NoteThis post covers list of Important Days for preparation of Current Affairs section of Teaching, IBSP, SSC & Other Competitive Exams.

May

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World Laughter Day World Laughter Day is observed on the first Sunday of May every year. The first celebration was on January 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.
1st Thursday

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World Password Day World Password Day is celebrated on first Thursday of May every year and it remind us about the importance of protecting ourselves through strong passwords. This day also help people to improve passwords that they use for their online accounts and provide sources to learn more about cyber security.
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World Asthma Day World Asthma Day is celebrated on first Tuesday of May every year, to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of bronchitis causing cough, breathlessness, chest tightness etc.
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Mother’s Day Every year Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide. Mother’s Day was founded by the Anna Jarvis who had given the idea of celebrating Mother’s Day in honour of mothers and motherhood in 1907.
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World Migratory Bird Day World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
The theme for WMBD 2019 is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!
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World Fair Trade Day The World Fair Trade Day is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) that takes place on the second Saturday of May each year.
 It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to sustainable development, especially.
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National Endangered Species Day The third Friday in May Endangered Species Day is celebrated every year annually to raise awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and restoration efforts for all imperiled species.
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Armed Forces Day Armed Forces Day is observed on the third Saturday of every May. This day is celebrated to pay tribute to the men and women who served the United States Armed Forces.
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National Memorial Day National Memorial Day is observed on last Monday of May. This year 27 May, 2019, marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, with the parade welcoming as Honorary Grand Marshals dozens of surviving veterans of World War II, including those veterans who landed at Normandy on 6 June, 1944. The parade will take place on 27 May, 2019 along the Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.
May
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International Labour Day International Labour Day is also known as Workers’ Day, Labour Day or May Day is celebrated globally every year on 1st May.
May
1
Maharashtra Day Maharashtra Day or Maharashtra Diwas is celebrated on 1st May in Maharashtra. The state of Maharashtra was formed from the division of the Bombay State on 1st May, 1960.
May
3
World Press Freedom Day World Press Freedom Day is observed on 3rd May to celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
May
4
Coal Miners Day Coal Miners Day is celebrated on 4th May to honour the coal miners. It is highlight the toughest profession and the people working in coal mines. 
May
4
International Firefighter’s Day International Firefighter’s Day is celebrated every year on 4th May, is a day to thank all firefighters for their extraordinary commitment, exceptional courage and for their selfless.
May
5
International Midwives’ Day International Day of the Midwives 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.
May
7
World Athletics Day World Athletics Day is celebrated on 7th May to raise awareness about sports among youth, to promote athletics as the primary sport in schools and institutions and to encourage and introduce new talent and youngsters in the field of athletics.
May
7
Rabindranath Tagore JayantiThe birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore is celebrated on 7th May. He was born on 7th May, 1861 in Kolkata. He was one of the India’s top artists, novelist, author, Bengali poet etc. In 1913, he was honoured with Nobel Prize in Literature.
May
8
World Red Cross Day World Red Cross Day is celebrated on 8th May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant as well as the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He was born in Geneva in 1828. He was the first recipient of 1st Nobel Peace prize.
May
8
World Thalassaemia Day World Thalassaemia Day is celebrated every year on 8th May in honour of all patients with suffering of thalassaemia and their wards who never gave up despite all odds.
May
1
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National Technology Day National Technology Day is celebrated on 11th May to highlight the important role of Science in our daily lives and encourage students to opt science as an option for career. Notably, on this day, India successfully tested Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan.
May
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International Nurses day International Nurses day is observed on 12th May every year to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.
May
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International Family Day International Family Day is observed every year on 15th May, to celebrate the importance of families, people, societies and cultures around the world. It has been held every year since 1995.
May
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National Dengue Day National Dengue Day is celebrated on 16th May. An attempt of the Ministry of Healthy and Family Welfare, National Dengue Day is meant to raise awareness about dengue and its preventive measures
May
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International Light Day International Day of Light is celebrated on 16th May each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. This day is a call to strengthen scientific cooperation and harness its potential to foster peace and sustainable development.
May
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17th and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.
May
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World Telecommunication Day World Telecommunication Day is celebrated every year on 17th May. The date marks the anniversary of the founding of ITU on 17 May 1865, when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris.
May
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7
World Hypertension DayWorld Hypertension Day is celebrated on 17th May every year. This is an initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL) to promote the public awareness of the importance of monitoring blood pressure with being aware of its natural levels.
May
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8
Worlds AIDS Vaccine Day Worlds AIDS Vaccine Day also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is celebrated every year on 18th May, to spread awareness about HIV vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
May
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International Museum Day

International Museum Day is celebrated on 18th May every year since 1977, to raise awareness that Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.
May
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World Bee Day World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20th. On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem
May
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World Metrology Day World Metrology Day is an event occurring on 20th May celebrating the International System of Units. The date is the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. Metrology is the study of measurement.
May
2
1
National Anti-Terrorism Day Anti-Terrorism Day is celebrated on 21st May annually in the memory of former Indian PM Mr Rajiv Gandhi who passed away on this day, to spread the message of global peace and non-violence.
May
2
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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development  World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is annually held on May 21st to help people learn about the importance of cultural diversity and harmony.
May
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International Day for Biological Diversity International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated on 22nd May annually to raise awareness and understanding about the issues of biodiversity.
May
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World Turtle Day World Turtle Day is observed on May 23rd, yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is 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
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World Thyroid Day World Thyroid Day is observed on 25th May every year to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health and the advances made in treating thyroid diseases.
May
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5
International Missing Children’s Day International Missing Children’s Day is celebrated on May 25th every year. It is observed on the same day as the National Missing Children’s Day in the United States of America. Designated in 1983 by the then President Ronald Reagan, it is observed in the memory of all the children that have been missing or abducted and celebrates those who have been recovered and reunited with their families.
May
2
8
International Day of Action for Women’s Health International Day of Action for Women’s Health is observed globally on 28th May. This event is mainly concerned with women’s health which is being organized by the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR).
May
2
9
World Digestive Health Day World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) is observed every year on May 29th, WDHD focuses upon a particular digestive disorder and seeks to increase general public awareness of prevention and therapy.
May
2
9
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed on May 29th, is an international day 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
May
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Anti-Tobacco Day Anti-Tobacco Day or World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on 31st May every year globally to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

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