SPECIAL DAYS - 2018 MAY

May 1

World Labour Day was celebrated all over the world on 1st May 2018.
International Workers’ Day also known as Labour Day or Workers’ Day or May Day is celebrated every year on 1st May. This day is declared a holiday in most of the countries.
Theme of the Labour Day is Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement
This day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes. May 1 was chosen as International Workers’ Day to commemorate the tragedy that happened due to a bombing at a labour protest against the police in Chicago in 1886.

May 3

World Press Freedom Day was celebrated all over the world on 3rd May 2018.
In 1993, the UN General Assembly declared May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. 3rd May is the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek for media pluralism and independence.
The theme for World Press Freedom Day 2018 is: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law.
World Press Freedom Day is celebrated to highlight the fundamental principles of press freedom and to offer tribute to journalists who have sacrificed their lives while on duty.

May 4

International Firefighters’ Day was observed on 4th May every year all over the world.
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed to honour the sacrifices made by firefighters to safeguard their communities and environment. It is observed every year on 4th May.
One of the most important symbols of International Fire Fighters Day is the red and blue ribbon. The IFFD ribbons are made of colours that represent main elements that firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for water.
On the first Sunday of May at noon local time every year, fire sirens sound for 30 seconds followed by a minute’s silence in memory of all firefighters who have sacrificed their life during duty. This is called the “Sound Off“.

May 5

National Cartoonists Day Observed on May 5.
Cartoonists’ day is best celebrated by picking up a comic you used to know and love, and walking down memory lane on the part it played in you growing up.
This day honors all those creative ink-stained artists, past and present, the fascinating pieces they have created and the humor they have brought into our lives.

Every year on May 5th is observed the International Day of the Midwife.
International Day of the Midwife was first celebrated May 5th 1991, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world. The idea of having a day to recognize and honor midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives conference in the Netherlands.
Theme for the midwife day is Midwives leading the way with quality care.

May 6

International No Diet Day (INDD) was observed on 6th May 2018 all over the world.
International No Diet Day (INDD) is a celebration of body acceptance, fat acceptance and body shape diversity.
It is observed every year on 6th May. Its symbol is a light blue ribbon. The first International No Diet Day was celebrated in 1992 in the UK.
This day promotes a healthy life style. It focuses on health at any size and in creating awareness on dangers of dieting.

May 7

The Border Roads Organisation to celebrate its 58th Raising Day on May 7.
A leader in the arena of infrastructural development will celebrate in the border areas of the country.
BRO’s ideology ‘Shramena Sarvam Sadhyam’ has been implemented in friendly neighboring countries through different project.
BRO also deeds to investigate new frontiers while it undertakes systematic modernisation of its construction techniques, with its focus remaining on enhancing productivity and quality construction.

May 8

World Red Cross Day 2018 was celebrated on 8th May 2018 all over the world.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8th May every year. This day marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828.
He is the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is also the first recipient of Nobel Peace Prize.

May 11

Every year 11th May is observed as ‘National Technology Day’.
On 11th May 1998, India successfully carried out nuclear tests at Pokhran, Rajasthan (under Operation ‘Shakti’), flew its first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” and also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile.
The theme for National Technology day 2018 is “Science and Technology for a sustainable future.” The first National Science Day was celebrated on 11 May 1999. In 1998 Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpai signed the declaration of the officially celebrating the date 11 May as National Technology Day of India.
To commemorate this day, Technology Development Board has instituted the National Award that is presented to industrial establishments that have displayed excellence in commercializing the indigenous technology. The award comprises Rs. 10 lakh cash prize and a trophy.

May 12

International Nurses Day was celebrated on 12th May.
International Nurses Day is celebrated throughout the world on 12th May every year to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
The theme for International Nurses Day 2018 was chosen as “Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right” by ICN.
The International Nurses Day honours the contributions of nurses to society. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) celebrates this day since 1965.

The World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated on 12th May.
The World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated from now on twice a year, on the Second Saturday in May and in October.
The theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2018 is: “Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation”. Also 2018 is the “Year of the Bird”.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) aims to create awareness on the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

May 15

International Day of the Families was observed on 15 May all over the world.
In 1993 UN General Assembly declared that 15th May of every year should be celebrated as International Day of Families.
The theme for International Day of Families 2018: “Families and inclusive societies”
The International Day of Families offers an opportunity to promote awareness of issues related to families and to improve the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.


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