Since 1969, the Epilepsy Foundation has celebrated November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Over the years, other organizations have joined the Foundation in that month-long recognition. In 2003, Congress passed a formal resolution declaring November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

In 2015, the international community, led by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), announced the creation of International Epilepsy Day on the second Monday of February each year. As a member of IBE, the Epilepsy Foundation formally recognizes this day.

Other organizations recognize additional days or periods of time for special epilepsy and seizure awareness initiatives. For example,

Each effort is designed to raise awareness, end fear, fight discrimination, and show support for people impacted by epilepsy and seizures.

We appreciate everyone's efforts and think epilepsy awareness should happen every day!