National Grief Awareness Day - August 30
Fri, Aug 30, 2024

National Grief Awareness Day

National Grief Awareness Day is celebrated on August 30th every year. This holiday is designed to raise awareness of the grieving process and the time it takes for a person to recover from a tragic loss. It also allows people to sympathize with those who are mourning and encourages everyone to provide support for those in need.


National Grief Awareness Day was established by Angie Cartwright in 2014. After experiencing a great loss herself, she dedicated her life to providing support and education to families affected by grief.

Interesting facts

  1. Recovery from tragic losses is an individual experience, and there is no specific timeframe for grief.
  2. Grief is a universal but individual experience. Everyone deals with it in their own way, depending on their own personality.
  3. Grieving people often feel guilty, taking responsibility for the death of their loved one.
  4. In a state of grief, people can lose the purpose and direction of their own lives. This is normal and will pass with time.

How to take part

You can celebrate National Grief Awareness Day by learning more about the grieving process and helping others by providing support. Use the hashtag #NationalGriefAwarenessDay on social media to spread the word about this holiday.

When is National Grief Awareness Day celebrated in 2024?

National Grief Awareness Day is observed on August 30 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 30 2024
Saturday August 30 2025
Sunday August 30 2026