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World Daffodil Day

Date When Celebrated : August 18, 2019 - date varies

Today is World Daffodil Day. Daffodil Days are held on a wide range of dates at the world, national, and local level. There is definitely no consensus on a common date. And that's okay, as the goals are the same. Whether you are commemorating World Daffodil Day today, or any other Daffodil Day in any country or locality, the goals are critical and vital. Daffodil Days are held to raise the awareness of cancer and how to avoid it. Other goals of World Daffodil Day, are to raise funds for cancer research, raise public education and awareness, and to help those affected by this deadly and devastating disease.

Why are Daffodils a symbol in the fight against cancer? Daffodils are a worldwide symbol of life.

In some way and at some time, cancer touches everyone in the entire world. Chances are you or someone you love will have cancer at sometime in their lives. We all certainly know many people who have or had cancer. All over the globe, there are cancer societies and groups organized to help in the fight against cancer, and to find a cure. We strongly encourage you to become active in the fight against cancer. At the very least, make a contribution... give what you can.

Note: This page is in honor of the authors's dear uncle, Bob Hicks Jr., who fought, and ultimately lost a five year battle with Multiple Myeloma, a bone cancer.

The Origin of  Daffodil Day:

We traced a wide variety of Daffodil Day events, dating back at least to 1990. As for World Daffodil Day, we did not find the originator, or any information about when it began.

We found reference to "National" Daffodil Day in New Zealand and Australia. We did not find a Presidential Proclamation or act of Congress for Daffodil Day.

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