Moreholidays May Red Cross Day


World Red Cross Day and World Red Crescent Day

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About World Red Cross Day

When is World Red Cross Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 8

World Red Cross Day is today, a May 8 holiday. This holiday gives appreciation and recognition for the efforts of the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide. The Red Crescent is the equivalent of the Red Cross for Muslim countries. Both of these humanitarian organizations help the victims of natural and man-made disasters.

According to the Red Cross website, this day recognizes:

“Worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, famine, disaster, or war. On May 8, the American Red Cross puts a special focus on our programs that keep children healthy and safe around the globe.”

The Red Cross provides humanitarian efforts and disaster relief around the world, wherever it is needed. There are millions of Red Cross volunteers.

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How to Celebrate and Participate in World Red Cross Day

You can celebrate World Red Cross Day and World Red Crescent Day in a variety of ways:

  • Learn more about the Red Cross
  • Support Red Cross programs and efforts
  • Donate to the Red Cross
  • Donate blood today
  • Become a Red Cross volunteer
  • Thank Red Cross volunteers for their service.

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History and Origin of World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day date back to 1922. At that time, the Czechoslovakia Red Cross National Society proclaimed a three-day truce at Easter to promote peace. The goal is to recognize one day every year to advocate for the relief of human suffering from disease, and the humanity of seeing a world free from suffering due to war.

May 8th was chosen, as it is the birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross.

Source: American Red Cross website.

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