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Awareness Days and Weeks

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Awareness Days and Events in Britain

Folk, Fact and Sayings about September

Bear Necessities Month
image: calOrganised by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) this campaign is dedicated to help raise vital funds and awareness for mis-treated bears worldwide.

bullet September National Organic Month
A nationwide celebration of organic food and drink. The event brings together everyone from ‘fork to fork’ – from farmers to shoppers and encourages those new to organic to give it a try.

bullet8 September - International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day, observed annually on 8 September, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs.

heritage open daybullet8 - 11 September Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days celebrates England's architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee.

bullet10 September World Suicide Prevention Day

bullet 13 September Roald Dahl Day
Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on 13 September, on the birthday of the World's No. 1 Storyteller

bullet16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

On 19 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date, in 1987, on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.

bullet19 September International Talk like a Pirate Day
A parodic holiday invented in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of the United States, who proclaimed 19 September each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate

bullet18 - 25 September World Reflexology week

bullet21 September - International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace is on 21st September of each year and calls for a full day of peace and ceasefire throughout the world. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared that the Day be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day.

bullet21 September - World Alzheimer's Day

bullet22 September - Autumn Equinox - First Day of Autumn

bullet22 September - World Car Free Day
22 September is designated each year as World Carfree Day. Every year, road closures and other events are organised in towns and cities across the world, including London.

british food fortnight

bullet17 September - 2 October - British Food Fortnight
A celebration of the diverse and delicious range of food available in Britain

(Read about Traditional English foods here) European day

bullet26 September - European Day of Languages
The European Day of Languages (EDL), a Council of Europe initiative, is held annually on the 26 September to celebrate language and cultural diversity. The Day was first celebrated in 2001, the European Year of Languages and involves more people every year.

The day takes place annually on the 26 September, ideas and resources to help you celebrate as well as competitions and details of events can be found at .

bullet29 September - World Heart Day


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