2023 Awareness Days

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January February March
Dry January


4: World Braille Day

9-15: Houseplant Week

15: World Religion Day

16: Samaritans Brew Monday

17-23: Big Energy Saving Week

LGBT History Month

1-7: World Interfaith Harmony Week

2: Time to Talk Day

2: World Wetlands Day

4: World Cancer Day

6-12: National Apprenticeship Week

11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

20: World Day of Social Justice

21-6: Fairtrade Fortnight

28-6: Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1: UN Zero Discrimination Day

3: World Wildlife Day

6-11: National Careers Week

6-12: WRAP Food Waste Action Week

8: International Women’s Day

16: Disabled Access Day

18: Global Recycling Day

20: International Day of Happiness

21: International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21: International Day of Forests

22: World Water Day

23: Earth Hour

31: Trans Visibility Day

April May June
Stress Awareness Month

2: World Autism Awareness Day

7: Walk to Work Day

7: World Health Day

15: International Microvolunteering Day

22: Earth Day

24-30: Lesbian Visibility Week

27: Stop Food Waste day

28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

National Walking Month

1-7: Deaf Awareness Week

15-21: Mental Health Awareness Week

15-21: Learning at Work Week

17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

18: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

21: World Meditation Day

22-26: Water Saving Week

Pride Month

30 Days Wild

1-7: Volunteers’ Week

3: World Bike Day

5: World Environment Day

5-11: National Growing for Wellbeing Week

8: World Oceans Day

8-15: Team Green Britain Bike Week

13-17: Loneliness Awareness Week

14: World Blood Donor Day

15: National Clean Air Day

16: World Refill Day

19-25: Learning Disability Week

20-26: Refugee Week

22: World Rainforest Day

26-2: London Climate Action Week

27: Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Day

July August September
Plastic Free July

1-7: Net Zero Week

15: World Youth Skills Day

24: The Big Listen

28-4: Love Parks Week



2: Earth Overshoot Day

3: Cycle to Work Day

12: International Youth Day

Secondhand September

5: International Day of Charity

10: World Suicide Prevention Day

15: Pension Awareness Day

16: World Clean Up Day

16-25: Great British Beach Clean

18: International Equal Pay Day

18-24: International Week of Happiness at Work

18-24: Recycle Week

22: World Car Free Day

23: Bi Visibility Day

25-1: National Inclusion Week

26: City Giving Day

29: Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

October November December
Go Sober for October

Black History Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1: World Vegetarian Day

1: International Day of Older Persons

2: World Habitat Day

2-6: National Work Life Week

4: No Disposable Cup Day

10: World Mental Health Day

11: National Coming Out Day

18: World Menopause Day


1: World Vegan Day

1: Stress Awareness Day

6-10: Trustee Week

6-10: Talk Money Week

6-12: Living Wage Week

7-11: International Stress Awareness Week

13: World Kindness Day

13-17: Anti-Bullying Week

19: International Men’s Day

25-3: National Tree Week

3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5: International Volunteers Day

7: Christmas Jumper Day

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