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May 1 2018

Remember Day:International Workers’ Day
Purpose:To pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
Theme: Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement
Remember Day: Gujarat and Maharashtra Statehood Day
Remember Day: World Asthma Day (First Tuesday in May)
Purpose:To improve asthma awareness and care around the world
Theme: 'Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease’

May 2 2018

Remember Day: World Tuna Day
Purpose:To protect one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten.
Organization: UN

May 3 2018

Remember Day:World Press Freedom Day
Purpose:To mark the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights.
Organization:UN, UNESCO
Theme: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law.
Remember Day: Foundation day of Department of Science & Technology (DST)
Organization: Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

May 4 2018

Remember Day: International Firefighters’ Day
Purpose: To honour the sacrifices made by firefighters to safeguard their communities and environment

May 5 2018

Remember Day: International Midwives Day
Purpose: To commemorate and increase the awareness about the contribution of the midwives towards the patients all over the world.
Organization: UNFPA
Theme:Midwives leading the way with quality care

Remember Day: World Cartoonist’s Day
Purpose: To honor all cartoonists

May 6 2018

Remember Day: International No Diet Day (INDD)
Purpose: A celebration of body acceptance, fat acceptance and body shape diversity

May 7 2018

Remember Day: 58th Raising Day of Border Roads Organisation
Organization: BRO
Remember Day: World Athletics Day
Purpose: To popularize sports among the youth, to promote athletics as the primary sport in schools and institutions and to encourage and introduce new talents and youngsters in the field of athletics.
Organization: International Association of Athletics federation

May 8 2018

Remember Day:World Red Cross day
Purpose:Anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (born 8 May 1828), the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Theme: Memorable smiles from around the world

May 8-9, 2018

Remember Day: Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
Purpose: To make efforts to settle all disputes by peaceful means and in such a manner that international peace and security are not endangered.
Organization: UN

May 11 2018

Remember Day: National Technology Day
Purpose:The anniversary of first of the five tests of Operation Shakti (Pokhran-II) nuclear test which was held on 11 May 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
Theme:Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth

May 12 2018

Remember Day:World Migratory Bird Day
Purpose:To highlight the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats
Theme: Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation and Also 2018 is the "Year of the Bird".

Remember Day:International Nurses Day
Purpose:The anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth
Theme: Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right

May 13 2018

Remember Day:Mother’s Day
Purpose:To show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.

May 15 2018

Remember Day: International Day of Families
Purpose:An opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families
Theme: Families and inclusive societies

May 16 2018

Remember Day: National Dengue Day
Purpose: To mark the toll the deadly disease has been taking in terms of lives and to reaffirm nationwide efforts to tackle the scourge by using both education and medical intervention.
Organization: GOI

May 17 2018

Remember Day: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Purpose: To mark the anniversary of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865
Theme: Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence

Remember Day:The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Purpose:To raise awareness of Laws affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender violations and generate interest in the rights
Theme: Alliances for Solidarity

Remember Day:World Hypertension Day
Purpose:To increase the awareness of hypertension
Theme:Know Your Numbers

May 18 2018

Remember Day:World AIDS Vaccine Day
Purpose:To promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.

Remember Day:International Museum Day
Purpose:To provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them as to the challenges that museums face.
Organization:ICOM, UN
Theme: Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics

May 20 2018

Remember Day:World Metrology Day
Purpose:To promote the importance of measurement.
Organization:BIPM and OIML
Theme: Constant evolution of the International System of Units (SI).

Remember Day: World Bee day
Purpose: To draw attention to the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy
Organization: UN, FAO

May 21 2018

Remember Day:World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Purpose:To provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity

Remember Day:Anti-Terrorism Day
Purpose:26th Death Anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi

May 22 2018

Remember Day:International Day for Biological Diversity
Purpose:For the promotion of biodiversity issues.
Theme: Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity.

May 23 2018

Remember Day:International day to end obstetric fistula
Purpose:To promotes action towards treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects many girls and women in developing countries.
Organization:UN, UNFPA
Theme: Leaving no one behind: Let us commit to ending fisula now!

Remember Day:World Turtle Day
Purpose:To bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive

May 24 2018

Remember Day: Commonwealth Day
Purpose: An annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Theme: Towards a Common Future

May 25 2018

Remember Day:International Missing Children’s Day
Purpose:To encourage everyone to think about children who remain missing and to spread a message of hope.
Organization:ICMEC and NCMEC

Remember Day: World Thyroid Awareness Day
Purpose: To create awareness on checking thyroid function regularly, awareness on the disease, and to initiate precautionary action.
Organization: ETA & ATA
Theme: Environment and the Thyroid

May 29 2018

Remember Day: International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Purpose: To pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace
Organization: UN
Theme: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice

May 30 2018

Remember Day: Goa Statehood Day

May 31 2018

Remember Day: World No Tobacco Day
Purpose: To draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects.
Organization: WHO
Theme: Tobacco and heart disease

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