Friday, 8 March 2019

National ‘Something-Or-Other’ Day

World Book Day, 7th March
I have volunteered to contribute a weekly blog post for the wonderful Jesmond Library. My focus is to explore happenings in the wider community which may be of interest to the library’s many users.

Other volunteers add regular posts about forthcoming events and activities within the library.

Researching for interesting topics I have been amazed at the number and variety of awareness days, weeks and months that exist. 

St David’s Day, 1st March
In March alone there are saints’ days (St David and St Patrick), various charities’ fundraising days (eg Comic Relief), social/political days (today is International Women’s Day), and there are foodie days (National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day, anyone?). There are so many interests clamouring for attention.

Topics relevant to readers and writers this month include:
World Book Day - 7th March (outside the UK this is celebrated on 23rd April)
World Poetry Day - 21st March (but the UK celebrates poetry on 3rd October)
World Storytelling Day - 20th March (the UK conforms to the international diary for this one!)

National Stay-in-bed Day?
What do you think? Are there too many awareness days?

Any new topic days you want to suggest?


  1. There are too many for us to remember or take a great deal of notice of them all and the more there are the less impact each one has – Did you realise it's International Women's Day today? And it gets very complicated when they fall on different days in different countries – Mother's Day is another that's different in the UK to elsewhere.

    1. Thanks for the reminder, Patsy. I’ve amended the post to acknowledge the worthy (but sadly still needed) International Women’s Day.