What is National Day of Reflection?

Initiated by Marie Curie in 2021, the UK’s National Day of Reflection is an opportunity to remember our loved ones who’ve died, support people who are grieving, and connect with each other.
As well as marking the day with a minute’s silence at noon, Marie Curie has organised a nationwide network of Walls of Reflection — a way to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died through sharing memories, photos, poems, music, objects and more.
Marie Curie has also put together a series of grief-themed online events and workshops, from an introduction to breathwork, to a conversation with Dame Sheila Hancock and Olia Hercules on their experiences of grief, and much more. 
Grief conversations
There will also be a range of in-person events happening in communities across the UK, from bereavement cafes to handing out daffodils to remember loved ones who’ve died.
Marie Curie has also provided an array of resources to help both organisations and individuals take part in the National Day of Reflection in a way that best suits them.
Candlelight vigil Cornwall
To find out more about the UK’s National Day of Reflection 2023, visit Marie Curie’s  dedicated webpage

And don’t forget to sign up for a Moment of Reflection on Thursday 23rd March at 11:45am.

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