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World Stroke Day

Quick Facts

World Stroke Day is annually held on October 29 to raise awareness about stroke and ways to combat it.

Local names

NameLanguage
World Stroke DayEnglish
Día Mundial del Accidente Cerebrovascular (ACV)Spanish
יום השבץ המוחי עולםHebrew
يوم السكتة الدماغية العالمArabic
세계 뇌졸중의 날Korean
Welt-Schlaganfall-TagGerman

World Stroke Day 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

World Stroke Day 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015
List of dates for other years

World Stroke Day raises people’s awareness on stroke and what can be done to combat it. It is observed on October 29 each year.

World Stroke Day is on October 29 each year.

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What do people do?

Many organizations across the world honor stroke survivors, their families, and caregivers on World Stroke Day. The day also honors people who have made scientific advances in treating stroke related illnesses. Activities include fun runs, awareness workshops, and free stroke screening tests. Awards are presented to recognize people who work towards treating and preventing stroke.

Public life

World Stroke Day is a global observance but not a public holiday.

Background

Stroke is a non-communicable disease that attacks millions of people worldwide every year. The World Stroke campaign aims to encourage people to understand stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol. The campaign also promotes healthy living and ways to recognize the warning signs of stroke and how to take action.

World Stroke Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
ThuOct 292009World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
FriOct 292010World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
SatOct 292011World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
MonOct 292012World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
TueOct 292013World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
WedOct 292014World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
ThuOct 292015World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
SatOct 292016World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
SunOct 292017World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
MonOct 292018World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
TueOct 292019World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
ThuOct 292020World Stroke DayWorldwide observance 
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