March 20, 2018

First Day of Spring


The First Day of Spring, also known as the vernal equinox, is when the sun crosses the celestial equator going northward. On the vernal equinox, day and night are each about 12 hours long, with the actual time of equal day and night.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, founded in 2007, is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Natives (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians) across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention and get treated for HIV and AIDS.

National Proposal Day


National Proposal Day is observed on both the vernal equinox and the autumnal equinox.

National Ravioli Day


Ravioli are a type of dumpling between two layers of thin pasta dough usually served either in broth or with a pasta sauce.

World Oral Health Day


World Oral Health Day, organized by the FDI (Federation Dentaire Internationale) World Dental Federation, offers the global dental profession a chance to take action in a worldwide effort to reduce tooth decay and organize programming and events under a single, unifying message.

International Day of the Francophonie


International Day of the Francophonie, also referred to as UN French Language Day, is observed to celebrate the French Language and Francophone culture. The date celebrates the signing of the Niamey Convention in Niger on March 20 1970, which established the Agence de Cooperation Culturelle et Technique, the precursor to the International Organization of La Francophonie.

International Day of Happiness


The International Day of Happiness was founded by United Nations adviser Jayme Illien. He conceptualized the idea for a U.N. Resolution that would recognize the pursuit of happiness as a human right and a "fundamental human goal" and called for "a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples."

World Sparrow Day


World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations. World Sparrow Day also has a broader vision to provide a platform where people who are working on the conservation of the House Sparrow and other common birds can network, collaborate and exchange conservation ideas which will lead to better science and improved results.