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 world.

A highlight of International Epilepsy Day 2020 was seeing a number of landmarks and buildings around the world turn purple to mark the day! The Lega Italiana Contro de l’Epilessia (LICE) coordinated events in Italy that included having the Colosseum in Rome and a fountain in Trieste light up in purple to raise awareness. Tower 42, the fifth tallest skyscraper in London, projected the International Epilepsy Day logo from the top of the building as well as raising awareness among everyone inside the building through electronic posters and signage in lifts.

Colosseum, Rome, International Epilepsy Day 2020

Tower 42, London, displaying the International Epilepsy Day logo in 2020

We hope to see more landmarks lit up to mark International Epilepsy Day in 2021! We’re asking you to encourage landmarks in your town or country to light up purple – let’s shine a light on epilepsy!
Please let us know if a landmark in your area will be participating, and contact us if we can support in any way.