Events

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.

 

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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.

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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 Book Day

World Book Day

1st March

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

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.

Holi

Holi

1st March to 2nd 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.

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.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

11th 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.

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day

12th 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).

National SingUp Day

National SingUp Day

14th March

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

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

17th March

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

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (Yugadi)

18th March

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

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

21st March

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

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.

World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day

23rd March

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

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

24th March

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

Daylight Saving Time Start

Daylight Saving Time Start

25th 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.

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.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

25th March

Palm Sunday commemorates Christ's triumphant arrival in Jerusalem to the cheers of the crowd.

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

29th March

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. Christians remember it as the day of the Last Supper.

Passover

Passover

30th March to 7th April

Passover is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish year. At this time Jewish people remember how the children of Israel left slavery behind them when they were led out of Egypt by Moses over 3000 years ago.

Good Friday

Good Friday

30th March

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the Passion: the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.