World Down Syndrome Day
Saturday, March 21, 2020
World Down Syndrome Day is annually observed on March 21 to raise public awareness of Down syndrome, a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome. According to the UN, about 1 in 800 people are born with Down syndrome.
This year's theme is "We Decide": all people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to, or affecting their lives.
People all over the world wear socks, t-shirts or brightly colored clothing to draw attention to March 21st. Get the world talking about WDSD by wearing #LotsOfSocks #WorldDownSyndromeDay