Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day – This day is to raise awareness of domestic, spousal and dating violence (Purple Thursday). #PurpleThurday
Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day
This awareness holiday takes place during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October. This day is to raise awareness of domestic, spousal and dating violence. The color purple is used because it was a for seeking justice.
This day is also known as Purple Thursday.
It is estimated that one in three women and one in four men have suffered in an abuse relationship(s).
Purple Thursday is observed Thursday of the third full week in October since 2010.
In 2020, that falls on October 22nd.
- 2021 – October 21
- 2022 – October 20
- 2023 – October 19
- 2024 – October 24
- 2025 – October 23
Share photos of you wearing purple with Alexandra House on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
- @AlexHouseMN, #PurpleThursday, #DVAM2020
This day is not to be confused with Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness, which is held in March.
First published October 22, 2019. Last updated or republished October 20, 2020.