Awareness Dates & Events

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Commonwealth Day

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Tonight, Friday 10 March, County Hall will be lit in yellow to raise awareness of Endometriosis. 

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International Women's Day

St David's Day

Happy St David's Day to everyone as we celebrate the day of Wales' patron saint.

World Encephalitis Day

World Encephalitis Day on Wednesday, the 22nd of February, is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Friday, January 27 marks Holocaust Memorial Day. A day we stop to commemorate, reflect and remember all the millions of people affected by the Holocaust and other genocides worldwide.

The UK Online Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 will be streamed online this evening between 7:00pm-7:45pm.

For more information visit Holocaust Memorial Day Trust | HMD 2023 UK Online Commemoration

White Ribbon

We’re proud to support White Ribbon UK today with flags flying at our council buildings in Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli. We will also be illuminating County Hall in purple this evening to mark the occasion.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

This evening, County Hall will be illuminated purple to support World Pancreatic Cancer Day and to remember loved ones who have sadly died of pancreatic cancer and to acknowledge those living with or beyond the disease.

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Armistice Day

Tonight and on Sunday 13 November, County Hall will be illuminated red as we reflect and remember the sacrifices of our Armed Forces, and all those whose lives have been lost in conflict and acts of terror. We remember them #ArmisticeDay

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

We will be lighting up County Hall in purple this evening to support and raise awareness for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) condition.

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World Arthritis Day

We're lit up in blue today to mark #WorldArthritisDay - a day to raise awareness of the impact of arthritis & musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
If you're living with arthritis and need support, Versus Arthritis are here to help: @CymruVArthritis #WorldArthritisDay

Baby Loss Awareness Week

This evening, we will be lighting County Hall Carmarthen in pink and blue in support of bereaved parents, their families and friends, who wish to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth, and in infancy.

The lights symbolise the council’s support of Baby Loss Awareness Week (October 9-15), and those who have experienced loss.

Information and support on this issue can be found online, here:

Emergency Services Day

Today, we honour Emergency Services Day by raising the 999DayUK flag at at County Hall Carmarthen, and the Town Halls in Llanelli and Ammanford. Please join us as we pay tribute to all those who help keep us safe. Thank you.

Ukraine Independence Day

To mark Ukraine Independence Day, we will be lighting up County Hall in blue and yellow to show our solidarity as we stand with the people of Ukraine and continue to support them during the ongoing crisis.

We’re lighting up County Hall yellow tonight to mark #StJohnsDay2022

We’re lighting up yellow tonight to mark #StJohnsDay2022, recognising the incredible work of St John Ambulance Cymru staff and volunteers. #ThankYou for everything you do and continue to do to keep us safe.

The Queen’s Baton Relay, Friday 1st July 2022

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel through Wales over five days in July, arriving in Carmarthenshire on Friday 1st July 2022

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