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The Ultimate Awareness Day 2024 Calendar for Charities and Non-profits

Make your content king in 2024 👑

Wondering how to keep your audience engaged and informed? Look no further! Awareness Days offer a fantastic opportunity to connect with your audience and share your organisation’s story and values. At Brevio, we understand how it can be hard to find the time to plan a content calendar alongside all the other important items on the to-do list. That’s why we’ve created this resource for you, the ultimate calendar of 2024 awareness days, providing you with a treasure trove of content ideas to plan your year ahead. 

We recommend picking a couple of ideas each month that align with your organisation, and then it’s important to do a bit of homework on your choices. You should understand and be comfortable with the origins and the organisations behind the days before aligning your charity or non-profit with them. Our comprehensive list also includes the full Diversity, Equality and Inclusion calendar, empowering you to champion critical issues within our sector. 

Please note that some dates may change, or new ones may be announced throughout the year. We’ll continue to add to the list as we become aware of any new dates. Therefore, always double-check to ensure the dates are correct before confirming your content plans. We’ve linked to the organisations behind these special days whenever possible, offering you access to potential resources and promotional tools that could enhance your outreach efforts. 

There might be some important days that we’ve missed; if you come across an awareness day that should be included, please let us know by emailing hello@brevio.org and we’ll add it to the list. 

Happy content planning, and here’s to making your charitable endeavours resonate even louder in 2024!

January

Dry January 

Veganuary 

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

4th World Braille Day 

15th Blue Monday

15th Brew Monday

17th- 23rd Cervical Screening Awareness Week

21st World Religion Day

21st Race Against Dementia Day

21st- 27th Data Privacy Week

24th International Day of Education

24th Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

27th Parent Mental Health Day

27th Holocaust Memorial Day

27th- 4th Feb National Storytelling Week

28th World Leprosy Day

February

LGBT+ History Month

Raynaud's Awareness Month

National Heart Month

1st Time to Talk Day

1st National freedom Day

1st World Hijab Day

2nd Rheumatoid Arthritis Day

4th World Cancer Day

5th- 11th Race Equality Week

5th- 11th Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

5th- 11th Children’s Mental Health Week

5th- 11th National Apprenticeship Week

5th- 11th Tinnitus Awareness Week

6th Safer Internet Day

10th Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year

11th International Day of Women and Girls in Science

12th International Epilepsy Day

13th Shrove Tuesday 

14th Valentines Day

17th Random Acts of Kindness Day

20th National Love your Pet Day

22nd World Encephalitis Day

23rd Helplines Awareness Day

26th Rare Disease Day

March

Women’s History Month

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

1st International Wheelchair day

1st  Self-Injury Awareness Day

3rd World Hearing Day

3rd World Wildlife Day

3rd Dyscalculia Awareness Day

4th- 9th National Careers Week

7th World Book Day

8th International Women’s Day

10th Mother’s Day (UK)

10th- 16th World Glaucoma Week

10th- 9th April Ramadan

11th- 17th Brain Awareness Week

11th- 17th Nutrition and Hydration Week

14th University Mental Health Day

14th World Kidney Day

15th Red Nose Day

15th World Sleep Day

16th Global Accessibility Awareness Day

18th- 24th Neurodiversity Celebration Week

18th- 24t- Sign Language Week

18th- 24th Debt Awareness Week

20th International Day of Happiness

21st World Down Syndrome Day

22nd World Water Day

23rd- 8.30pm UK Earth Hour Day

24th World Tuberculosis Day

25th Holi 

26th Purple Day- Epilepsy Action

29th Good Friday

30th World Bipolar Day

31st International Trans Visibility Day

31st Easter

April

Stress Awareness Month

National Pet month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

2nd World Autism Awareness Week

7th World Health Day

9th Eid

11th World Parkinson’s Day

16th World Voice Day

22nd Earth Day

22nd- 28th MS Awareness Week

22nd- 28th Lesbian Visibility Week

23rd St. George’s Day

24th International Guide Dog Day

25th World Malaria Day

28th World Day of Health & Safety at Work

29th- 5th May Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

May

Celiac Awareness Month

National Walking Month

Stroke Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Tourettes Awareness Month

1st May Day

1st- 7th Deaf Awareness Week

1st- 8th Time for a Cuppa

5th African World Heritage Day

5th International Family Equality Day

7th World Asthma Day

8th Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Week

10th World Lupus Day

12th International Nurses Day

12th International ME Awareness Day

12th World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

13th- 19th Mental Health Awareness Week

13th- 19th Learning At Work Week

15th Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day

15th- 21st Dementia Action Week

16th Global Accessibility Awareness Day

17th Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

17th Endangered Species Day

18th International Museum Day

20th National Rescue Dog Day

20th- 26th Glad to Care Awareness Week

21st Water Saving Week

25th Epilepsy Awareness Week

28th World Blood Cancer Day

30th World MS Day

June

Pride Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Scleroderma Awareness Month

1st World Reef Awareness Day

1st- 7th Volunteers’ Week

5th World Environment Day

6th D-Day

8th World Oceans Day

8th Global Wellness Day

8th- 16th Great Big Green Week

10th- 16th Diabetes Awareness Week

10th- 16th Men’s Health Week

10th- 16th Bike Week

10th- 16th National Carers Week

12th Loneliness Awareness Week

14th World Blood Donor Day

16th Eid Al-Adha

16th Father’s Day

17th- 23rd Learning Disability Week

17th- 23rd World Refugee Day

18th Autistic Pride Day

21st World Humanist Day

22nd World Rainforest Day

23rd International Women in Engineering Day

24th- 30th Deafblind Awareness Week

24th- 30th World Wellbeing Week

27th National PTSD Awareness Day

July

Disability Pride Month

Plastic Free July

1st Alcohol Awareness Week

5th Thank You Day

8th World Chocolate Day

11th World Population Day

14th International Disability Awareness Day

24th International Self-Care Day

24th Samaritan's Awareness Day

25th National Schizophrenia Awareness Day

28th World Hepatitis Day

August

1st- 7th World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

3rd Cycle to Work Day

5th- 11th International Assistance Dog Week

8th International Cat Day

9th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12th  International Youth Day

18th  Never Give Up Day

19th  World Humanitarian Day

19th  World Photography Day

22nd  International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief

23rd  International Slavery Remembrance Day

26th  International Dog Day

31st  International Overdose Awareness Day

September

Sleeptember

Organic September

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

1st World Letter Writing Day

4th World Sexual Health Day

5th International Day of Charity

6th National Food Bank Day

6th Colour Blindness Awareness Day

10th World Suicide Prevention Day

11th National Pension Awareness Week

12th End Digital Poverty Day

13th Stand Up To Cancer Day

13th World Sepsis Day

16th National Coding Week

16th Every Woman Day

18th International Equal Pay Day

19th Youth Mental Health Day

20th World Cleanup Day

21st World Alzheimer’s Day

23rd Bisexual Visibility Day

23rd International Day of Sign Languages

25th- 1st Oct National Inclusion Week

29th World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

29th World Heart Day

29th International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

October

Black History Month UK

Stoptober

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Go Sober for October

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month

1st World Vegetarian Day

1st International Day of Older Person

2nd International Day of Non-Violence

2nd- 8th Dyslexia Awareness Week

4th World Animal Day

4th World Financial Planning Day

4th World Smile Day

5th World Teacher’s Day

6th World Cerebral Palsy Day

9th Baby Loss Awareness Week

9th Dyspraxia Awareness Week

10th World Mental Health Day 

10th World Homeless Day

10th World Sight Day

11th International Day of the Girl

12th World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

13th ​​OCD Awareness Week

13th International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

14th- 20th Anti-Slavery Week

16th World Food Day

16th Recycle Week

17th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

18th World Menopause Day

29th World Stroke Day

31st Halloween

November

Movember

16th- 16th December- Disability History Month

World Vegan Month

1st Dawali

3rd Organ Donation Week

5th Bonfire Night

6th National Stress Awareness Day

6th- 10th Trustees Week

6th- 10th Talk Money Week

9th World Adoption Day

11th Anti-Bullying Week

11th Remembrance Day

13th- 19th Transgender Awareness Week

14th World Diabetes Day

15th National Philanthropy Day

17th World Prematurity Day

19th International Men’s Day

20th Transgender Day of Remembrance

25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

29th Black Friday

30th Small Business Saturday

December

Decembeard

1st World AIDS Day

2nd Cyber Monday

2nd National Grief Awareness Week

3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3rd Giving Tuesday

4th Wildlife Conservation Day

5th International Volunteer Day

9th Genocide Prevention Day

10th Human Rights Day

12th National Workplace Remembrance Day

13th Christmas Jumper Day

18th Chanukah

24th Christmas Eve

25th Christmas

25th- 2nd Jan Hanukkah

26th Boxing Day

31st New Year’s Eve

Last updated January 2024

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