National for the Blind in El Salvador
National for the Blind in El Salvador is held on March 1. Nacional de Las Personas Ciegas. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us
On February 27, 1992, the National Day of Blind People was approved by legislative decree, this decree being an achievement in favor of the rights of said population. The date (March 1) makes a direct reference to the creation of the first school for the blind in El Salvador, inaugurated in 1943 and founded by Fausto Aguilar Peñate, because from that moment a whole process of inclusion, education and struggle for blind people began.
The primary objective of this date is to create awareness in the general population about the social, cultural and labor barriers faced by Blind People, from the lack of adequate infrastructure, obstacles on sidewalks and pedestrian areas, unawareness and lack of sensitivity on the part of of public transport drivers, among others, not to mention discrimination in the labor and academic spheres.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Great Britain on March 1 (when a woman is diagnosed at the earliest stage, her chance of surviving ovarian cancer for five years or more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent);
National Procrastination Week in the UK on March 1 (the goal is to leave unnecessary tasks at a later time, provide mental and emotional relief, help reduce stress and anxiety);
Time for a Cuppa in England on March 1 (gather your friends and family on a cup for a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a nose - all for good reason!);
World Hearing Day on March 3 (is held each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world);