Category: March 15

  • WORLD CONTACT DAY – March 15


    Every year on March 15th, people around the globe unite on World Contact to make contact with extra-terrestrial (ET) life and alien civilizations.

    Nearly half of all human beings believe that intelligent alien civilization exists. This is according to a recent survey conducted in 24 different countries. More than 60 percent believe that there is some life form on other planets. Those who believe other life forms exist think we should try to make contact with them.

    If you are one who doesn’t believe in aliens, maybe these things will help you change your mind:

    • The U.S. government takes UFOs seriously.
    • Scientists think that certain planets are habitable.
    • Many people claim to have personal contact with aliens and have been able to draw pictures describing their experiences.
    • Many people have reported UFO sightings and have taken pictures to prove it.
    • There are a lot of things that happen in the sky that are simply unexplainable.

    If aliens really do exist, why haven’t we made contact with them? There are several theories. Some believe aliens are either sleeping, hiding, or still evolving. Others think that humans haven’t spent enough time looking. Maybe aliens are already here, and we just haven’t figured it out yet.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #World Contact Day

    Many UFO groups throughout the world hold special events on this day. People are encouraged to make contact with ET life. They can try to do this through meditation, prayer, thought, or consciousness. Besides attempting to make contact, here are some other fun ways to participate:

    • Watch your favorite alien movie. If you don’t have one, here are some good choices: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Men in Black, Alien, Arrival, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and E.T. the Extra-terrestrial.
    • Binge-watch X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Stargate SG-1, or one of the many Star Trek series.
    • Think about how our world would change if we made contact with ET life.
    • Discuss with others whether or not there is life on other planets.
    • Listen to the Carpenter’s song Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (which has become the recognized anthem for this day). You can also watch the video.

    Share this day on social media with #WorldContactDay


    The International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB) declared the first World Contact Day in 1953. On this day, IFSB members sent a telepathic message into space. Part of the message stated, “We are your friends, and would like you to make an appearance here on EARTH. Please come in peace and help us in our EARTHLY problems. Let us hear from you.” While the IFSB no longer exists, many people throughout the years have tried to make contact with aliens. In 2013, on the 60th anniversary, World Contact Day was celebrated for a week.




    Every year on March 15th, World Consumer Rights Day raises global awareness about the rights and needs of consumers. It’s also a day to demand that the rights of consumers are respected and protected.


    If you purchase goods and services for personal use, you are a consumer. There is a good chance that as a consumer, you have probably had a bad experience. Maybe you bought a new product that broke within months of buying it. Or, maybe you hired someone to do a service but they failed to meet your needs.

    Most companies try to avoid negative consumer experiences, as it reflects poorly on their business. They know they will also lose customers as a result. In most countries, there are laws that help to protect the rights of consumers. These companies must abide by these laws.

    Examples of consumer rights include the right to:

    • have access to basic goods and services necessary for survival
    • protect themselves from hazardous products or services
    • information about products and services
    • choose from a variety of quality products and services
    • voice a complaint about a product or service
    • consumer education and representation

    Many countries have variations of these rights. But most every developed country agrees that all consumers have a right to safety, information, choice, and the right to be heard.


    Each year on this day, the membership organization for consumer groups around the world, Consumers International, hosts a variety of events. These events champion the rights of consumers and are held in more than 100 countries.

    To participate:

    • Think about a time when your consumer rights were violated and what you did about it.
    • Discuss with others what our world would be like if consumers did not have rights.
    • Educate yourself on the consumer rights that you have.

    Spread awareness for this day on social media with #WorldConsumerRightsDay.


    President John F Kennedy inspired World Consumer Rights Day when he sent a special message to Congress on March 15th, 1962. The message pertained to the issue of consumer rights. Years later, in 1983, the consumer movement marked that date as World Consumer Rights Day. Recent themes for the day have included:

    2020: The Sustainable Consumer
    2019: Trusted Smart Products
    2018: Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer
    2017: Building a Digital World Consumers Can Trust
    2016: Antibiotics Off the Menu
    2015: Helping Consumers Choose Healthy Diets