World Down Syndrome Day is observed on March 21. The date for WDSD is the 21st day of the 3rd month, which was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
World Down Syndrome Day is a time for people with Down Syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world to organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down Syndrome.
Let's get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day by wearing #LotsOfSocks!
But not just any socks...
...wear official #LotsOfSocks socks, other brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. If you do not normally wear socks, then wear them. And why stop at socks? Wear #LotsOfSocks t-shirts, WDSD t-shirts and other brightly coloured clothing.
The choice is yours, but we ask you to join by wearing something people will ask you about so that you can tell them all about World Down Syndrome Day. It is easy to do.
On March 21, wear #LotsOfSocks and invite all your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
To learn more, visit http://worlddownsyndromeday.org
The awareness color for World Down Syndrome Day is Yellow and Blue.