Purple Day of Epilepsy 26 March

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day! Canada is the only country in the world who officially recognizes March 26th as Purple Day through the Purple Day Act implemented on June 28, 2012.

Why does Epilepsy Action get involved?

Epilepsy Action campaigns for people with epilepsy all year round, raising valuable awareness and funds to support everyone affected by the condition. Purple Day represents the biggest chance in the year to get the word out there about how important it is to understand epilepsy.


This means helping the general public to understand the challenges of life with epilepsy and how they can help. It means celebrating positive attitudes towards epilepsy, and making sure that no one with epilepsy feels alone.

And it means raising valuable funds so that people with epilepsy can be supported, informed and empowered to lead happy, successful lives.

Where does it take place?

Purple Day is now celebrated in over 100 countries around the world. Wherever you are, there will be lots of opportunities to get involved with Purple Day.

Who can be involved in Purple Day?

Anyone can! You don’t have to have epilepsy yourself, or even know anybody with epilepsy. Whatever your motivation to make the world a better place for people affected by epilepsy, all are welcome!

How do you get involved?

You can show your support all year round by grabbing a purple wristband, or by donating to Epilepsy Action. However you choose to help, thank you. Together, we’re building a better, fairer future for people with epilepsy.

With Agency Report