May 8, 2018
National Teacher Appreciation Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year. On National Teacher Appreciation Day and during National Teacher Appreciation Week, we show our educators how much we value their service in the classroom, how much we appreciate all they do for our students and families, and how thankful we are for their contributions to our national progress.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (born May 8, 1828), the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize. It is an opportunity to celebrate the bravery and the achievements of the volunteers and staff members who ensure that we keep our commitment to humanity every day by being there before, during, and after a disaster, health crisis or conflict.