Awareness day

Awareness day

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

elected "awareness" days, weeks and months (2006)

* Arthritis Awareness Week - 3-7 Jan
* World Religion Day - 15 Jan
* Potato Day - 28 Jan
* Loud Tie Week - 29 Jan-5 Feb
* World Cancer Day - 4 Feb
* Eating Disorders Week - 5-14 Feb
* Contraceptive Week - 13-19 Feb
* Chemical Sensitivity Day - 21 Feb
* Work Your Proper Hours Day - 24 Feb
* Pig Day - 1 Mar
* Self-Injury Awareness Day - 1 Mar
* International Women's Day - 8 Mar
* Zoo Awareness Day - 17 Apr
* Parental Alienation Awareness Day - 25 Apr
* Penguin Day - 25 Apr
* International Dance Day - 29 Apr
* Missing Person's Month - May
* World Naturist Day - 1 May
* Condom Week - 8-13 May
* World Hepatitis Day - 19 May
* Let's Talk About Sex Week - 23-29 May
* Hunger Day - 6 Jun
* Father's Day - Belgium & Austria - Second Sunday in June
* Badger Day - 17 Jun
* Father's Day - Netherlands - Third Sunday in June
* Panic Day - 18 Jun
* Disability Awareness Day - 31 Jul
* Orgasm Day - 31 Jul
* National Women's Day in South Africa, 9 Aug
* Youth Day - 12 Aug
* Allotment Week - 14-20 Aug
* Farmers Market Month - Sep
* Dating Day - 24 Sep
* Day of Older Persons - 1 Oct
* Poetry Day - 5 Oct
* Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day-13 Oct
* World Food Day - 16 Oct
* Sleep-In Day - 29 Oct
* Novel Writing Month - Nov
* World Diabetes Day - 14 Nov
* Maintenance Week - 17-24 Nov
* Universal Children's Day - 20 Nov
* World Television Day - 21 Nov
* World AIDS Day - 1 December
* Civil Aviation Day - 7 Dec
* Human Rights Day - 10 Dec

References

* "The Indypedia - Facts and Figures of Modern Life" - a freebie from "The Independent" Newspaper

ee also

*International observance
*List of commemorative days
*List of environmental dates

External links

* [http://www.surpriseme.co.uk/awareness_days.asp "2008 UK and International Awareness Days Listing'"]


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