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International Epilepsy Day 2024: History, Theme, Significance

International Epilepsy Day 2024: Every year, International Epilepsy Day is observed on the second Monday in February month across the world. this day aims to raise epilepsy awareness. in 2024, International Epilepsy Day is being observed on February 12th.

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International Epilepsy Day 2024: History

  • International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) started observing International Epilepsy Day in 2015. it aims to all people to advocate for appropriate legislation.
  • It also encourages human beings with this medical condition to live to their fullest potential.

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  • The theme for International Epilepsy Day 2023 is ‘Stigma’ to shed light on the challenges faced by people living with epilepsy.
  • The theme 2022 of International Epilepsy Day is ’50 Million Steps For Epilepsy’.
  • In 2018, the theme was ‘This is Me,’
  • in 2016, it was ‘Yes, I can!’
  • in 2017, it was ‘Putting Epilepsy in the Picture.’
  • In 2015, there was no official theme 


2022February 14Monday
2023February 13Monday
2024February 12Monday
2025February 10Monday
2026February 9Monday


When is National Epilepsy Day?

In the U.S., Epilepsy Awareness Day is celebrated on March 26.

Why is purple the color of epilepsy?

Purple is the official awareness color of epilepsy. In 2008, The color was chosen by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada who suffered from epilepsy.

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