Minister for Health, Eliane Tillieux, to ring the opening bell at the stock exchange in Brussels on United Nations World Autism Awareness Day
On Wednesday April 2 at 8.45am, the Bourse in Brussels will hold a bell ringing ceremony at the opening of the day’s trading to mark World Autism Awareness Day.
Minister for Health, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity of the Wallonian Government, Eliane Tillieux, will ring the bell alongside numerous guests from Flemish and Wallonian autism organisations and Autism-Europe.
World Autism Awareness Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 as an annual day to draw attention to the urgent needs of people with autism around the world.
During the evenings of Tuesday April 1 and Wednesday April 2, the Bourse will also be lit up in blue
as part of the global ‘Light it up blue
’ initiative to raise awareness about autism. Around the world, many prominent buildings are lit up in blue on April 2 as part of this initiative, including the Empire State building in New York, the Sydney Opera House, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and even the pyramids in Egypt.
will also be held at stock exchanges in Amsterdam, Lisbon, Paris and New York. At these ceremonies, representatives of autism organisations will join celebrities and politicians to sound the opening and closing bells of stock exchanges to raise awareness about autism.
Europeans will also hold a range of other events and activities
across the continent, including film festivals, art exhibitions, conferences, balloon releases and much more.