International Epilepsy Day 2016

International Epilepsy Day
February 13, 2023

Monday, February 13 2023 is International Epilepsy Day!

Monday, February 14 2022 is International Epilepsy Day!

International Epilepsy Day Art Competition

Art Competition Results!

To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2020, we held an art competition with the theme ‘Friendship and Inclusion’. Click below to see the winners!

Interactive #EpilepsyDay Message Board

Share your selfies, pics and messages on social media with the #EpilepsyDay hashtag and they’ll appear on our Message Board!


Attend an #EpilepsyDay Event

Attend one of the many International Epilepsy Day Events happening around the globe!

International Epilepsy Day is an annual event organized by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) to raise awareness about epilepsy and its impact on individuals, families and communities around the world.

Epilepsy affects almost every aspect of the life of the person diagnosed with the condition. For many people living with epilepsy, the stigma attached to the condition is more difficult to deal with than the condition itself.

Misconceptions and myths often contribute to the stigma surrounding epilepsy. For example, many people assume that epilepsy is a mental illness, that it limits activities, or even that epilepsy is contagious.

This year’s International Epilepsy Day campaign seeks to dispel these myths. By sharing facts about epilepsy, we will challenge public misconceptions about epilepsy.

It’s important to educate ourselves and others about the facts about epilepsy and to dispel these myths and misconceptions. This can help to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with epilepsy and ensure that they have access to the same opportunities and rights as everyone else.

Help us spread awareness of Epilepsy Facts vs Myths by sharing our messages online and making your own.

  • International Epilepsy Day 2021 Report

International Epilepsy Day 2021 Report

International Epilepsy Day, a joint initiative created by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), is a global event celebrated annually on the 2nd Monday of February, to

Fred Beuchi’s Kilimanjaro challenge

  To achieve our 50 Million Steps for Epilepsy challenge doesn’t require that you climb a mountain. Yet, that is exactly what Fred Beuchi and his team are doing right now as a prequel to

Let’s shine a light for epilepsy!

International Epilepsy Day 2021 will take place on Monday, February 8. This is a powerful opportunity to highlight the problems faced by people affected by epilepsy, their families and carers, in every region of the