World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

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.

We encourage communities, schools, clubs, companies and individuals to choose their own activities and events to celebrate WDSD and to help raise awareness of this very special celebration. Together we can challenge perceptions of Down syndrome and enable people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and be respected as valued members of society as they strive to achieve their goals and pursue their passions.

How can you help celebrate WDSD and raise awareness? 

We encourage everyone to raise awareness about WDSD in their school, community, club or workplace to get people talking about Down syndrome and help people #SeeTheAbility.  

It’s easy to do so come on, join in! Here are some ideas to get you started: 

World Down Syndrome Day is just around the corner this March 21st.

Rock Your Socks 4 DSILMB

The #RockYourSocks campaign exists to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed. Get your friends, class mates and colleagues to join in too.

World Down Syndrome Day is Tuesday 21st March and we in Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch invite you to “Rock Your Socks 4 DSILMB”.

Our campaign

On World Down Syndrome Day 2024, we call for people and organisations around the world to be…

End The Stereotypes

Stereotypes are harmful!


For people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities, stereotypes can stop us from being treated like other people. We get treated like children, we are underestimated and we are excluded. Sometimes we are treated very badly or even abused. 

We want you to wear the loudest socks you can find, and wear them with pride to support people with Down Syndrome.
If you are a business, you and your colleagues, managers or even customers could get involved with a bucket collection on the counter or in the office.  If you are a school, you could hold a Rock Your Socks Day with every teacher and student getting involved.

Do whatever you like to raise awareness and funds for Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch. Your donations can be accepted at or on our Donate page on our website

Time for Tea for World Down Syndrome Day!

🎉🌟 Let’s Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in Style! 🌟🎉
Hey Everyone!
Mark your calendars because something truly special is happening on Monday, March 18th, 2024! 📅✨
🗓 Date: Monday 18th of March
🕰 Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
🏠 Venue: Wilkinstown Community Centre, Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Navan, Co Meath, C15 V123
Join us at the Wilkinstown Community Centre as we come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with an event filled with love, laughter, and joy! 🥳❤️
🍰🍵 Time for Tea for World Down Syndrome Day! ☕🧁
Get ready for a delightful spread of Tea, Coffee, cupcakes, biscuits, sandwiches, and yummy treats for the kiddos! 🍰🍪 And that’s just the beginning of the fun!
Here’s a sneak peek of what we have in store:
🧩 Lego with the Bricks Club: Dive into creativity with Sarah Jane and build some fantastic creations!
💪 Fun with Fitness demonstration with Kelly & Paul: Get moving, grooving, and having a blast with Kelly & Paul!
🎉 Celebration Screen of Our Members: Let’s shine a spotlight on the incredible individuals who make our community so special!
🎥 Special World Down Syndrome Day Video: Prepare to be inspired by our artistic swimmers as we celebrate their talents and achievements!
📚 Usborne Books Stand: Explore the magic of reading with captivating stories and engaging books! The Books are available to purchase and 60% of profits will go to our branch.
It’s going to be a day filled with smiles, laughter, and beautiful moments shared with amazing people. 🌟✨
Let’s make this World Down Syndrome Day one to remember! 🌈💖
See you there!

World Down Syndrome Day Coffee Morning


🌟 Let’s Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day Together! 🌟
Hey everyone! 🎉 Mark your calendars because something wonderful is happening at Connell & Co, Menswear & Household! 🎈 We’re thrilled to announce that they are hosting a special Coffee Morning in honour of World Down Syndrome Day! 🌍💙
🗓 Save the Date: Saturday, March 23rd
🕚 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
📍 Location: Connell & Co, Menswear & Household, 5 Church St, Dundalk, Co Louth
Join us for a morning filled with smiles, laughter, and delicious coffee as we come together to support Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch! ☕️❤️
It’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity, spread awareness, and most importantly, show our love and support for our friends and family members with Down syndrome. 🌟
We can’t wait to see you there! Bring along your friends, family, and neighbours for a heartwarming time. Let’s make this World Down Syndrome Day one to remember! 🎊 Together, we can make a difference. See you soon! 💖

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