World Heart Day - September 29
Thu, Sep 29, 2022

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is dedicated to diseases that are recognized as the most common in the world. Every year, 17 million people die from cardiovascular diseases. To raise awareness about the dangers of diseases, how to recognize and prevent them, the World Heart Federation founded World Heart Day on September 29th.


Today, heart disease has a global impact on society, so the holiday was established to reduce this impact or eradicate it altogether. A team of the World Heart Federation worked on the program with the assistance of WHO. The first celebration took place on September 24, 2000, until 2011 the event was held on the last Sunday of the first month of autumn. Then it was rescheduled for September 29th.

Interesting Facts

  • About 80% of deaths from cardiovascular pathologies occur in countries with medium and low levels of development.
  • The main reasons for the development of diseases are malnutrition, bad habits, lack of physical activity.
  • The cost of treating cardiovascular diseases is quite high, so it is better to take care of prevention.
  • World Heart Day is supported and attended by representatives of 90 countries.

How to celebrate

Visit a doctor and get an examination, make sure that your heart and blood vessels are healthy. Go in for sports, it can be outdoor walks, workouts in the fitness room, dancing – whatever you like best. Attend educational events that focus on the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Share important information on social networks.

When is World Heart Day in 2022?

World Heart Day is observed on September 29 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 29 2022
Friday September 29 2023
Sunday September 29 2024
Monday September 29 2025
Tuesday September 29 2026

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