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!

Message Board

Attend an #EpilepsyDay Event

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

Epilepsy Events

People and organizations around the globe gather each year to mark International Epilepsy Day. It is a joint initiative of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

In 2023, International Epilepsy Day will focus on the stigma people living with epilepsy face around the world.

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

The stigma of epilepsy can discourage people from seeking treatment and has consequences for the quality of life and social inclusion.

This International Epilepsy Day, you’re invited to share your stories of facing stigma as a person with epilepsy or a carer for someone who has epilepsy. Stigma can be reduced when people are given the opportunity to discuss the effects of stigma on their lives.

Educating people about epilepsy and dispelling myths can also reduce stigma. Help us spread awareness of Epilepsy Facts vs Myths by sharing our messages online and making your own. *

*Resources are coming soon.

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  • 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

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