India, the largest democracy of the world is also famous for its diversity. A combination of vast geography, culture, ethnicity, history, language, it is also known as a land of festivals. The festivals are spread evenly throughout the year and some part of India can always be seen enjoying a festival at any time of the year.
Below is the list of important days and events for the month of May, 2019:
- International Worker’s Day, May 1- International Worker’s day, also known as International Labour Day or May Day is an attempt to celebrate the life and hard work of labourers and workers throughout the world.
Most of the countries including India celebrate Labour Day annually as a public holiday. Also, the day is referred as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or Kamgar Din in India.
- World Laughter Day (first Sunday of May) – Following the famous saying of Charlie Chaplin, “A day without laughter is a day wasted”, World Laughter Day is an attempt to celebrate and raise awareness regarding the health benefits of laughter.
The first ever World Laughter Day was celebrated in Mumbai, India on May 10 1998. The event was organised by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the Worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. It is believed that laughter brings out powerful and positive emotions from an individual which is essential for a peaceful and healthy life.
- Akshaya Tritiya, May 7, 2019- Akshaya Tritiya considered as an auspicious day among Hindus and Jains is celebrated by buying gold. It is believed that it brings luck, prosperity, and success in the future and helps in the continuous growth.
- Mother’s Day, May 12- Mother’s Day is a way celebrates the importance of mother and motherhood in the life of individuals. Different countries of the world celebrate Mother’s Day annually on different dates but India celebrated it on May 12. The celebration is an aim to show gratitude to mother’s and be thankful for all their devotion and compromises.
- World No Tobacco Day, May 31- It is estimated that more than 7 million people(including 890,000 non-smokers who are exposed to passive smoking) die every year owing to the negative health impacts of tobacco. The World No Tobacco Day was created by the member countries of WHO (World Health Organisation) in 1987 to raise awareness against the harmful effects of the use of tobacco.
World No Tobacco day is celebrated on May 31 annually. It encourages the smokers to abstain from smoking for at least 24 hours around the whole world.