World Epilepsy Day

February 8 - 8

World Epilepsy Day
International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 130 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to acknowledge and highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers.

This is a day for everyone, no matter where you are, no matter how small your group or large your area, no matter whether you focus on the medical or the social aspects of the disease. We want you to help us celebrate International Epilepsy Day! Let’s speak with one global voice.

The Day is a joint initiative by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)

Social media will play a huge role worldwide in getting the epilepsy awareness message out to the public on International Epilepsy Day. On Monday, February 8, 2021 there will be a worldwide effort to get #epilepsyday to trend on Twitter and other social media sites. We’re looking for all social media users to post a photo on the day using a sheet of paper to display the hashtag and your location.