is precious and has dignity since the day of its conception. The countries observe this day as their protest against abortion.

Purple Day of Epilepsy- 26th March

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day! Canada is the only country in the world that officially recognizes March 26th as Purple Day through the Purple Day Act implemented on June 28, 2012.

Important Days in March 2023 – FAQs

Q1. When is Zero Discrimination Day celebrated?

Ans. World Discrimination Day is celebrated on 01st March 2023.

Q2. When is World Consumer Right Day celebrated?

Ans. World Consumer Right Day is celebrated on 15th March 2023.

Q3. What is the date for International Woman’s Day?

Ans. International Woman’s Day is celebrated on 08th March 2023

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Q1. When is Zero Discrimnation Day celebrated?

Ans. World Discrimination Day is celebrated on 01st March 2023.

Q2. When is World Consumer Right Day celebrated?

Ans. World Consumer Right Day is celebrated on 15th March 2023.

Q3. What is the date for International Woman's Day?

Ans. International Woman's Day is celebrated on 08th March 2023

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