May 2021 List of Important Days & Events

 May 2021 List of Important Days & Events

May 2021 List of Important Days & Events

1.  1st May- International Labour's Day/ Labour Day/ May Day

Purpose  -  To pay tribute to the contribution of workers. In India, Labour Day is referred to as the      Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or Kamgar Din

Theme -  "The World of work & the #COVID19 Pandemic: securing workers in the preservation of the achievements within companies".

2. 2nd May - World Laughter Day

     Purpose -  To raise awareness about the importance of laughter and its many healing benefits.

3. 3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

    Purpose - To Celebrate the fundamental principles of Press Freedom.

    Theme - " Information as a Public Good".

4. 4th May - Coal Miners Day

     Purpose -  To highlight the situations of people working in the coal mines.

5. 4th May - World Asthma Day

     Purpose  -  To improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

     Theme -  "Uncovering Asthama Misconceptions".

6. 4th May - International Firefighters Day

     Purpose - To recognize and honour the sacrifices that firefighter's  make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.

7. 5th May - World Athletics Day

    Purpose -  To increase awareness about athletics and to encourage the youth to take up sports.

8. 8th May - World Thalassemia Day

    Purpose - To increase awareness about thalassemia and help patients lead a normal life despite the burden of their disease.

    Theme  - ' Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassemia Community".

9. 8th May - World Red Cross Day

    Purpose - To celebrate the birth anniversary of the Red Cross founder Henry Dunant.

                      He was the recipient of the first Novel Peace Prize.

    Theme   -   #unstoppable

10. 9th May - Mother's Day

    Purpose - Honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, & the influence of mothers in society

    Theme - ' Keep Mothers and Newborns safe from coronavirus'.

11. 11th May - National Technology Day

      Purpose - To highlight the achievements of engineers and scientists in the field of 

                       Technology and science.

                       This day marks the anniversary of the Pokhran Nuclear Test of 1998.

       Theme - "Science & Technology for a sustainable future".

12. 12th May - International Nurses Day

       Purpose - To raise awareness of the important role nurses play in the society.

       Theme  -  "Nurses: A Voice to lead - A Vision for future healthcare".

13. 15th May - International Day of Families

       Purpose - To spread awareness about the benefits of the family system to mass.

       Theme -  " Families & New Technologies".

14. 17th May - World Telecommunication Day

       Purpose - To bridge the digital divide and to bring change to societies and economies through the use of the Internet & other technologies.

       Theme - "Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times".

15. 17th May - World Hypertension Day

       Purpose - To promote public awareness of increasing high blood pressure.

        Theme -  " Measure your blood pressure, Control it, Live longer ".

16. 18th May - International Museum Day

       Purpose - To raise awareness among people about the museums

       Theme - " The Future of Museums: Recover & Reimagine".

17. 18th May - World AIDS Vaccine Day

       Purpose - To promote the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV Infection & AIDS.

18. 21st May - National Endangered Species Day

       Purpose -  To protect the endangered species of our planet

       Theme -  ' Wildlife without Borders'

19. 21st May - National Anti - Terrorism Day

       Purpose - To mitigate terrorism

                        On this day, in 1991, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated.

20. 21st May - World Day for Cultural Diversity

       Purpose -  To deepen our understandings of the values of cultural diversity.

21. 22nd May -  International Day for Biological Diversity

       Purpose - To promote biodiversity issues.

       Theme - 'We are a part of the solution #ForNature '  

22. 23rd May - International Day to end Obstetric Fistula

       Theme - "Women's Rights are Human Rights! End Fistula Now!'.

23. 29th May - International Day of UN Peace Keepers

       Purpose - To pay tribute to all the men & women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations PeaceKeeping Operations & to honor those have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

      Theme - " The road to a lasting peace: Leveraging the power of youth for security".

24. 31st May - World No Tobacco Day

         Purpose - To spread awareness about the danger of using tobacco

         Theme - 'Quit Tobacco to be a winner'.



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