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Calendar of annual awareness events

Introduction

Public advocacy or awareness days can be a great way for museums to celebrate their collections, engage with audiences, and raise awareness of social causes.

Museums can join in by sharing content on social media, hosting events, or promoting themselves in the press. 

Below are some days that are likely to be of relevance to Scottish museums.  

January

Burns Night (25th January) 

Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) 

National Storytelling Week (27th January – 4th February 2024) 

February

National Storytelling Week (27th January – 4th February 2024) 

LGBT History Month (February) 

March

International Women’s Day (8th March) 

British Science Week (8th-17th March 2024) 

Trans Day of Visibility (31st March)

April

Autism Acceptance Month (April) 

World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April)

May

June

Pride Month (June) 

Gypsy, Roma and Traveler Month (June) 

Volunteers’ Week (1st-7th June)

Museum Week (3rd-9th June 2024) 

Windrush Day (22nd June)

July

Disability Pride Month (July) 

South Asian Heritage Month (18th July- 17th August) 

August

South Asian Heritage Month (18th July- 17th August) 

World Photography Day (19th August) 

September

October

Black History Month (October) 

Scottish Museums Day (3rd October) 

November

Book Week Scotland (18th – 24th November 2023) 

Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November)

St Andrew’s Day (30th November) 

December

World Aids Day (1st December)

Human Rights Day (10 December)