International Adolescent Health Week
International Adolescent Health Week is held on March 17. Being a part of International Adolescent Health Week is easy! Wear lime green or share lime green giveaways and prizes all week long. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
International Adolescent Health Week, celebrated yearly, is a grass-roots initiative for young people, their health care providers, their teachers, their parents, their advocates and their communities to come together to celebrate young people, with an ultimate goal of working collectively towards improving the health and well-being of the over 1 billion adolescents across the globe today.
International Adolescent Health Week was founded by Laura Offutt MD, FACP. Started as Teen Health Week in the US in 2016, IAHW grew out of the efforts of numerous adolescents and adults, schools and organizations, working together in their communities across the globe into the international observance it is today. International Adolescent Health Week is now an official event hosted by the International Association of Adolescent Health and the work is led by members of the International Association of Adolescent Health and in collaboration with the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
World Sleep Day on March 16 (is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society [founded by WASM and WSF] and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year);
Global Recycling Day on March 18 (first emerged in 2018 under the auspices of the Global Recycling Foundation);
Paris Commune Day in France on March 18 (celebrated since February 20, 1872);
Clean Monday on March 18 (also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great Lent throughout Eastern Christianity);
UN French Language Day and International Francophonie Day on March 20 (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie);
World Fairy Tale Day on March 20 (arose on the initiative of Sweden in 1991);
International Without Meat Day on March 20 (This holiday was observed for the first time in 1985 in the USA as Great American Meatout);
International Macaroon Day on March 20 (macaroon is a French confectionery made from egg whites, sugar and ground almonds. Usually made in the form of cookies; put cream or jam between two layers);
World Frog Day on March 20 (celebrated since 2009);
Dietitians Day in Canada on March 20 (Celebrated on the third Wednesday of March)