We celebrate these days to mark some important events that took place and raise concern against social issues like poverty, diseases, etc. Other than this some days are celebrated to create awareness among the people. These days and events are important for those who are preparing for competitive exams like SSC and Bank. May is the fifth month in the Gregorian calendar. This month addresses some major issues like World Asthma Day, National Anti-Terrorism Day, etc.
Important Days in May 2022
The table given below shows important Dates and Days of May 2022 with their relevance and why it is observed.
International Labor Day
It is observed to honour the working class in many countries. A public holiday is observed on this day in many places.
Press Freedom Day
On this day UNESCO brings all the press freedom organizations together and makes press freedom worldwide. Since then this day is observed as Press Freedom Day.
World Asthma Day
This day is observed to raise awareness about Asthma among the people. It is observed on the first Tuesday of May.
Coal Miners Day
This day is celebrated to show appreciation to the coal miners and honour their accomplishments.
International Firefighter’s Day
This day was first observed to commemorate the five firefighters who died Australian Bushfire in 1998.
World Athletics Day
This day was first observed in 1996 by IAAF(International Amateur Athletic Federation) with the theme” Athletic for Better World”.
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7th May 1861 and every year on this day is celebrated at Tagore Jayanti.
World Red Cross Day
This is the annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross Movement. This day is the birth anniversary of Jen-Henry Dunant. He was the founder of ICRC(International Committee of the Red Cross) and also the first recipient of the Noble Peace Prize.
National Technology Day
This day is observed since 1999 to commemorate the Pokhran Nuclear Test of 1998 led by late President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.
International Nurses Day
This day is celebrated to honour the work and sacrifice of Nurses all over the world since 1965.
International Day of Families
This day is observed to promote awareness about the issues of families.
World Telecommunication Day
On 17th May 1965 ITU was founded. To mark the foundation of ITU, 17th May is observed as World Telecommunication Day.
World AIDS Vaccine Day
This day is observed to show appreciation to those who dedicated their lives to finding the vaccine for HIV infection and AIDS.
National Endangered Species Day
This day is observed on the third Friday of May every year. It is observed to raise awareness about the endangered species in the world.
National Anti-Terrorism Day
It is observed to provide awareness about Terrorism and Violence.
Armed Force Day
It is observed every third Saturday of May to pay tribute to our Armed Forces.
International Day of Biological Diversities
It is observed to concentrate the focus on the issues occurring through Biological Diversities.
World No Tobacco Day is observed to make people aware of the health problems that arise from Tobacco.
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