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March 2024

Find activity ideas for occasions and events in March.

Find inspiration for occasions and events to plan into your programme in March. You can view the PDF version of our March calendar or find even more ideas on this page. 

Illustrated calendar for March 2024 in grid format
  • Women’s History Month (March) 
  • Global Day of Unplugging (Friday 1 March to Saturday 2 March)
  • St David’s Day (Friday 1 March)  
  • World Wildlife Day (Sunday 3 March)
  • World Book Day (Thursday 7 March) 
  • British Science Week (Friday 8 March to Sunday 17 March)
  • International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March) 
  • Ramadan expected to begin (Sunday 10 to Tues 12 March)
  • Mother’s Day (Sunday 10 March)
  • St Patrick’s Day (Sunday 17 March) 
  • International Day of Happiness (Wednesday 20 March) 
  • Spring Equinox (Wednesday 20 March)   
  • World Water Day (Friday 22 March) 
  • Purim (Saturday 23 March to Sunday 24 March) 
  • Earth Hour (Saturday 23 March) 
  • Holi (Monday 25 March)  
  • World Theatre Day (Wednesday 27 March) 
  • Easter (Friday 29 March to Sunday 31 March) 
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility (Sunday 31 March)

Women's History Month (March)

Celebrate the vital role of women in our history and society. 

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Dydd Gŵyl Dewi (1 March)

St David's Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi) celebrates Wales' patron saint and is a big day throughout the country. You can get a blanket badge from Scouts Store, too. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! 

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Global Day of Unplugging (1 - 2 March)

Unplug from your devices for the day, or why not try and take it one step further and unplug from electricity all together.

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World Wildlife Day (3 March)

Celebrate the beautiful diversity of the plants and animals we share our planet with on World Wildlife Day.

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World Book Day (March 7)

Celebrate the magic of books and reading on World Book Day. Who will you dress up as?

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International Women's Day (8 March)

Celebrate women's achievement and tackle bias on International Women's Day.

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British Science Week (8 - 17 March)

Get experimenting, get building, get making and get messy on British Science Week, this year the theme is time.

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Mother’s Day (10 March)

Take time to say thank you to an important person in your life. Whether it's a parent or carer, aunt, grandparent, sibling, friend or another person who supports you.

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Ramadan (expected 10/11/12 March to 9/10 April)

The Islamic month of Ramadan will start on the evening the new crescent moon is sighted. Muslims around the world will fast for 30 days, before celebrating Eid al-Fitr. 

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National Ask a Question Day (14 March)

What questions do you want to ask? What answers do you have?

Explore your philosophical ideas by using some of our activities and big questions from the Royal Institute of Philosophy

Pi Day (14 March)

Whether it's the mathematical number or the food, celebrating Pi day will brighten your day by at least 3.14%!

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The Great British Spring Clean (15 - 31 March)

Take part in the Great British Spring Clean.

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St Patrick's Day (17 March)

St Patrick's Day remembers Ireland's patron saint. It's now evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture.

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International Day of Happiness (20 March)

Take a moment to promote happiness and wellbeing for everyone on International Day of Happiness.

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Spring Equinox (20 March)

Celebrate the Spring equinox, which is the beginning of astronomical spring in the northern half of our planet. 

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World Water Day (22 March)

Discover the importance of water, how it is vital to life on Earth, and learn the importance of water safety on World Water Day.

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Earth Hour (23 March, 8:30pm)

Support our planet on the lead up to Earth Hour. It's a time when millions of people around the world switch off their lights to help the planet.

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Purim (23 - 24 March)

The Jewish festival of Purim is celebrated with fancy dress, parades and reading of the story of Esther. 

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Holi (25 March)

Holi is the popular Hindu festival of colours. It celebrates love, colour, and the triumph of good over evil.

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World Theatre Day (27 March)

This day celebrates the beauty and importance of theatre arts, their significant role in entertainment, and the impact that theatre has on everyday life.

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Easter (29 - 31 March)

The Christian celebration of Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It's celebrated culturally by the exchanging of chocolate eggs. 

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