What month is National Down Syndrome Month?

What color is Down Syndrome Awareness Month?

The colors for Down syndrome awareness are blue and yellow, so you can show your support by wearing these colors.

When is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day?

In December 2011, the General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149).

Is there a ribbon for Down syndrome?

Yellow and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Down Syndrome Awareness, click here.

Why is March 21 Down syndrome Day?

About DSACT and World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is an annual March 21 celebration and global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. March 21 (3/21) was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

What is the theme for National Down syndrome Day 2021?

For WDSD 2021, the theme is “CONNECT”. The message of the theme is to find new ways for people with Down syndrome to connect with others equally. The positive change will help them to have equal rights and more empowered.

Why do we wear odd socks for Down syndrome Day?

Each year, Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear odd socks to support World Down Syndrome Day. The date is the 21st day of the 3rd month to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome.

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What should I wear on Down syndrome Day?

To get people talking and asking questions, the organizers of WDSD recommend wearing, “not just any socks, brightly colored socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, one sock. Maybe even three socks, one for each chromosome.”

How did World Down Syndrome Day start?

WDSD was first observed in 2006

Down Syndrome Association Singapore launched and hosted the WDSD website from 2006-2010, on behalf of DSi, for global activities to be recorded.