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National BRAVE Day

Show your courage and strength on National BRAVE Day - be bold, speak up, and make a difference!
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Mark your calendars for National BRAVE Day, which takes place on the fourth Friday of September! It's a day to celebrate courage and bravery in all its forms – from speaking out against injustice to standing up for what you believe in. This special day was created to recognize ordinary people who show extraordinary courage and strength in the face of adversity. So let's take a moment to honor those who have been brave enough to take a stand and make a difference!

History of National BRAVE Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National BRAVE Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National BRAVE Day was conceptualized in 2016 to honor women who lift each other up, rescue each other and make each other BRAVE.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Official Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Brave Day was celebrated for the first time on the fourth Friday of September in 2016.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>By 2018, National BRAVE Day gained momentum and started to be recognized and celebrated nationwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expansive Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2019, communities, families, schools and organizations participated in events, inspiring stories of bravery were shared, and brave acts were acknowledged across the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bravery Amidst the Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday recognized front-line workers, healthcare professionals, and ordinary citizens showing extraordinary bravery.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National BRAVE Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write a letter to someone who is brave, thanking them for their courage and inspiring you. It could be someone you know or a public figure.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share a story</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tell a story about a brave person in your life, or even yourself.  Sharing tales of bravery can inspire others to be brave and make a difference in the world.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteer your time to a cause that requires bravery such as helping those in need or advocating for social change.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take time to educate yourself and others on issues that require bravery such as human rights, animal rights, or environmental justice.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Be Brave</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>On National BRAVE Day, challenge yourself to do something brave.  It could be something small like speaking up for yourself or something bigger such as standing up for what you believe in.</p></div></div>

Why National BRAVE Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It highlights the courage of survivors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National BRAVE Day is a day to reflect on and honor those who have been affected by abuse and violence. It helps to create an open dialogue about these topics, allowing survivors to share their stories and build a support system for themselves and others.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It spreads awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Raising awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence is essential in making sure that victims receive the proper care and resources they need. By talking openly about BRAVE Day and its importance, we can help put an end to this kind of abuse once and for all!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a call to action</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Above all else, National BRAVE Day should serve as reminder that it's time to take action. Through advocating for victims rights, donating to organizations that assist survivors, or simply by starting conversations with your peers - there are plenty of ways that you can make a difference!</p></div></div>

5 Unveiled Facts about National BRAVE Day

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When is National BRAVE Day?

National BRAVE Day Dates

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2023

Sep 22

Friday

2024

Sep 27

Friday

2025

Sep 26

Friday

2026

Sep 25

Friday

2027

Sep 24

Friday

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