These days we have more opportunities than ever before to spread positivity and information as part of awareness events and campaigns. In this way, we are able to support, not only those living with health conditions and their loved ones, but also the much larger community worldwide. Connecting with family members to celebrate awareness holidays is a great way to raise awareness.
Guide To Awareness Holidays
One way to connect is to communicate with our family, friends, and colleagues using our social media platforms. From Facebook to TikTok, many supporters will wear a color that has been designated toward their cause. These are some lists of holidays celebrated globally and their associated colors, which includes the following:
New Year’s Day – January 1
New Year’s Day, the first day of the year. Pantone’s color of the year for 2021, is a mix of Yellow and Grey. This combination speaks to the resilience, optimism, hope, and positivity that we need, as we reset, renew, reimagine and reinvent. Altogether, this message encourages strength and hopefulness as the New Year begins.
Additional Reading: Pantone Color of the Year 2021
Valentine’s Day – February 14
Valentine’s Day or love month is popularly celebrated by families, couples, or individuals in a relationship. On this day, it is common for people to express their love by giving gifts, and flowers. Red is a symbol of love, therefore on Valentine’s Day, many couples celebrate with red attire or decorations.
International Women’s Day – March 8
March 8th is International Women’s Day. On this day, people focus on celebrating women’s achievements and help raise awareness against gender bias and inequality by wearing a violet color.
Easter – April 04
Easter, or Resurrection Sunday is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Many people around the world associate this holiday with easter eggs as well as the easter bunny.
World Red Cross Day – May 08
Red Cross Day is represented with a red color and is dedicated to alleviating human suffering, upholding human dignity, protecting life, preventing emergencies, and natural disasters.
World Environment Day – June 05
World Environment Day is represented by green, brown, and blue as a way to depict the natural colors of nature like beaches, mountains, etc. In fact, this day aims to raise awareness on environmental issues and the importance of protecting Mother Nature.
World Population Day – July 11
World Population Day is an opportunity to celebrate our common humanity and diversity. It is also a great reminder of our shared responsibility to care for each other and our planet. Color schemes on this day include bud green, red, yellow, orange, violet, and vivid cerulean.
International Youth Day – August 12
On International Youth Day, people wear green, blue, yellow, and red colors to draw public awareness to problems recognizing youth across the globe. This is also a day in which we strive to empower the world’s youth to make positive contributions to their communities and nations.
International Day of Democracy – September 15
On International Day of Democracy, people across the world celebrate by wearing red, white, and blue as a way to promote and uphold the principles of democracy. This day celebrates democratic nations and also hope that other non-democratic countries will uphold the concept someday.
World Teachers Day – October 05
On World Teachers Day, the color blue represents discipline and degrees in the field of education to commemorate teachers worldwide. This day also highlights the contributions of the teaching profession.
World Diabetes Day – November 14
It is common to see people wearing blue wristbands, ribbons, or t-shirts on World Diabetes Day as a way to spread awareness about diabetes. Another way to celebrate this day is by getting a test for diabetes.
World AIDS Day – December 01
World AIDS Day. Wearing a red ribbon is a great way to raise awareness and support people living with HIV.
Participating in awareness holidays is important, however, participating is not just obeying the color to wear. In fact, true participation in awareness holidays includes being a role model in spreading awareness around the world.
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