World Down syndrome Day

Sunday, March 21, 2021
12:00am - 11:59 pm

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Why March 21???

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).

Show your support:

  • wear mismatched socks
  • wear extra socks to signify the extra chromosome that people with Down syndrome usually carry
  • you can even paint your nails blue and yellow in support of raising awareness!

All over the world people are going to be wearing non-matching socks for World Down syndrome day.

This is to show that people with Down syndrome are different but the same!

None of us like feeling left out, people with Down syndrome are no exception. They want to be included, so reach out and get to know the person, not the condition.

An odd pair of socks may be a different pattern or colour but can still be worn together quite happily if we change our attitudes about having to wear matching socks.