International Epilepsy Day
International Epilepsy Day is observed next on Monday, February 12th, 2024 (318 days from today).
International Epilepsy Day is celebrated annually on the Monday of February. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about epilepsy, what it is, how it can be treated and what is needed to bring treatment to everyone who needs it.
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a disease that affects the brain and causes constant seizures that spark electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affects how it works.
History of International Epilepsy Day
International Bureau of Epilepsy (IBE) and the International Federation against Epilepsy (ILAE) are created International Epilepsy Day to raise awareness about epilepsy worldwide.
International Epilepsy Day events and participation were witnessed in 145 countries around the world on 8 February!
How to celebrate International Epilepsy Day
This is a day for everyone, no matter where you are, no matter how small your group or area is, and no matter how much you focus on the medical or social aspects of this disease. Please help to celebrate International Epilepsy Day by speaking with one global voice.
Join the worldwide effort to get #EpilepsyDay on social media sites.
- Share a photo about the acitivities on the International Epilepsy Day on social media using the hashtag #EpilepsyDay.
- Tag #IntEpilepsyDay and #EpilepsyFdn in your tweets.
- Post videos on TikTok.
- Use the #EpilepsyDay badge or on your social media profiles and share why epilepsy is more than epilepsy for you.
- Change the header image on your social media accounts. Download the social media graphics here.
- Create a video about epilepsy awareness to share on social media during #EpilepsyDay.
- Share our Injury First Aid posters available in multiple languages!
ObservedInternational Epilepsy Day has been observed the second Monday in February.
Monday, February 14th, 2022
Monday, February 13th, 2023
Monday, February 12th, 2024
Monday, February 10th, 2025
Monday, February 9th, 2026
International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) in 2014