Celebrating the accomplishments of women in sport - National Girls & Women's Sports Day recognises female athletes' struggle for equality and influence. It aims to provide equitable access to sports for all girls and women.
AWARENESS DAY CALENDAR - February 2023
Branded ‘the nation’s biggest mental health conversation’, Time to Talk Day is for friends, families, communities and workplaces to come together. It encourages people to talk, listen and help change the lives of anyone suffering from poor mental health.
This Christian celebration marks the return of light, a symbol of protection and prosperity. This is representative of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple of Jerusalem. Candles are blessed at church and then placed in windows at home.
World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness and educate people about cancer, with the ultimate goal of saving lives. With the theme 'Close the Care Gap' spanning from 2022-2024, the campaign hopes to gain more global awareness, and therefore, more impact.
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the subject. Organisations and individuals are encouraged to create safe spaces for people to talk about personal experiences, as well as sending a clear message that it is not ok.
Race Equality Week aims to drive change in the workplace following world-changing events such as the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s a nationwide initiative, supporting organisations and individuals to address racial equality barriers.
Saint Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Christian feast day but transformed into a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance (and chocolate) in many regions of the world.
A Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia, Vietnam and the Philippines. It's the day when the Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana, or complete Nirvana, upon the death of his physical body.
A day dedicated to encouraging a kinder, more compassionate workplace and making kindness central to your culture. Creating a workplace where people feel connected, have a sense of purpose, and are appreciated and recognised for their contributions.
A Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. The name also refers to the night when Shiva performs the heavenly dance called Tandava.
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, observed in many Christian countries. It's a traditional feast day before the start of Lent - it’s also celebrated as Pancake Day for some! The date changes yearly but is always 47 days before Easter Sunday.
The first day of Lent. The name comes from the tradition of putting a small cross of ash on people's foreheads at Ash Wednesday church services. This is a sign of confession and helps people to remember that they rely on God’s forgiveness of their sins.
An annual campaign about the realities of eating disorders. It provides hope, support and visibility to individuals and families affected. Misconceptions about eating disorders have real consequences, and support options are often inaccessible.