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Purple Day Act

S.C. 2012, c. 13

Assented to 2012-06-28

An Act respecting a day to increase public awareness about epilepsy


This enactment designates the 26th day of March in each and every year as “Purple Day”.


Whereas the Parliament of Canada wishes to assist in efforts to educate and increase awareness, among members of the public, about people living with epilepsy;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

1. This Act may be cited as the Purple Day Act.

Purple Day

2. Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 26th day of March is to be known as “Purple Day”.

Wearing purple

3. On the 26th day of March, people are encouraged to wear the colour purple to indicate their support for people with epilepsy and to increase public awareness of this disorder.

Not a legal holiday

4. For greater certainty, Purple Day is not a legal holiday or a non-juridical day.