May 12, 2021
International Nurses Day
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Born in 1820, Nightingale is the founder of modern nursing. Each year, the International Council of Nurses prepares and distributes the International Nurses' Day Kit. The kit contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was started in 1998. On May 12 of each year, people world-wide strive to spread awareness for fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions through events, online ventures, and personal efforts. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
National Third Shift Workers Day
National Third Shift Workers Day, is observed annually on the second Wednesday in May to honor the those who work during non-daylight hours. The third shift, also referred to as the midnight shift, the night shift, or the graveyard shift, usually starts just before midnight until mid-morning.