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A national or international awareness day is a date usually set by a major organisation or government to commemorate a public health or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level.

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DaysEdit

Day Name Notes

JanuaryEdit

January Mental Wellness Month [1]
1 January Global Family Day[2][dubious ]
11 January National Human Trafficking Awareness Day[3]
24 January Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day[4]
26 January International Customs Day[2]
27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day[2]
27 January Family Literacy Day[5] Canada; national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999
30 January CTE Awareness Day CTE Awareness Foundation[6]
31 January Street Children's Day#Street Children‘s Day

FebruaryEdit

1 February World Hijab Day[7]
2 February Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day[8]
4 February World Cancer Day
6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
8 February International Safer Internet Day
12 February Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day Canadian Federation for Sexual Health[9]
12 February International Day of Women's Health Canadian Foundation for Women's Health[10]
12 February Red Hand Day Child Soldier Awareness
14 February Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day (Canada) Children's Heart Society[11]
14 February V-Day Global day to end violence against women
15 February International Childhood Cancer Day Childhood Cancer Foundation[12]
20 February World Day of Social Justice[13] Recognized by the UN
21 February International Mother Language Day[14] Recognized by the UN
21 February Global Information Governance Day
22 February Founders Day[15] Scouts' Day, Worldwide
22 February World Thinking Day[16]
27 February Anosmia Awareness Day,[17] World NGO Day[18]
28 February Rare Disease Day[19] Last day of February

MarchEdit

1 March Pig day
1 March Self-Injury Awareness Day Also known as Self-Harm Awareness Day
8 March International Women's Day
10 March National Women and Girl's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day[20]
11 March National Singles Day UK see also http://nationalsinglesday.co.uk
20 March World Oral Health Day[21] The most important day in dental calendar worldwide - ultimately organized by World Dental Federation (FDI)
21 March Cluster Headache Awareness Day Promoted by OUCH (Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headaches) alongside The European Headache Federation and European Headache Alliance, Cluster Headaches are one of the ten most painful conditions known to medical science, with a 1 in 1000 prevalence rate but zero drug research funding.
21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 March International Day of Forests
21 March Anal Cancer Awareness Day
21 March World Down Syndrome Day
22 March World Water Day
23 March National Puppy Day[22]
24 March World Tuberculosis Day
25 March EU Talent Day
25 March FND Awareness Day UK for Functional Neurological Disorder and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder.[23][24]
26 March Purple Day for Epilepsy
30 March World Bipolar day Bipolar disorder awareness day
31 March World Backup Day[25]

AprilEdit

1 April April Fool day
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
6 April World Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Awareness Day[26]
7 April World Health Day
11 April World Parkinson's Awareness Day An international day celebrating the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, who named the disease.
12 April Equal Pay Day
13 April FND Awareness Day[27] The internationally recognised and celebrated awareness day for Functional Neurological Disorder and Conversion Disorder. This was originally created by FND Hope, and has since been adopted by other groups and medical professionals worldwide.[28][29][30]
15 April World Bleeding Disorders Awareness Day Supported by the World Federation of Hemophilia
16 April National Healthcare Decisions Day (US)[31]
16 April World Voice Day
19 April Bicycle Day
21 April Day of Silence National Day of Silence is a student-led movement to protest bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and those who support them. (Changes annually)
22 April Earth Day
24 April World Meningitis Day[32]
24 April Fashion Revolution Day
25 April Parental Alienation Awareness Day
29 April International Dance Day

MayEdit

1 May Better Speech and Hearing Month
4 May Star Wars Day
7 May World Password Day[33]
10 May Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness Day[34]
12 May Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
17 May International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

World Neurofibromatosis Day

20 May Blue Cone Monochromacy International Awareness Day[35]
23 May World Turtle Day
25 May Towel Day
31 May World No Tobacco Day

JuneEdit

5 June World Environment Day
20 June World Refugee Day Hashimoto's thyroiditis awareness day
21 June International Yoga Day
22 June World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day
24 June Take Your Dog to Work Day
25 June World Vitiligo Day
27 June National PTSD Awareness Day

JulyEdit

2 July World UFO Day
11 July World Population Day[36]
28 July World Hepatitis Day
29 July International Tiger Day

AugustEdit

12 August Youth Day
26 August Women's Equality Day
20 August Speech Pathology Awareness Week Australia - https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/
3rd Saturday of August National Honey Bee Day

SeptemberEdit

1 National Insurance Day (LK) Government of Sri Lanka declared 1 September as the National Insurance Day as a measure to increase public awareness on the importance of insurance.
6 September Colour Blindness Awareness Day[37]
9 September International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day
12 September ATSEP Day Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel
14 September RUOK? Day Depression awareness and suicide prevention (Australia)[38]
14 September National Quiet Day (UK)[39]
11 September International Skyscraper Awareness Day (US)[40]
20 September Self-Represented Litigant Awareness Day[41]
21 September International Day of Peace[42] United Nations International Day of Peace
23 September Celebrate Bisexuality Day[43] Also known as Bisexual Pride or Bisexual Visibility Day
25 September As You Wish Day
26 September World Contraception Day[44]
28 September World Rabies Day[45]

OctoberEdit

4 October eDay Electronic Waste Awareness Day (New Zealand)
5 October International Day of No Prostitution[46]
10 October World Mental Health Day
11 October International Day of the Girl Child
11 October National Coming Out Day
12 October World Sight Day
16 October World Food Day
22 October International Stuttering Awareness Day
26 October Intersex Awareness Day

NovemberEdit

1 November International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day
8 November Intersex Day of Remembrance
9 November World Freedom Day
10 November World KC Day[47][48] Keratoconus awareness day
14 November World Diabetes Day
17 November World Pancreatic Cancer Day
17 November World Prematurity Day
19 November World Toilet Day
19 November International Men's Day
20 November Transgender Day of Remembrance
20 November Universal Children's Day
21 November World Television Day
25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
29 November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
30 November International Self Harm Awareness Day

DecemberEdit

1 December World AIDS Day
4–10 December #UKCharityWeek - UK Charity Week[49] #UKCharityWeek is designed to give the people of the United Kingdom an opportunity to place awareness and fundraising for charities high on the national agenda at a time of the year when people are statistically at their most giving. For more information visit: https://www.charitytoday.co.uk/ukcharityweek/
10 December Human Rights Day
21 December National Robin Day[50] #NationalRobinDay is an annual UK nationwide event raising awareness of small birds and other wildlife in winter and how you can help them through this tough time of year.

WeeksEdit

MonthsEdit

  • Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month - February[58]
  • National Athletic Training Month - March [59]
  • Mathematics Awareness Month - April[60][61]
  • Parkinson's Awareness Month - April
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month - April[62]
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) - April[63]
  • Spondylitis Awareness Month - April[64]
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month (Australia and US) - May[65]
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month - May
  • National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month - July[66]
  • Life Insurance Awareness Month (US) - September[67]
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month - September
  • National Cholesterol Month - October [68]
  • Blindness Awareness Month - October [69]
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month - October[70]
  • Adoption Awareness Month - November[71]
  • Mouth Cancer Awareness Month - November[72]
  • Novel Writing Month - November

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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