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World Stroke Day

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2016SatOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2017SunOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2018MonOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2019TueOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2020ThuOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2021FriOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2022SatOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2023SunOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2024TueOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance
2025WedOct 29World Stroke DayWorldwide observance

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