Events

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

1st March

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting.

St. David's Day

St. David's Day

1st March

St David's Day is celebrated in Wales and by Welsh people throughout the world on 1st March.

World Creative Writing Month

World Creative Writing Month

1st March to 31st March

A month long celebration of writing for schools across the world with The Night Zookeeper.

World Book Day

World Book Day

2nd March

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of reading.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

8th March

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

British Science Week

British Science Week

10th March to 19th March

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. Register your school and get free activity packs here.

Purim

Purim

11th March to 12th March

Purim commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther.

Holi

Holi

13th March

Holi is a Hindu spring festival of fertility and harvest. It is also called "The Festival of Colours" and people celebrate by throwing coloured powder.

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day

13th March

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Queen usually attends a service at Westminster Abbey.

Pi Day

Pi Day

14th March

Pi Day is an unofficial holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

17th March

Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

20th March

The March Equinox marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The day and night are of equal length.

The Big Pedal

The Big Pedal

20th March to 31st March

The Big Pedal inspires pupils, staff and parents to use bicycles and scooters for their journeys to school each day. Use the Big Pedal website to log your school's journeys and mark your progress!

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

21st March

World Poetry Day was set up as a time to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world.

World Water Day

World Water Day

22nd March

World Water Day draws attention to something most of us take for granted despite its importance – safe water.

National SingUp Day

National SingUp Day

22nd March

The biggest singing day of the year. Schools across the country organise singing events.

World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day

23rd March

An annual event that remembers the World Meteorological Organization's establishment on 23rd March in 1950.

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day (Comic Relief)

24th March

Red Nose Day is a special charity event organised by Comic Relief. The money raised is used to transform the lives of millions of people in the UK and across Africa.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

25th March

Earth Hour encourages everyone to turn off their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

Tolkien Reading Day

Tolkien Reading Day

25th March

Tolkien Reading Day is an international event held on 25 March – the day of the destruction of the One Ring – each year. It is held to promote interest in the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Daylight Saving Time Start

Daylight Saving Time Start

26th March

The clocks go forward by one hour in the UK. This gives us more daylight in the evening, but less in the morning. This is also called British Summer Time.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

26th March

Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers.

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (Yugadi)

28th March

Ugadi is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India.

NSPCC Big Board Game Day

NSPCC Big Board Game Day

31st March

The NSPCC Big Board Game Day is a great way to have fun at home or at school, raise money, and fight for every childhood. Get together with friends or family to play your favourite board games.