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World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

Quick Facts

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is an annual event on May 20 to raise awareness of autoimmune arthritis diseases.

Local names

NameLanguage
World Autoimmune Arthritis DayEnglish
Día Mundial de la Artritis AutoinmuneSpanish
עולם אוטואימוניות יום דלקת פרקיםHebrew
العالم اليوم المناعة الذاتية التهاب المفاصلArabic
세계자가 면역 관절염의 날은Korean
World Autoimmune Arthritis DayGerman

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
List of dates for other years

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day raises awareness of autoimmune arthritis diseases through various events, including a virtual convention that lasts for nearly 2 days. The day falls on May 20 each year.

Public awareness of arthritis and other arthritic diseases is raised on World Autoimmune Arthritis Day.

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What do people do?

Each year, a virtual convention is held involving non-profit organizations, supporters, and educators around the world. The convention begins on May 19 and finishes on May 21 and involves thousands of people going online for the event. Awareness campaigns about arthritic diseases are also promoted in print, social media, and on radio and television around this time of the year.

Public life

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is an observance and not a public holiday.

Background

The first official World Autoimmune Arthritis Day was held on May 20, 2012. The day raises awareness for arthritic diseases such as:

The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement, The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), which hosted previous World Arthritis Days, and the American Arthritis Foundation work together in promoting World Autoimmune Arthritis Day.

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
SunMay 202012World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
MonMay 202013World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
TueMay 202014World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
WedMay 202015World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
FriMay 202016World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
SatMay 202017World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
SunMay 202018World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
MonMay 202019World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
WedMay 202020World Autoimmune Arthritis DayWorldwide observance 
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