The spirit day, or day of the spirit if we literally translate into French, is a day of awareness of LGBTQI + issues every year on the third Thursday of October. This day was set up in 2010 following a wave of harassment that led to the suicide of many homosexual students.
This day therefore aims to do prevention with young LGBTQI+ on suicidal behavior, and to highlight the seriousness of harassment, in the case where the victims are LGBTQI+ people. The day sees many people supporting these youngsters wearing purple colored clothing.
The color is not chosen at random and refers to Gilbert Baker's rainbow flag, the purple color represents the spirit ("Spirit" in English).