What and when is International Day Experiencing Abstinence (IDEA)?
International Day Experiencing Abstinence (IDEA), celebrated the third full weekend (Friday included) in November, encourages OA members worldwide to begin or reaffirm their abstinence from compulsive overeating.
What and when is Sponsorship Day?
Celebrated the third full weekend (Friday included) of August, this is a day set aside to acknowledge the importance of sponsoring in our Fellowship.
What and when is the OA Birthday?
The third full weekend (Friday included) of January has been set aside as the annual celebration of the January 19, 1960 founding of Overeaters Anonymous.
What and when is Twelfth Step Within Day?
December 12 (12/12) each year is designated as OA’s International Twelfth Step Within Day. The purpose is to encourage OA service bodies, meetings, and individual members to reach out to those within the Fellowship who are still suffering from compulsive eating behaviors.
What and when is Unity Day?
Unity Day is a day to celebrate the connection of all members and groups of OA to one another.
It occurs the last Saturday in February in even years and the last Sunday in February in odd years at 11:30 a.m. local time. It is encouraged that all members of OA take a moment of silence to express their gratitude for the OA Program.