When is Doctor’s Day?
Doctor’s Day is celebrated, inorder to encourage and honor the Doctor's of our societies.
The first Doctors Day was observed on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor the physicians. They placed greeting cards and flowers on graves of the deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.
The Doctor’s Day is celebrated to encourage Doctor’s and their devotional work towards the society. As, the Doctor’s play an important role, in order to maintain health stability of the society. The celebrations are indicatives of the respect that they command in the lives of their patients and thus obligate them to fulfill their responsibilities as well. On this day the doctor’s of the society are privileged with awards. The medical Institutions and hospitals, celebrate this day, in honor of their respective doctors. Majority of the population depends upon the doctors for their medical reason, so, this day highlights the importance of Doctors. National Doctor's Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations, as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.
Doctor’s day is celebrated on different dates in different countries, like for example:
- Doctor’s day in India is on 1st July. It is celebrated all over the country, in order to respect the great physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on July 1, 1882 and he died on July 1, 1962, at the age of 80. He was renowned by Bharat Ratna Puraskar on 4th February, 1961.
- In United States: Doctor’s Day is celebratedin in Winder, Georgia by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond on March 30.
- In Cuba: Doctor’s Day is on the birthday of Carlos Juan Finlay, that is on December 3.
- In Iran: Doctor’s Day is celebrated on Avicenna'sbirthday, which is on August 23.