Hi, and welcome to our National Awareness Days website. Here you will find out about national awareness days, weeks and months and when they take place along with interesting stuff about their history, and helpful information about how you can get involved as well as ideas for your own events.
There is a distinction to be made between national days and awareness days. Usually awareness days are health related, and help raise awareness of cancers and illnesses, and also around these days charities collect money. And we mustn't forget all the international days that take place each year. Their purpose is to raise awareness of important humanitarian, cultural, social and political issues around the world.
Awareness days are both serious and great fun. They are can be about supporting a charity and cover diverse subjects, World Aids Day, National Infertility Awareness Week and International Blood Cancer Awareness Month. The fun side is, for example, a sponsored walk with your friends to raise money for your chosen charity. This site will let you know when and how to take part in these types of activities.
National days generally have a fun, or quirky side to them, and are, in some cases staged by commercial organisations to help promote their products and services. But, they often have a serious side too and any donations received as part of any events held on the national day are often given to associated charities by these companies.
There are however many national days which are just for fun, for example, International Talk Like A Pirate Day is a growing fun day celebrated by many students across the western world. Participants dress up as pirates and attempt to talk to each other in pirate speak while swilling flagons of ale.
Do you have a great idea for starting a new awareness day? Well, we can give you some advice on what you need and how you can get started at our Starting your Day page, or if you already have a day that is not listed, then visit the Your Day page for more details.
Whatever you are looking for this site aims to list it and help you find it, we hope you enjoy checking all the National Awareness Days out.