What is 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.

What’s it all about?

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

#LotsOfSocks help us to get people talking on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), Sunday 21 March 2021.

Get involved

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed – they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colourful socks, whatever takes your fancy!

Find fantastic examples of the #LotsOfSocks campaign in action.