Important Days And Dates In May 2021
May month has some of the important events and days to celebrate and honour the cause and raise awareness on different diseases and days.some of them are
Important Days And Dates In May 2021
1-May: International Workers’ Day
Also known as Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a triumph of workers class.
2-May: World Tuna Day, International Astronomy Day
Why&When-World Tuna Da:
To increase the knowledge about tuna fish globally and to encourage more sustainable fishing.
Why&When-International Astronomy Day:
The International Astronomy Day is observed twice a year, once in the spring(May 2) & in autumn(October 5)
3-May: World Press Freedom Day, World Laughter Day, Foundation day of Dept of DST
Why&When-World Press Freedom Day:
Support for media which are targets for the abolition of press freedom.
Why&When-World Laughter Day:
To raise global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.
Why&When-Foundation day of Dept of DST:
The Department of Science & Technology performs a pivotal part in the development of science & technology in India.
4-May: World Asthma Day, International Buddha Poornima Diwas, International Firefighters’ Day
Why&When-World Asthma Day:
To develop asthma awareness and care around the world.
Why&When-International Buddha Poornima Diwas:
Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti is celebrated on The Vesak full moon day
Why&When-International Firefighters’ Day:
To appreciate all firefighters for their commitment, outstanding courage and sacrifice
5-May: World Hand Hygiene Day, World Cartoonist’s Day
Why&When-World Hand Hygiene Day:
To improve hand hygiene in health care facilities, thus shielding the health care workers and patients from germs.
Why&When-World Cartoonist’s Day:
National Cartoonists day acknowledges all those creative ink-stained artists and the art they created.
6-May: International No Diet Day (INDD)
To encourage a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of the dangers.
7-May: Border Roads Organisation Raising Day, World Athletics Day
Why&When-Border Roads Organisation Raising Day:
BRO is a leading road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence.
Why&When-World Athletics Day:
The primary purpose of World Athletics Day is to heighten the encouragement of youths in athletics.
8-May: World Migratory Bird Day, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, World Thalassaemia Day
Why&When-World Migratory Bird Day:
To increase awareness of migratory.
Why&When-World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day:
the birthday of the founder of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Henry Dunant.
Why&When-World Thalassaemia Day:
To boost awareness about the disease Thalassaemia, its symptoms and prevention.
11-May: National Technology Day
The anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998 and India’s technological progress in this space.
12-May: International nurses day
The anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth
14-May: National Endangered Species Day
A chance for everyone to learn about the value of protecting Endangered Species
15-May: International Day of Families
To raise awareness of problems associating with families
16-May: National Dengue Day, International Day of Light, International Day of Living Together in Peace
Why&When-National Dengue Day:
To enhance precautionary measures and preparation for the control of disease before the transmission starts.
Why&When-international Day of Light:
The anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.
Why&When-International Day of Living Together in Peace:
To strengthen peace, kindness, embodiment, belief and solidarity.
17-May: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, World Hypertension Day
Why&When-World Telecommunication and Information Society Day:
marks the establishing of ITU on 17 May 1865
Why&When-World Hypertension Day:
To spread awareness about hypertension
18-May: International Museum Day, World AIDS Vaccine Day
Why&When-International Museum Day:
Museums are an essential means of cultural exchange, enhancement of cultures and growth of mutual agreement, solidarity and peace with peoples.”
Why&When-World AIDS Vaccine Day:
To remember the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists
20-May: World Bee day, World Metrology Day
Why&When-World Bee day:
To raise awareness of the significance of pollinators, the menaces they face and their enrichment to sustainable development
Why&When-World Metrology Day:
The celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations
21-May: Anti-Terrorism Day/ Martyrdom of Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, International Tea Day
Why&When-Anti Terrorism Day:
The day spread awareness about the violence caused by the terrorists
Why&When-International Tea Day:
The Day will encourage and promote collective actions to perform exercises in favour of the sustainable production and consumption of tea and raise awareness of it.
22-May: International Day for Biological Diversity
To enhance knowledge and awareness of biodiversity issues.
23-May: World Turtle Day
American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle
25-May: World Thyroid Awareness Day
To raise awareness of thyroid and impacts
28-May: World Hunger Day, World Menstrual Hygiene Day, International Women’s Health Day
Why&When-World Hunger Day:
The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about Hunger Problems.
Why&When-World Menstrual Hygiene Day:
The importance of good menstrual hygiene management
Why&When- International Women’s Health Day:
Our Health, Our Rights, Our Lives! May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health
29-May: World Digestive Health Day
To develop public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease.
31-May: World No Tobacco Day
Defending young people from the marketing of big tobacco companies and helping them avoid using tobacco and nicotine.
|May-1||International Workers’ Day|
|May-2||World Tuna Day, International Astronomy Day|
|May-3||World Press Freedom Day, World Laughter Day||Foundation day of Dept of DST|
|May-4||World Asthma Day, International Buddha Poornima Diwas, International Firefighters’ Day|
|May-5||World Hand Hygiene Day, World Cartoonist’s Day|
|May-6||International No Diet Day (INDD)|
|May-7||Border Roads Organisation Raising Day, World Athletics Day|
|May-8||World Migratory Bird Day, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, World Thalassaemia Day|
|May-11||National Technology Day|
|May-12||International nurses day|
|May-14||National Endangered Species Day|
|May-15||International Day of Families|
|May-16||International Day of Light, International Day of Living Together in Peace||National Dengue Day|
|May-17||World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, World Hypertension Day|
|May-18||International Museum Day, World AIDS Vaccine Day|
|May-20||World Bee Day, World Metrology Day|
|May-21||International Tea Day||Anti-Terrorism Day/ Martyrdom of Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi|
|May-22||International Day for Biological Diversity|
|May-23||World Turtle Day|
|May-25||World Thyroid Awareness Day|
|May-28||World Hunger Day, World Menstrual Hygiene Day, International Women’s Health Day|
|May-29||World Digestive Health Day|
|May-31||World No Tobacco Day|
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