According to Julian and Gregorian Calendars May is the fifth month of the year and it took its name from the Greek Goddess Maia. The latter part of May signifies the end of spring and the initiation of summer. It is a month that is synonymous with heat and dust but it is also a time to remember certain important dates also. So, look forward to some trying times ahead.
Remembering the Contributions of the Workforce
1 May, is observed as International Workers’ Day or Labour Day. This day is basically observed in order to celebrate the working class all-round the globe. It holds a special significance in the labour union movement particularly the eight-hour day movement which promoted eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation and eight hours of recreation.
Ensuring the Freedom of Press
3 May, was declared as the World Press Freedom Day by the UN General Assembly in the year December 1993. On this day, the fundamental principles of the freedom of press are upheld and rich tribute is paid to the journalists who have laid their lives while doing their duty.
Giving Respect to the Mothers
2nd Sunday of May every year Mother’s Day is celebrated. On this specific day, motherhood and mothers are remembered with reverence and their contributions and sacrifices are recognized. Some people even give gifts to their mothers to show their respect and love.
Raising Awareness about Thalassemia
8 May, was established as the World Thalassemia Day by the World Health Organization. On this day, the thalassemia patients are remembered and awareness level is raised among the people to thwart the spread of this disease.
Celebrating the Legend
8th/9th May is the birth anniversary of the revered scholar and novelist Rabindranath Tagore. This day in West Bengal is popularly known as Poncheeshe Boishakh and all across the state this day is celebrated with must gusto and many cultural programmes are arranged to celebrate this world-renowned personality.
Saying no to Terrorism
21 May, is observed as Anti-Terrorism Day in India. On this day former Indian PM, Rajiv Gandhi was slain in an act of terrorism. This day is observed to instill awareness among the masses of the nation about the threats of terrorism and the all-encompassing violence it unleashes.
Staying away from Tobacco
31 May, is World No Tobacco Day. On this day, both the NGOs and the governmental organizations come together to attract the attention of the people to the health issues caused by tobacco use. Advertising campaigns and educational programs are held to raise public awareness about the negatives of tobacco.
The month of May showers a lot of heat and dust on the human beings but it is also the time for the juicy and sinful mangoes which flood the market. It flatters our taste buds to absolute satisfaction.