Awareness Days

Saturday 2nd of December 2023 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

According to the International Labour Organisation more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery, with a further 150 million children subjected to child labour. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery such as trafficking, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, as well as forced marriages and the recruitment of children in armed conflicts. For more information

Sunday the 3rd of December 2023 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Disabled Persons recognises visible and invisible disabilities, to promote the importance of inclusion in life and the workplace. An annual event, World Disability Day is hosted by the United Nations and encourages business leaders across the globe to value the unique contributions of disabled people. More information here

Tree Dressing Day December 4 2023

Tree dressing is based on many old customs from around the world. Tree Dressing Day falls on the first weekend of December and was initiated by Common Ground in 1990. Trees have historically been celebrated for their spiritual significance and it is a chance to celebrate local customs and appreciate nature and trees. It is a chance to reconnect with ancient traditions such as the Celtic custom of tying cloth dipped in water from a holy well. You could also get involved by decorating a Christmas tree.