Asexual Awareness Week (also called Ace Week) is an annual event that takes place at the end of October to celebrate and recognise the diversity of asexuality. It is a time to educate the public about asexuality, to celebrate and recognise asexual people, and to build awareness and solidarity.
An asexual person generally doesn’t feel sexual attraction or desire. Asexuality is a spectrum: some asexual people desire romantic relationships with occasional sex, some want romantic relationships without sex, and some don’t desire romantic relationships. Asexuality is different than celibacy, where one deliberately avoids sexual activity.
The term “asexual” is often abbreviated as “ace”.