There are only a few hours to go until World Encephalitis Day! 

When the clock hits 12am wherever you may be in the world, we want you to help us go #Red4WED by wearing red, sharing your photographs on social media, and telling friends and family why it is important they know about encephalitis.

For everyone at the Encephalitis Society and beyond, this is the part we enjoy the most as we get to see faces familiar and new to us helping to raise awareness.

When sharing your photographs:

1. Use the hashtags #WorldEncephalitisDay and #Red4WED - that way we and others can see them.

2. Add the link so people can find out more about the campaign and encephalitis.

If you don't have anything red to wear, we also have some assets which can be downloaded and shared instead:

Social Media

Get the download for Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn image

Get the download for Instagram

Get the download for Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn image

Get the download for Instagram


We also have some posters for anyone who wants to download them and put them on their wall at work or school.

Photographers needed

We are delighted to say that over 70 landmarks will be lighting up red for World Encephalitis Day!

We need people to take photographs and share them with us and on social media.

If you live nearby to any of the landmarks - and would not be in breach of any COVID-19 restrictions in your local area - please can take some photographs for us to celebrate World Encephalitis Day and share them onto social media or email them to us. Thank you! 

Liver Building, Liverpool
Wallasey Town Hall, Wirral
Clacton Pier, Clacton on Sea
Manchester Central
Millennium Bridge, Gateshead
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
Rochester Cathedral
Westgate Towers, Canterbury
Ashton Memorial, Lancaster
Herne Bay Clock Tower, Kent
Tower 42, London
ACC Liverpool
Civic Hall, Leeds
Town Hall, Leeds
City Museum, Leeds
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
Southampton Civic Centre Clock Tower
Hastings Pier
Alexandra Palace, London

PRA Health Sciences Offices, Swansea, Wales

The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock
Visitor Centre, Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Northern Ireland
Tinnies, Strabane
Council offices, Derry
Council offices, Strabane
Guildhall, Derry
Ards Town Hall Arts Centre, Newtownards
McKee Clock, Bangor
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen
Belfast City Hall
Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn
Causeway Coast and Glens Council Offices, Coleraine

Republic of Ireland
Convention Centre, Dublin
National College of Iris Sculpture, Dublin
Mansion House, Dublin
City Hall, Cork

4 Danube Canal Bridges, Vienna

Jet d'Eau, Geneva

Abdijtoren, Sint-Truiden

Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona
Fontanelle di Piazza Roma, Modena
Piazza Mazzini, Modena

Fonts Bessones de Pl. Catalunya Fountain, Barcelona
Passeig de gracia amb gran via, Barcelona
Rambla Catalunya amb Gran Via, Barcelona
Jardinets de Gracia, Barcelona

House of Culture, Plovdiv

The Medieval Castles of Paphos and Larnaca
City Town Hall, Limassol
The Pattichion Municipal Theatre, Limassol

The Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam

City of Perth Council House
Optus Stadium, Perth
Bell Tower, Perth
The Yagan Square Digital Tower, Perth
The Harry Perkins Research Institute, Perth 
Adelaide Oval
The National Carillon, Canberra
Story Bridge, Brisbane
Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
Reddacliff place sculptures - Donna Marcus "Steam", Brisbane
Brisbane City Hall
King George Square, Brisbane
Melbourne Wheel

Duke energy building, Charlotte
Johns Hopkins Dome, Baltimore
One and Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia
One Belmont, Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Centre, Philadelphia
Subaru HQ, Philadelphia
1901 Market, Philadelphia
PHL Tower, Philadelphia
Boathouse Row, Philadelphia
Gilbert Water Tower, Arizona
Rochester, NY
The Gateway Center at the University of Wyoming
The Plummer Building, The Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota

Triplet Bridges / 
Consistorial Palace, La Paz

University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine

Niagara Falls, Ontario
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Calgary Tower
Sails of Light, Vancouver
BC place, Vancouver
Toronto City Hall Towers
Edmonton High Level Bridge

Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing

Rani Pokhari

Reunification Monument, Yaounde

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Thank you for your support!

This project is supported by a charitable donation from Pfizer Ltd

Sanofi Pasteur UK has provided financial contribution towards this project but has had no input into the content and/or materials