The calendar below shows special events that are taking place in March 2015. Use these as the starting point for learning about different topics!
Click on any underlined links to find related resources that you can use in the classroom. National events are based in the UK, unless otherwise indicated.
|ICC Cricket World Cup (14th February to 29th March)
The Cricket World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand.
|St. David's Day (1st)
St David's Day is celebrated in Wales and by Welsh people throughout the world on 1st March.
|Climate Week (2nd to 8th)
Climate Week is a national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change, showcasing practical solutions to climate change.
|Purim (4th to 5th)
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.
|World Book Day (5th)
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of reading.
|Holi (6th to 7th)
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.
|International Women's Day (8th)
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
|Commonwealth Day (9th)
Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Queen usually attends a service at Westminster Abbey.
|National Science and Engineering Week(13th to 22nd)
National Science and Engineering Week is the UK's widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering. Register your school and get free activity packs here.
|Pi Day (14th)
Pi Day is an unofficial holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).
|Red Nose Day (15th)
Red Nose day is run by Comic Relief every two years. The funds raised through doing funny things help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and across Africa.
|Mothering Sunday (15th)
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.
|St. Patrick's Day (17th)
Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.
|National SingUp Day (18th)
The biggest singing day of the year. Schools across the country organise singing events.
|Spring Equinox (20th)
The March Equinox marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The day and night are of equal length.
|Ugadi (Yugadi) (21st)
Ugadi is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India.
|World Poetry Day (21st)
World Poetry Day was set up as a time to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world.
|World Water Day (22nd)
World Water Day draws attention to something most of us take for granted despite its importance – safe water.
|World Meteorological Day (23rd)
An annual event that remembers the World Meteorological Organization's establishment on 23rd March in 1950.
|Tolkien Reading Day (25th)
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.
|Earth Hour (28th)
Earth Hour encourages everyone to turn off their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
|Daylight Saving Time Starts (29th)
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.
Dates have been checked carefully, but please double-check yourself if you are planning any events based on this information. Thank you to Sam C for her help with researching many of these events.
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