Raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died. Globally, an estimated 38 million people are living with HIV, and are more likely to experience poverty, hardship and inequalities.
AWARENESS DAY CALENDAR - December 2023
Raising awareness about support for bereaved people. This week highlights the impact of unsupported grief on individuals and wider communities. Bereavement is a time of crisis that can lead to poor mental health - resulting in physical health conditions.
The Christian season of preparation for the Nativity of Christ at Christmas. It’s the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity. Each Sunday has a different spiritual theme and often involves the ceremonial lighting of an Advent candle.
A time to recognise and promote the work of the 862.4 million volunteers across the globe. 6.5% of working-age people worldwide engage in formal volunteering via an organisation or association - helping them build valuable skills and a sense of belonging.
Hanukkah (the Festival of Lights) is a Jewish celebration of the recapture of the holy Temple of Jerusalem. Candles are lit on each day of the festival to celebrate the miracle of one day's oil burning for eight whole days – the eight days of Hanukkah.
A Buddhist holiday that marks the day that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. Buddhists commemorate the day by meditating, studying the Dharma (teaching), chanting sutras (Buddhist texts) and performing kind acts towards others.
"IT'S CHRISTMAS!" An annual festival marking the birth of Jesus - Christmas is celebrated by billions around the world. It's evolved into a worldwide religious and secular celebration - involving presents, Christmas trees, feasting… and even Santa Claus!