Awareness Ribbons By Month - Awareness Ribbons (2022)

Herewith a list sorted by months of the most popular health and awareness ribbons globally (not just in South Africa).

JanuarySchool Safety Awareness Month

Self-Help Group
Weight Loss
National Mentoring Month
National Blood Donor Month
Birth Defects Prevention Month

Days in January
1 – World Day of Peace
4 – World Braille Day
11- World Human trafficking day 15 – Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus
24 – Moebius Syndrome
27 – Holocaust Remembrance Day – (UN) –
30 – CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
31 – World Leprosy Day –
31 – Street Children’s Day

FebruarySocial Justice Awareness Month
01-07 World Interfaith Harmony Week
06 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
13 World Radio Day
14 Valentine’s Day
20 World Day of Social Justice
International Mother Language Day Month

Weeks in February
1st Wk – Eating Disorder Awareness Week;
1st Wk – National Therapeutic Recreation Week

Days in February
February 2 – Rheumatoid Arthritis
February 4 – World Cancer Day
February 6 – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – (International)
February 11 – World Day of the Sick
February 12 – International Day of Women’s Health – (Purple ribbon)
February 15 – International Childhood Cancer Day
February 20 – World Day of Social Justice
February 21 – International Mother Language Day
February 27 – Anosmia
February 28 (29th in leap year) – Rare Disease Day

MarchMarch
Colorectal Cancer
DVT – (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Prevention
Developmental Disabilities Month
Endometriosis
Epilepsy – (Epilepsy Canada)
Foot Health Month
Help Fight Liver Disease Month
Music in Our Schools Month
Trisomy
Women’s History Month

Weeks in March
1st Wk – World Glaucoma Awareness Week

Days in March
March 1 – International Wheelchair Day
March 1 – Self-Injury
March 5 – Multiple Personality Day
March 6 – National Lymphedema
March 8 – United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace – (UN)
March 8 – International Women’s Day – (UN)
March 12 – World Glaucoma Day
March 14 – International Day of Action for Rivers
March 16 – Brain Injury (Global)
March 18 – National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day
March 20 – International Day of Happiness
March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day
March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21 – World Poetry Day – (UN – UNESCO)
March 21 – International Day of Nowruz
March 24 – International Day for Achievers
March 24 – World Tuberculosis Day – (UN)
March 26 – Purple Day for Epilepsy

AprilAlcohol
Community Service Month
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Limb Loss
Parkinson’s Disease
Sarcoidosis
Sexual Assault
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
Spondylitis
Stress
Testicular Cancer
Volunteer Appreciation Month

Weeks in April
2nd Saturday of April – Sarcoidosis
Week (NPAW) to enhance porphyria awareness in communities by spreading the word about porphyria.
April 12-18 – Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
20- 27 – National Organ Donor Awareness Week
2nd Wk – World Homeopathy Awareness Week
3rd Wk – National Medical Laboratory Week; National

Days in April
April 1 – Youth Homelessness Matters Day
April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day – (UN)
April 4 – Auditory Processing Disorder
April 6 – Bohring-Opitz Syndrome (International)
April 7 – World Health Day – (UN)
April 7 – Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
April 8 – Cushing Disease/Syndrome
April 9 – National Alcohol Screening Day – (NASD)
April 11 – Parkinson’s Disease International.
April 12 – International Day for Street Children
April 13 – Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) (International)
April 17 – World Hemophilia Day – (UN)
April 19 – Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
April 22 – Earth Day
April 23 – Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
April 25 – World Meningitis Day
April 25 – World Malaria Day – (WHO)
April 25 – Parental Alienation – (PAAD)
April 28 – International Workers Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day – (ICD)
April 29 – Make-A-Wish Day (International)
April 29 – Day of Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Warfare
April 29 – International Noise

MayAsthma
Arthritis Month
Allergy/Asthma
Better Sleep Month
Better Speech and Hearing Month
Borderline Personality Disorder
Brain Tumor
Celiac Awareness Month
Correct Posture Month
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)
Fibromyalgia Awareness
Foot Health Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Hepatitis
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Mental Health Month
Mobility

Weeks in May
Week surrounding May 5 – International Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week
1st Saturday in May each year is World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day
1st Tuesday of May – World Asthma Day
2nd Sunday of May – International Mothers’ Day
2nd Week in May – Williams Syndrome Awareness Week
3rd Thursday of May – Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Days in May
Misophonia falls on the first Monday in May, and is known as Misophonia Monday
May 1 – Global Mesh
May 2 – International Scurvy
May 5 – International Midwives Day
May 5 – World Asthma Day
May 6 – World Moyamoya Day
May 6 – International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)
May 7 – Bladder Cancer
May 8 – World Ovarian Cancer
May 8 – World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 10 – World Lupus Day
May 12 – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)
May 12 – International Nurses Day
May 12 – International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND)
May 15 – International Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)
May 15 – International Day of Families – (UN)
May 17 – Worldwide Neurofibromatosis (NF)
May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 18 – International AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18 – International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
May 19 – World Hepatitis Day
May 19 – Schizencephaly
May 20 – International Behcet’s Disease Awareness Day
May 20 – International Blue Cone Monochromacy
May 20 – World AiArthritis Day (AiArthritis Day) – Global – Annually – (Was: World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD))
May 21 – Global Accessibility
May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity – (UN)
May 23 – International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
May 24 – Schizophrenia (Canada)
May 25 – World Thyroid Day (WTD)
May 27 – World Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
May 28 – World Hunger Day
May 31 – World No Tobacco Day – (UN)

JuneAntiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS)
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Migraine and Headache
Hemiplegic Migraine
Men’s Health Month
PTSD

Weeks in June

Days in June
June 1 – International Children’s Day
June 1 – World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness
June 4 – International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 7 – World Food Safety Day – (UN)
June 8 – World Brain Tumor Day
June 13 – International Albinism
June 14 – World Blood Donor Day – (UN)
June 15 – World Elder Abuse (WEAAD)
June 17 – CDKL5 Worldwide
June 19 – World Sickle Cell Day – (UN)
June 20 – World Refugee Day – (UN)
June 21 – Global day of recognition of ALS/MND
June 23 – Dravet Syndrome.
June 25 – World Vitiligo
June 26 – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – (UN)
June 29 – Chronic Migraine
June 29 – World Scleroderma
June 30 – Arthrogryposis

JulyDisability Pride Month (NY)
Fragile X (FXS)
National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month (NCCAPM)

Weeks in July

Days in July
July 1 – Doctor’s Day – Bidhan Chandra Roy Birthday
July 2 – National Corpus Callosum (Australia)
July 5 2015 – International Day of Cooperatives (Recognized by the UN first Saturday in July)
July 6 – International Kissing Day
July 11 – World Population Day
July 12 – Disability Awareness Day (DAD) (U.K.)
July 15 – World Youth Skills Day
July 17 – World Day for International Justice
July 18 – Nelson Mandela International Day
July 22 – Fragile X (FXS)
July 23 – World Sjogren’s Day
July 28 – World Hepatitis Day
July 30 – International Day of Friendship

AugustAutoinflammatory Disorders Awareness
Cataract
Children’s Eye Health and Safety
Children’s Vision and Learning
Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP)
Don’t be a Bully Month
Immunization Awareness
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Never Leave a Child Unattended in a Car, Purple Ribbon Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Studious Behavior Awarenessa

Weeks in August

Days in August
August 1 – Clergy Sexual Abuse US and International
August 9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
August 12 – International Youth Day
August 13 – International Left-handers Day
August 19 – World Humanitarian Day
August 30 – International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
August 31 – International Overdose

SeptemberAlopecia
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Achalasia – achalasiaawareness.org
Deaf (International)
Lymphoma
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Prostate
Thyroid Cancer
World Alzheimer’s Disease Month
Women of Achievement Month

Weeks in September
Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week – First week of September – (4th – 10th Sept, 2017)
Last week of September – International Week of the Deaf (International)

Days in September
September 4 – World Cerebral Palsy Day (List of Famous People with Cerebral Palsy)
September 5 – International Day of Charity – (U.N.)
September 7 – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
September 9 – International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children)
September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day
September 12 – World First Aid Day (2015)
September 13 – Celiac Disease – List of Gluten Free Food and Drink Products
September 15 – World Lymphoma – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
September 16 – National School Backpack
September 18 – National HIV/AIDS and Aging
September 19 – Aortic Dissection
September 19 – Usher Syndrome (Global)
September 21 – World Alzheimer’s Day
September 21 – International Day of Peace
September 22 – World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day
September 23 – Falls Prevention – (First Day of Fall)
September 24 – Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS)
September 25 – International Ataxia
September 26 – Mesothelioma
September 29 – World Heart Day
September 28 – World Rabies Day
September 30 – Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

OctoberBreast Cancer
Colon Cancer
Disability Employment
Diversity
Diarrhea
Domestic Violence
Dwarfism
Dysautonomia (www.dysautonomiainternational.org)
Eczema
Emotional Intelligence – (www.e-ii.org)
Hunger
International Walk to School Month – (Canada)
Lupus
Raynaud’s
Rett Syndrome
Selective Mutism
Spina Bifida
Spina bifida awareness month

Weeks in October

Days in October
October 1 – International Day of Older Persons – (UN)
October 1 – World Vegetarian Day
October 2 – World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 5 – World Day of Bullying Prevention
October 7 – International Trigeminal Neuralgia
October 7 – World Cerebral Palsy
October 8 – World Humanitarian Action Day
October 9 – PANDAS / PANS
October 10 – World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
October 10 – World Mental Health Day
October 10 – World Day Against Death Penalty, recognized by the WCADP
October 11 – International Day of the Girl Child
October 14 – Global Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Day
October 15 – World Blind Day / World Sight Day
October 15 – International Day of Rural Women – (UN)
October 15 – Global Hand-washing Day
October 16 – World Food Day – (UN)
October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – (UN)
October 18 – World Vasectomy Day
October 20 – World Osteoporosis Day
October 22 – Phelan-McDermid Syndrome – International Day of Awareness
October 22 – International Stuttering
October 23 – Kabuki Syndrome
October 24 – World Development Information Day
October 24 – United Nations Day
October 25 – Spina Bifida
October 25 – Hydrocephalus Day
October 25 – 31 – International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week
October 27 – World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
October 29 – World Stroke Day

November

COPD Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s
Dercum’s Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa)
Diabetes
Epilepsy Month
Good Nutrition Month
Hospice Month
Lung Cancer
Prematurity
Prostate Cancer / Men’s Health
Red Ribbon Month (Anti-drunk-driving)
RSD/CRPS
Vegan

Weeks in November
National Radiologic Technology Week

Days in November
November 1 – World Vegan Day
November 1 – Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
November 8 – Aicardi Syndrome
November 10 – World NET Cancer
November 10 – World Immunization Day
November 12 – World Pneumonia Day
November 13 – World Pancreatic Cancer Day
November 14 – World Diabetes Day – (UN)
November 15 – World Ohtahara Syndrome
November 16 – International Day for Tolerance – (UN)
November 17 – International Students Day
November 17 – World Prematurity Day
November 18 – World COPD Day
November 19 – International Men’s Day (IMD)
November 20 – Universal Children’s Day – (UN)
November 24 – N24
November 25 – International Day for the Elimination
November 25 – Dec 10 – 16 Days of Activism against Women and Child Abuse (South Africa)
November 30 – Self Harm

DecemberAIDS Month
Constipation
Universal Human Rights Month

Weeks in December
5th-11th December – Vaginal Atrophy Awareness week (UK)

Days in December
December 1 – World Aids Day – (UN)
December 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities – (UN)
December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
December 10 – Human Rights Day – (UN)

FAQs

What month is blue ribbon? ›

Warming Up for April: National Blue Ribbon Month - Partners in Prevention.

What are all the cancer ribbon colors and meanings? ›

The many colors of cancer

Breast cancer: pink. Liver cancer: emerald green. Lymphoma: lime green. Prostate cancer: light blue. Stomach cancer: periwinkle blue.

What are the awareness months for 2022? ›

2022 Health Observances Calendar
  • January 2022. Thyroid Awareness Month. ...
  • February 2022. American Heart Month. ...
  • March 2022. Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. ...
  • April 2022. Alcohol Awareness Month. ...
  • May 2022. Arthritis Awareness Month. ...
  • June 2022. Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. ...
  • July 2022. Cord Blood Awareness Month. ...
  • August 2022.
3 Jan 2022

What are all of the awareness months? ›

May
  • American Stroke Awareness Month.
  • Arthritis Awareness Month.
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
  • Healthy Vision Month.
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month.
  • Lupus Awareness Month.
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.

What ribbon is for November? ›

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, PanCan and other organizations, such as the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, work together to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research.

What does a lavender ribbon mean? ›

Lavender: Caregiver Appreciation, Cancer (unspecified), Epilepsy, Gynecological Cancer, Foster Care, Infantile Spasms, Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, Rett Syndrome.

What is the teal ribbon for? ›

Teal has become the signature color for sexual assault awareness and wearing a teal ribbon symbolizes supporting survivors of sexual violence.

What is a yellow ribbon stand for? ›

The yellow ribbon is an emblem for suicide prevention awareness, particularly for young people, and is used for suicide prevention awareness in many countries including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

What does pink ribbon represent? ›

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and throughout the year—people wear pink ribbons to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer.

What does an orange ribbon stand for? ›

Multiple Sclerosis and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) awareness both use orange ribbons. Kidney cancer and leukaemia both use orange awareness ribbons. It is also used in November for COPD Awareness Month.

How many different cancer ribbons are there? ›

There are more than 50 cancer ribbons that represent individual cancers and other related issues, like cancer caregivers and bone marrow transplants. Some well-known cancer ribbons include the pink ribbon for breast cancer and the purple ribbon for pancreatic cancer.

Is Stage 4 cancer a terminal? ›

Is stage 4 cancer always terminal? Stage 4 cancer is not always terminal. It is usually advanced and requires more aggressive treatment. Terminal cancer refers to cancer that is not curable and eventually results in death.

What is the ribbon color for mental health? ›

The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Wear a green ribbon to show colleagues, loved ones or simply those you walk past that you care about their mental health. It can also be worn in memory of a loved one.

What month is February awareness? ›

February is American Heart Month. This awareness month was established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate the public about heart disease and stroke.

What safety month is February 2022? ›

We (along with multiple organizations and advocates) are celebrating after the California State Senate passed a resolution declaring February 2022 as Speed Safety Awareness Month in California!

What month awareness is April? ›

In the United States, April celebrates the outdoors with National Garden Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, and National Wildlife Week. It's also Stress Awareness Month, National Volunteer Month, National Poetry Month, National Humor Month, and more.

What awareness month is in March? ›

This is the 28th Year the United States has recognized and celebrated March as National Disability Awareness Month!

Is there an anxiety awareness month? ›

Each year the first week of May is recognized as National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week.

What month is July awareness? ›

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States.

What color ribbon is for PTSD? ›

PTSD Awareness is represented by the color teal.

What is may the awareness month for? ›

During May, ODPHP observes Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness about mental illness. Get involved by sharing our MyHealthfinder resources to help people learn about Mental Health and Relationships.

What color is the depression ribbon? ›

The depression awareness color is lime green. This bright, vibrant color is also used for childhood depression, mood disorders, and as the mental health ribbon. The full list of lime green ribbon meanings includes: Achalasia.

What is the lime green ribbon for? ›

Lime green ribbons raise awareness for childhood mental illness, childhood depression, and childhood mood disorders. Lime green awareness ribbons also show support for the following medical conditions: Lyme disease. Muscular dystrophy.

What does a lilac ribbon mean? ›

The purple ribbon is most commonly used to raise awareness for animal abuse, Alzheimer's disease, domestic violence, epilepsy, lupus, sarcoidosis, Crohn's disease and pancreatic cancer.

What does going white ribbon mean? ›

Definition of white ribbon

: the distinctive badge of various organizations for the promotion of sexual purity or temperance.

What does a brown ribbon stand for? ›

Brown Awareness Ribbons

Anti-Tobacco. • Colon Cancer and Colorectal Cancers (The Brown ribbon is the alternate color, dark blue is. the official ribbon color)

What does orange ribbon around tree mean? ›

As we begin the process of reopening Campbell, these orange ribbons are a visual sign of support for the recovery of local businesses, organizations and residents. Let's show our collective encouragement by tying orange ribbons around trees, mailboxes, or fence posts on our homes and businesses.

What does the black ribbon stand for? ›

In general, black ribbons symbolize mourning, sleep disorders, and anti-trauma.

What does purple represent for awareness? ›

Solid purple color ribbon is one of the most widely used awareness ribbon. It stands for a lot of things including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Pancreatic Cancer, Lupus awareness and Epilepsy awareness.

What does purple and teal ribbon mean? ›

Shipping calculated at checkout. Suicide Awareness Ribbon (Purple/Teal) - Pack of 10 The purple and teal ribbon brings awareness and support to suicide prevention.

What does a red ribbon on your wrist mean? ›

The daringly bold color of these bracelets all have a familiar sentiment as in each culture red bracelets mean luck, protection and good fortune. A popular belief from an ancient Chinese legend is that these cord bracelets signify the inevitable fate of marriage between two people destined to be together.

What does a blue ribbon around a tree mean? ›

Tell the children that a Blue Ribbon Tree means that children are special and need adults to take care of them.

What date is pink ribbon Day 2022? ›

On 21 October we will wear pink, raise money and make life-saving research happen. Why? Because breast cancer is still here. It's still tearing apart the lives of families and it's still taking the lives of the women we love on a heartbreaking scale.

What does white ribbon mean alcohol? ›

The White Ribbon was the symbol of the women's Temperance Movement – women would pin a bow of white ribbon to their clothing to signify their loyalty to the cause and would refer to themselves as “White Ribboners”, signing a pledge to abstain from alcohol.

Who wears a green ribbon around her neck? ›

The Green Ribbon is a story that begins with a sweet love story between a boy and girl. In the Alvin Schwartz version her name is Jenny, and she always wears a green ribbon around her neck. Alfred the boy who courts her wonders why she always wears the green ribbon.

What does a purple ribbon tattoo mean? ›

The meaning of a purple ribbon is most commonly identified with Alzheimer's, Crohn's, lupus, and pancreatic cancer.

What does the orange and yellow ribbon stand for? ›

WHAT DOES AN ORANGE AND YELLOW RIBBON REPRESENT? Wear your heart on your sleeve with an orange and yellow ribbon pin on your lapel. This universal advocacy symbol and gesture of support demonstrates dedication to your heartfelt cause.

What cancer ribbon covers all cancers? ›

For instance, both purple and lavender ribbons represent all cancers and cancer survivors. There are also ribbons with specific designs such as zebra, periwinkle, and orchid ribbons representing different cancer causes.

What cancer is red ribbon? ›

Since 1949, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $1 billion to fund research to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma. The bigger umbrella of blood cancer uses a red ribbon and also has September as its awareness month.

What color is throat cancer ribbon? ›

Cancer Awareness: Color Chart of Ribbon Colors for Cancers
Awareness Ribbon Colors for Common Cancers
Ribbon Color(s)Cancer Type
White,BurgundyHead and Neck Cancers - Laryngeal Cancer - Oral Cancer (Burgundy and White or Red and White) - Pharyngeal Cancer - Throat Cancer
White,TealCervical Cancer
28 more rows
28 Feb 2019

Can you feel cancer spreading? ›

Symptoms of Metastatic Cancer

pain and fractures, when cancer has spread to the bone. headache, seizures, or dizziness, when cancer has spread to the brain. shortness of breath, when cancer has spread to the lung. jaundice or swelling in the belly, when cancer has spread to the liver.

Can you have cancer and feel fine? ›

Also, the idea itself of a single miracle cure is a myth, as dozens of different types of cancers each respond differently to treatment. 7. Cancer is always a painful disease, so if you feel fine, you don't have cancer. Many types of cancer cause little to no pain, especially in the early stages.

Can you have cancer for years and not know? ›

Some cancers can be present for months or years before they're detected. Some commonly undetected cancers are slow-growing conditions, which gives doctors a better chance at successful treatment. Others are more aggressive and can be more challenging to treat.

What color is the ribbon for anxiety? ›

The teal ribbon brings awareness and support to anxiety disorder.

What color is anxiety? ›

But it's all just that one emotion. Everything becomes anxiety, and suddenly gray is the only color you have to color your world. It's important to note that anxiety can be both an emotion and also a clinical diagnosis.

What Colour represents anxiety? ›

Brown. Like other dark colors, brown is often associated with more negative emotions, such as depression and anxiety.

What does 🎀 mean in text? ›

Emoji Meaning

A pink or red ribbon, as tied into a bow on a gift or woman's hat. Often used to indicate something is pretty, cute, or special, including on holidays. Also used of various content concerning baby girls and for its pink or red color more generally. Google's ribbon was previously orange, Facebook's blue.

What do ribbons symbolize? ›

The ribbon is a symbol of awareness and support. It was originally used in the early mid-1900s in a United States military marching song.

What is the color for disability awareness? ›

Burgundy Ribbon (download)

Burgundy is a darker, wine-colored shade of red. This awareness ribbon color symbolizes disabled adults, headaches, meningitis, and many other causes. The full list of burgundy ribbon meanings includes: Amyloidosis.

What are the blue ribbons at the Oscars 2022? ›

The solution so far appears to be blue ribbons bearing the hashtag #WithRefugees. The campaign, backed by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), got support from nominated songwriter Diane Warren, last year's Oscar winner for best supporting actress Youn Yuh-jung and "Halloween" star Jamie Lee Curtis.

What does this emoji mean 🤟? ›

What does 🤟 I Love You Gesture emoji mean? A universal emoji! Or … is it? The love-you gesture or I love you hand sign emoji is the American Sign Language gesture for “I love you,” showing a hand with a raised index finger and pinky (little) finger and an extended thumb. It comes in a range of skin tones.

What does * mean after a word? ›

Definition of asterisk

(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : the character * used in printing or writing as a reference mark, as an indication of the omission of letters or words, to denote a hypothetical or unattested linguistic form, or for various arbitrary meanings.

Is XD a smiley face? ›

XD ​Definitions and Synonyms

an expression used in text messages or e-mails signaling happiness or laughter. XD is an emoticon. X represents closed eyes while D stands for an open mouth.

What does a lavender ribbon mean? ›

A lavender ribbon is usually a sign of support for those living with all types of cancer. Sometimes, people wear a rainbow of ribbons or a ribbon with many different colors to symbolize the same thing. National Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day take place in February each year.

What is a black ribbon for? ›

Sign of mourning

Similar to a black armband, the black ribbon is a public display of grief. Individuals or organizations display the ribbon in commemoration of victims after specific incidents.

What does a purple ribbon stand for? ›

The purple ribbon is most commonly used to raise awareness for animal abuse, Alzheimer's disease, domestic violence, epilepsy, lupus, sarcoidosis, Crohn's disease and pancreatic cancer.

What color is mental health ribbon? ›

The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Wear a green ribbon to show colleagues, loved ones or simply those you walk past that you care about their mental health. It can also be worn in memory of a loved one.

What color is the ADHD awareness ribbon? ›

Orange is the color of ADHD Awareness. That's our ribbon. That's our awareness.

What is a yellow ribbon stand for? ›

The yellow ribbon is an emblem for suicide prevention awareness, particularly for young people, and is used for suicide prevention awareness in many countries including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

What blue ribbon means? ›

(Entry 1 of 2) : of outstanding quality especially : consisting of individuals selected for quality, reputation, or authority a blue-ribbon panel.

Why are they wearing blue ribbon? ›

The blue ribbon (and awareness bracelet from CCFA) are used to signify Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and associated gastrointestinal diseases.

What does the blue awareness ribbon mean? ›

Blue. The most common symbol of the blue ribbon is to show support for child abuse and prevention. The ribbon color also represents anti-bullying, sex slavery awareness, and addiction recovery awareness.

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