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RED NOSE DAY

When is Red Nose Day in 2019?

Red Nose Day in 2019 is on the Friday, 15th of Mar (3/15/2019).

Red Nose Day is on the 74th day of 2019. There are 291 days left in the year.

Red Nose Day Facts

  • Date: Mar 15, 2019
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  • Celebrations: People are encouraged to wear the noses to help raise awareness of the charity.
Red Nose Day iImage Credit: flickr.com/@northcharleston

Red Nose Day is a charitable drive run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., devoted to gather people to have fun, raise awareness and collect donations to help make a difference to the lives of poverty-stricken people in the UK, US, Australia and in some of the poorest communities in the world.

This charitable drive was first launched on 8 February 1988 in UK, launched nationally, the same year in Australia and was later extended to the US in 2015. The popularity and spirit of this event is catching on and is being extended to other countries like China, Belgium, Finland, Germany and Iceland.

Red Nose Day is an unofficial national holiday in UK, US and Australia. It is business as usual for the banks and government offices in these countries.

Red Nose Day drive is conducted in March, every two years in UK; every year in the US in the month of May; every year in Australia on the last Friday of June. The last event was conducted on 24 May 2018. Since the launch 30 years ago, Red Nose day charitable drives have been able to raise over $1 billion globally.

The donations help support and sustain programs that work towards providing the poor with safety, health and education. These donations are tax free. Red Nose Day uses the power of entertainment to bring people together to have fun and help them be a part of a cause that can make a difference to the lives of the poor and needy.

Comic Relief's founders are Lenny Henry, Richard Curtis and Jane Tewson. Richard Curtis is a notable screenwriter known for Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually & Bridget Jones's Diary. Lenny Henry is a British actor, stand-up comedian, writer, singer and a television presenter. Jane Tewson is an internationally renowned humanitarian and a visionary. They started the charity in response to the famine that was occurring in Ethiopia.

Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry are still active participants of the Red Nose day drive and continue to raise funds to help battle poverty. Over the years, many distinguished personalities and influencers have lent their support and have helped raise awareness for Red Nose Day via social media, television specials and events. Red Nose Day Actually (2017) is a short TV movie directed by Richard Curtis, that was released not just as a sequel to the Love Actually (2003) but, also as a part of the fund-raising event Red Nose Day 2017, UK.

Some of the beneficiaries of Red Nose Day donations include non-profit organizations such as Children's Health Fund; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; charity:water; UnidosUS; Global fund and Save the Children.

The foam/plastic red nose is a prominent symbol for Red Nose Day. One can find these at various supermarkets and charity shops where every purchase is equivalent to a donation towards the fundraiser and to bring on a laugh. People are encouraged to shed inhibitions and wear the red noses and be at their silly best on Red Nose Day, in order to help raise awareness of the charity.

Those who want to join the fun and raise money, hold Red Nose Day fundraisers in their communities, at work or at schools and colleges. The organizers of Red Nose Day have a lot of ideas for raising money in a fun way by way of sales, games, races or shows. Television channels like the BBC & NBC run telethons dedicated to the Red Nose Day. It is an opportunity to gettogether with friends and family to watch the marathon telethons while wearing red noses, to laugh at crazy antics that the celebrities come up with to raise money and to pledge money towards the charitable drive.

Red Nose Day in UK

Red nose day is a biennial event in UK that focuses on kid's health and education and women's safety, in UK and Africa.

Red Nose Day in USA

Red Nose Day is an annual event in the USA that focuses on improving the lives of children from disadvantaged communities in both USA and other poor countries in the world in terms of health, education and safety.

Red Nose Day in Australia

Red Nose Day is an annual event in Australia that focuses on prevention of infant deaths in Australia and supporting people affected by this tragic event.

Red Nose Day Observances

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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01Global Family Day
ThursdayThuJan 04, 2018Jan 04World Braille Day
ThursdayThuJan 11, 2018Jan 11International Thank-You Day
TuesdayTueJan 30, 2018Jan 30World Leprosy Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2018Feb 12Darwin Day
WednesdayWedFeb 21, 2018Feb 21International Mother Language Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2018Feb 22World Thinking Day
ThursdayThuMar 01, 2018Mar 01International Day of the Seal
ThursdayThuMar 08, 2018Mar 08International Women's Day
TuesdayTueMar 20, 2018Mar 20World Frog Day
WednesdayWedMar 21, 2018Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
ThursdayThuMar 22, 2018Mar 22World Water Day
FridayFriMar 23, 2018Mar 23World Meteorological Day
SaturdaySatMar 24, 2018Mar 24Earth Hour
SaturdaySatMar 24, 2018Mar 24World TB Day
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02International Children's Book Day
SaturdaySatApr 07, 2018Apr 07World Health Day
ThursdayThuApr 12, 2018Apr 12Yuri's Night
TuesdayTueApr 17, 2018Apr 17International Special Librarian's Day
SaturdaySatApr 21, 2018Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
SundaySunApr 22, 2018Apr 22Earth Day
MondayMonApr 23, 2018Apr 23World Book Day
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25World Penguin Day
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25World Malaria Day
ThursdayThuMay 03, 2018May 03World Press Freedom Day
SaturdaySatMay 05, 2018May 05International Midwives Day
TuesdayTueMay 08, 2018May 08World Red Cross Day
ThursdayThuMay 10, 2018May 10World Lupus Day
SaturdaySatMay 12, 2018May 12International Nurses Day
SundaySunMay 13, 2018May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
TuesdayTueMay 15, 2018May 15International Day of Families
FridayFriMay 18, 2018May 18International Museum Day
MondayMonMay 21, 2018May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
TuesdayTueMay 22, 2018May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
WednesdayWedMay 23, 2018May 23World Turtle Day
ThursdayThuMay 24, 2018May 24Red Nose Day
ThursdayThuMay 24, 2018May 24World Schizophrenia Day
FridayFriMay 25, 2018May 25Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 31, 2018May 31World No-Tobacco Day
SundaySunJun 03, 2018Jun 03World Bicycle Day
TuesdayTueJun 05, 2018Jun 05World Environment Day
FridayFriJun 08, 2018Jun 08World Ocean Day
ThursdayThuJun 14, 2018Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
SaturdaySatJun 16, 2018Jun 16International Day of the African Child
SundaySunJun 17, 2018Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
WednesdayWedJun 20, 2018Jun 20World Refugee Day
ThursdayThuJun 21, 2018Jun 21International Yoga Day
TuesdayTueJun 26, 2018Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
WednesdayWedJul 11, 2018Jul 11World Population Day
MondayMonJul 16, 2018Jul 16World Snake Day
SaturdaySatJul 28, 2018Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 05, 2018Aug 05International Friendship Day
WednesdayWedAug 08, 2018Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
ThursdayThuAug 09, 2018Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
FridayFriAug 10, 2018Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
SundaySunAug 12, 2018Aug 12International Youth Day
MondayMonAug 13, 2018Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
TuesdayTueAug 14, 2018Aug 14World Lizard Day
ThursdayThuAug 23, 2018Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
SaturdaySatSep 08, 2018Sep 08International Literacy Day
ThursdayThuSep 13, 2018Sep 13International Chocolate Day
SaturdaySatSep 15, 2018Sep 15Software Freedom Day
SaturdaySatSep 15, 2018Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SundaySunSep 16, 2018Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
WednesdayWedSep 19, 2018Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
FridayFriSep 21, 2018Sep 21World Gratitude Day
SaturdaySatSep 22, 2018Sep 22World Car-Free Day
SaturdaySatSep 29, 2018Sep 29Inventors Day
MondayMonOct 01, 2018Oct 01International Music Day
TuesdayTueOct 02, 2018Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
WednesdayWedOct 03, 2018Oct 03World Temperance Day
ThursdayThuOct 04, 2018Oct 04World Animal Day
FridayFriOct 05, 2018Oct 05World Teacher's Day
WednesdayWedOct 10, 2018Oct 10World Mental Health Day
TuesdayTueOct 16, 2018Oct 16World Food Day
WednesdayWedOct 17, 2018Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
WednesdayWedOct 24, 2018Oct 24United Nations Day
MondayMonOct 29, 2018Oct 29International Internet Day
ThursdayThuNov 08, 2018Nov 08World Town Planning Day
WednesdayWedNov 14, 2018Nov 14World Diabetes Day
ThursdayThuNov 15, 2018Nov 15World Philosophy Day
FridayFriNov 16, 2018Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
MondayMonNov 19, 2018Nov 19World Toilet Day
WednesdayWedNov 21, 2018Nov 21World Television Day
SundaySunNov 25, 2018Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
FridayFriNov 30, 2018Nov 30International Computer Security Day
SaturdaySatDec 01, 2018Dec 01World Aids Day
SundaySunDec 02, 2018Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
WednesdayWedDec 05, 2018Dec 05International Volunteers Day
FridayFriDec 07, 2018Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
MondayMonDec 10, 2018Dec 10Human Rights Day