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International Epilepsy Day

The International Epilepsy Day is an initiative of the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy and was launched on 9 February 2015.  

International Epilepsy Day is organised each year on the 2nd Monday in February (as close to 14 February as possible). Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14 February and St. Valentine is the Patron Saint of Epilepsy.

For more information see: www.epilepsy.org


The aim of International Epilepsy Day is to draw attention to epilepsy and to emphasise the problems caused by stigma and discrimination.

International Epilepsy Day 2017

The next International Epilepsy Day will be celebrated on Monday, 13 February 2017.

Theme 2017

'Putting Epilepsy in the Picture'

SEIN’s slogan 

Besides the annual international theme, SEIN has its own slogan for International Epilepsy Day: “Have a Heart for Epilepsy!”.