World Catholic Education Day
In addition to World Catholic Education Week, Catholics worldwide celebrate the gift of and
opportunity for Catholic education on World Catholic Education Day which takes place forty
days following Easter Sunday, on Ascension Thursday.
On this particular day, schools are encouraged to invite members of their school community to
wear blue to indicate their support for Catholic education. The colour blue stands for piety and
sincerity and is also the colour associated with the with Blessed Virgin Mary, who we celebrate
throughout the month of May.