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Awareness Dates & Events


September 21 – International Day of Peace

Thursday, September 21, is International Day of Peace.

Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

The International Day of Peace Flag will be flown at County Hall, Carmarthen, Ammanford Town Hall and Llanelli Town Hall on this day.

For further information, please visit About | International Day of Peace


September 18 – County Hall to be lit pink for Organ Donation Week

To support Organ Donation Week 2023, County Hall will be lit pink on the evening of Monday, September 18.

This year, Organ Donation Week will take place Monday 18 September to Sunday 24 September.

Organ Donation Week is a week-long campaign that takes place every year, with the aim of raising awareness about the ongoing need for organ donors.

For more information, visit Organ Donation Week 2023 – NHS Organ Donation


September 9 – 999 Emergency Services Day

Saturday, September 9, mark the 999 Emergency Services Day.

The 999 Emergency Services Day flag will be flown at County Hall, Carmarthen, Ammanford Town Hall and Llanelli Town Hall on this day.

07 Sep 2023 01:42

September 7 – County Hall to be lit red in support of World Duchenne Awareness Day

County Hall will be lit red on Thursday, September 7, in support of World Duchenne Awareness Day.

The World Duchenne Awareness Day 2023 theme is ‘Duchenne: Breaking Barriers’. World Duchenne Awareness Day (WDAD) is an annual event held on September 7. With this, WDAD supports creating a society that provides equal opportunities for all.

People living with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD) face physical, healthcare and social barriers. This severely limits their ability to participate fully in community life and activities.

For more information, visit www.worldduchenneday.org/

01 Sep 2023 00:50

County Hall to be lit blue in support of Leukodystrophy Awareness Month

County Hall will be lit blue on Friday, September 1, in support of Leukodystrophy Awareness Month.

Leukodystrophies are rare, genetic disorders affecting the white matter in the brain and spinal cord. Alex TLC is a charity that supports people affected by leukodystrophy and their families & carers. Blue is the official leukodystrophy awareness ribbon colour.

For more information, visit the Alex TLC website.

19 May 2023 11:28

Prostate Cymru Awareness Week

County Hall, Carmarthen, will be lit blue this evening to mark Prostate Cymru Awareness Week.

17 May 2023 11:22

World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

County Hall, Carmarthen, will be lit blue this evening to mark World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day.

17 May 2023 11:17

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Day

The Pride Flag, Rainbow, will be flown at County Hall Carmarthen, Ammanford Town Hall and Llanelli Town Hall today, to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Day.

13 Mar 2023 16:00

Commonwealth Day

10 Mar 2023 14:31

Endometriosis Awareness Month

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

For more information and support, go to www.endometriosis-uk.org/endometriosis-action-month-2023

08 Mar 2023 16:29

International Women’s Day

01 Mar 2023 12:33

St David’s Day

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

22 Feb 2023 10:25

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.

27 Jan 2023 08:00

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

25 Nov 2022 15:30

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.

10 Nov 2022 11:13

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

24 Oct 2022 15:22

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.

More information on POTS: www.potsuk.org/

12 Oct 2022 13:13

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: versusarthritis.org/get-help @CymruVArthritis #WorldArthritisDay

09 Oct 2022 10:13

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: goo.gl/uBqxy7

09 Sep 2022 12:29

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.

24 Aug 2022 14:15

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.

24 Jun 2022 08:11

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.

23 Jun 2022 12:02

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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