World Encephalitis Day 2021

November 18, 2020

World Encephalitis Day is around the corner, and the theme for 2021 is Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights – Light up a local landmark Red for WED

Camera – Wear Red for WED

Actions – Raise Awareness

The Encephalitis Society launched World Encephalitis Day in 2014 and, in the years since has reached 187 million people. It is a great moment to raise awareness for autoimmune encephalitis, sharing your journeys and making our voices heard.

In 2021 the Encephalitis Society asks you to light up your local landmark Red for WED to ‘shine a light on encephalitis’. In 2017, they managed to light up Niagara Falls, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Bell Tower in Perth, and Trafalgar Square in London, to name a few!

If you want to light up your local landmark, click here to download a letter you can use to get that accomplished. For more information, go to