Sunday, May 18, 2014

International Museum Day - 18 May

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society.

In 2012, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with almost 32,000 museums hosting events in more than 129 countries.

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate the 2013 International Museum Day on 18 May, 2013 with the theme Museums (memory + creativity) = social change

Theme: Museum Collections make Connections

The museum is an institution that preserves and communicates the past, yet it is grounded in the present. In its very essence, it is a link between the generations, as it allows present and future generations to better comprehend their origins and history. This theme also emphasizes the collaborations between museums worldwide and their importance for cultural exchanges and the knowledge of the world’s cultures.

Online viewing of Museums

Vatican visits

Monday, May 12, 2014

May - National Days of Countries and International Days

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3 -  World Press Freedom Day, Poland constitution Day ,
5 - Netherlands,
10 - World Lupus Day
11 - National Technology Day (India)
12 - International Nurses Day ,
14 - Paraguay ,
15 - International Day of Families, Paraguay ,
17 - World Information Society Day, Norwey
18 - International Museum Day
21 - World Day for Cultural Diversity and Dialogue
22 - International Day for Biological Diversity, Yemen
23 - World Book and Copyright Day, World Turtle Day
24 - World Schizophrenia Day, Eritrea
25 - World Thyroid Day, Argentina, Jordan
26 - Georgia, Guyana
28 -  Azerbaizan, Ethiopia
29 - International Day of United Nations Peace Keepers
31 - World No-Tobacco Day

Sunday, May 11, 2014

World Migratory Bird Day - Second Weekend May

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second weekend each May, people around the world take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.

About the Day


2014 Theme

About Bird Migration

Migratory Birds Photoes - Smithsonian National Zoo

International Nurses Day - 12 May

Birthday of Florence Nightingale is celebrated as International Nurses Day.


Theme of the year

Useful information for Nurses and Hospital administrators

May Month - National and International Days

Saturday, May 10, 2014

World Lupus Day - 10 May

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with the immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates auto-antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

More than 5 million people worldwide struggle with the lupus, a potentially fatal autoimmune disease capable of damaging virtually any part of the body, including the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain.


World Lupus Day began with a Proclamation 10 years ago by an international steering committee representing lupus organizations from 13 different nations when they met in Eaton, United Kingdom to organize the first observance of World Lupus Day. The Proclamation is a call to action for governments around the world to increase their financial support for lupus research, awareness and patient services.

Common Symptoms of Lupus

More about Lupus

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