Get your red nose at the ready, March 24 is Red Nose Day! This special holiday got its start in England in 1988, and today its one of the largest fundraisers in the UK. The day is sponsored by Comic Relief, a British charity that raises money for people in need in the United Kingdom and Africa. Red Nose Day happens every two years on the second or third Friday in March. In the past 30 years, the event has raise over £1billion. The day features a telethon, TV specials, and events around the country.