2024 Awareness Days

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January February March
Dry January


4: World Braille Day

15: World Religion Day

15: Samaritans Brew Monday

17-23: Big Energy Saving Week

LGBT History Month

1-7: World Interfaith Harmony Week

1: Time to Talk Day

2: World Wetlands Day

4: World Cancer Day

5-11: National Apprenticeship Week

5-11: Race Equality Week

11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

20: World Day of Social Justice

28-6: Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1: UN Zero Discrimination Day

3: World Wildlife Day

4-9: National Careers Week

4-10: WRAP Food Waste Action Week

8: International Women’s Day

16: Digital Clean Up 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: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April May June
Stress Awareness Month

2: World Autism Awareness Day

5: Walk to Work Day

7: World Health Day

15: International Microvolunteering Day

22: Earth Day

24: Stop Food Waste Day

26-2: Lesbian Visibility Week

28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

National Walking Month

1-7: Deaf Awareness Week

13-19: Mental Health Awareness Week

13-19: Learning at Work Week

17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

18: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

19: Endangered Species Day

20-26: Water Saving Week

Pride Month

30 Days Wild

1-7: Volunteers’ Week

3: World Bike Day

5: World Environment Day

8: World Oceans Day

10-16: Loneliness Awareness Week

10-16: Team Green Britain Bike Week

14: World Blood Donor Day

15: National Clean Air Day

16: World Refill Day

17-23: Refugee Week

19-26: Learning Disability 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: Earth Overshoot Day

26-2: Love Parks Week

30: International Friendship Day


3: Cycle to Work Day

12: International Youth Day

19: World Humanitarian Day

Secondhand September

5: International Day of Charity

9-14: Pension Awareness Week

9-22: Fair Trade Fortnight

10: World Suicide Prevention Day

15-24: Great British Beach Clean

18: International Equal Pay Day

20: World Clean Up Day

22: World Car Free Day

23: Bi Visibility Day

23-27: Recycle Week

23-29: National Inclusion Week

24: 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

7-11: 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

6: Stress Awareness Day

11-17: Talk Money Week

13: World Kindness Day

13-17: Anti-Bullying Week

19: International Men’s Day

TBD: National Tree Week

TBD: Trustee Week

TBD: Living Wage Week

2: Small Business Saturday

3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5: International Volunteers Day

7: Christmas Jumper Day

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