Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day This Sunday!
This Sunday, March 21st, we’re celebrating World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)! To mark this day of global awareness, people all over the world advocate for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down syndrome. WDSD was first observed by the United Nations in 2012; you can learn more about it here (like the reason it’s celebrated on the 21st day of the third month!).
WDSD centers on a different theme each year, and 2021 is all about how we #CONNECT:
There are a few ways to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day from home! We hope you’ll join us by:
- Watching this crowdsourced video of children with Down syndrome and their siblings dancing to celebrate their families! (Fair warning: it’s gorgeous.)
- Reading about the amazing people with Down syndrome who are spotlighted on WDSD’s Twitter.
- Checking out WDSD’s directory of Facebook virtual events and the UN’s weekend-long virtual events!
- Wearing mismatched socks! Wearing colorful, funky socks has been a WDSD tradition for years, inspired by socks’ chromosome-like shape. Learn more about the origin of #LotsOfSocks here and post your own pictures using the #LotsOfSocks hashtag!
How are you celebrating World Down Syndrome Day? We’d love to see pictures of you and your kiddo!