The colors for Down syndrome awareness are blue and yellow, so you can show your support by wearing these colors.
What do you wear on National Down Syndrome Day?
Every year, on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks. March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome.
Is there a ribbon for Down syndrome?
Yellow and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Down Syndrome Awareness, click here.
Why do we wear Coloured socks on Down Syndrome Day?
The idea was created because chromosomes are shaped “like socks” and people with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome. People all over the world wear colorful, attractive, crazy socks on WDSD to get noticed.
Is National Down syndrome Day?
In December 2011, the General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149). The General Assembly decided, with effect from 2012, to observe World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March each year.
Is wearing mismatched socks mean?
Just because they don’t naturally go together doesn’t mean they can’t be friends. These mismatched animal socks teach kids to embrace their differences, and those of their peers. By wearing mismatched socks, decidedly not a societal norm, kids are also being taught that it’s cool to stand out by breaking the mold.