NATIONAL DOCTOR’S DAY 2018

It’s not easy to have a father as a doctor.  This is especially true if he happens to be the only doctor in the region specialized in a certain field of specialization, such as, anaesthesiology or neurology!  If you’re married to one, be ready for his long absence in family gatherings due to emergency cases at the hospital.  After all, he married his profession before he married you!

When is the National Doctor’s Day in 2018?

The National Doctor’s Day is on March 30, 2018, a Friday.

The National Doctor’s Day is always observed in the United States of America on the 30th day of March each year.

The Origin and History of the National Doctor’s Day:

The first observance of this special day is on March 30, 1933 by Eudora Brown Almond at Winder, Georgia. In 1958, The United States House of Representatives adopted a decree commemorating Doctor’s Day.

This was further recognized in October 30, 1990 upon the approval of the US House and Senate as signed by President George Bush.  S.J. RES. #366 or Public Law 101-473 designated March 30 of each year as the National Doctor’s Day.

The National Doctor’s Day symbol -Theme:

Red carnations are the 2014 symbolic flower.  It was chosen as they represent the qualities of a good doctor, which are, sacrifice, compassion, courage, valour and love.  The National Doctor’s Day Organization had also created a logo which is a registered property.

The National Doctor’s Day Purpose and Celebration:

The first formal celebration of this event was in 1991.  From the 1933 observance of sending greeting cards and placing of flowers on the grave of deceased physicians, the celebration had become more diverse and creative with the passing years.

This distinct day is a tribute to all medical practitioners who serve America by caring for its constituents.  Civic organizations, spearheaded by the National Doctor’s Day Organization, organize various activities.  Sending a pot of red carnation with a note of gratitude would also be nice.

When is the National Doctor’s Day in 2019?

The National Doctor’s Day is on March 30, 2019, a Saturday.