National Doctor’s Day
National Doctor’s Day is all about thanking your physician for all they do for their patients, their communities and society. It is their hard work and dedication that helps to keep us all healthy. This holiday dates back to March 30, 1933. It was originally started by Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a prominent Georgian doctor, who wanted to create a day just for recognizing and honoring doctors. The doctor’s who are dealing with the latest pandemic, the Corona Virus, in 2020, should especially be thanked for helping everyone during these very difficult times.
When is Doctor’s Day?
Celebrated annually on March 30th
How to Celebrate the Day?
- Personally thank your doctor for everything he/she does throughout the year
- You can send a card or some flowers
- If you work in a doctor’s office, host a luncheon
- Add a section to the doctor’s website and allow patients to wish them well
- Place a red carnation on a doctor’s grave
- In light of everything that is going on this year – provide your doctor or a hospital with the equipment they need; a mask would be a great thank you.
Facts/Trivia About Doctor’s Day:
- The senate declared the holiday on March 30, 1991.
- First observed in Winder, Georgia.
- Started by Eudora Brown Almond as a way to thank her husband, who was a doctor.
- The holiday dates back to 1933.
- Red carnations are the flower for this special day.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on March 30th:
- Celine Dion – Pop singer
- Robert Bunsen – Inventor of Bunsen Burner
- Richard Sherman – NFL player
- Vincent Van Gogh – Painter
- MC Hammer – Rapper
- Brooke Astor – American philanthropist
- Robbie Coltrane – Actor
- Peter Marshall – Game show host
Popular Social Media Hashtags:
#doctorsday, #doctors #doctor #doctorslife
Other holidays to celebrate in March include: St. Patrick’s Day, Read Across America, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, and National Grammar Day.