International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day - February 8

4 February, 2021

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 year's event takes place on takes place on Monday, February 8.

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 to mark International Epilepsy Day! Let’s speak with one global voice.

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

Get involved!

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, there will be a worldwide effort to get #epilepsyday to trend on Twitter and other social media platforms.

  1. Post a photo on the day, including the hashtag #EpilepsyDay and your location
  2. Print the #epilepsyday card to share in a selfie, or record a video message
  3. Change your cover photo and profile picture to the International Epilepsy Day logo (available here)

Remember to use the hashtag #EpilepsyDay in your social media posts!

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