Do you know a physician who has had a significant impact on your life? They could be a friend, co-worker, or even your doctor. If so, celebrate their contribution to your community on National Doctor’s Day.
March 30th is the official day dedicated to observing doctors’ for their achievements and everything they provide within our communities. The day is a common tradition throughout the world. Numerous countries celebrate on different days of the year for their cultural reasons.
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National Doctor’s Day
March 30th marks the annual day that recognizes physicians for their contributions to society. The day was established by the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond in 1933. Edora Brown Almond desired a day to honor physicians. So, she sent out a greeting card and placed red carnations on the graves of doctors who had passed away. The flower is now considered a symbol of National Doctor’s Day.
Even though that was the first observance of the day, it was not declared an official national holiday until much later. George W. Bush proclaimed on February 21, 1991, that the day is officially recognized nationwide.
A Doctor’s Contributions
People often see physicians as heroes. They go through almost a decade of education learning how to save lives. Doctors’ usually work well over the average 40 hours per week consistently on their feet for extended periods of time. Their job description entails the ability to work swiftly and diligently under pressure.
Not only that, but doctors often have to play detective by piecing all the vague and random symptoms into a diagnosis that can not just change a persons life but save life.
Ask them why they do it, and they’ll tell you that they love their jobs. Doctors’ choose their professions because they want to save lives and help others. It’s their mission in life to protect yours from the unforeseen dangers that linger in or around our bodies. A doctor’s skill set and knowledge is their superpower, and the passion they have for their jobs is what makes them our heroes.
How the Day is Celebrated
While we don’t know how the majority of clinics around the nation will celebrate, we can safely assert that care of their patients will still be the top priority of the day (maybe with some yummy snacks).
If there’s a doctor in your life who has helped or inspired you, do something sweet for them March 30th. Send them a card, get them flowers, or take them to lunch. Let them know that their dedication to saving and healing lives is recognized and appreciated.
How Other Countries Celebrate
Brazil celebrates Doctor’s Day in remembrance of the birth of Saint Luke, the physician. Many Spanish speaking countries such as Spain and Cuba hold their day on December 3rd to commemorate the birthday of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Carlos Juan Finlay. Born in in 1833, he was the doctor and scientist that discovered mosquitos were the cause of yellow fever.
Doctor’s Day is recognized in Ontario, Canada on May 1st each year to honor the first female physician in Canada Emily Stowe. Another country that dedicates a day out of the year just for doctors’ is India. Their celebrations are for the country’s most famous doctor, B.C. Roy. Dr. Roy began his career in 1911 and made significant contributions as the leader of the Indian National Congress. July first was chosen in not only remembrance of his birth, but also his death.
Several countries celebrate Doctor’s Day for different reasons. Most of which is to honor an individual doctor who made significant and extensive contributions to their nations and the citizens who reside there. Without doctors’ our lives would be shorter and less healthy. That’s why they deserve to be celebrated and honored. Doctor’s have been around for ages; our existence would strain and possibly even cease to be if there wasn’t someone willing to provide healing to the sick and suffering.
Thank You From Homes for Heroes
Doctor’s are essential members of our communities. Could you imagine what we would do without them when we got the flu or broke a bone? Physicians and healers date back to the origins of history. Homes for Heroes thanks doctors’ everywhere for their contributions and care to their patients and communities.
National Doctor’s Day is about celebrating the achievements of physicians and their endowments to society. Show the doctor in your life appreciation on March 30th for what they’ve done for you. Homes for Heroes is grateful for the heroic service of physicians everywhere. Humans wouldn’t exist without your knowledge of our anatomy and willingness to care for it as a profession.
We see the long hours and exhaustion you feel on a daily basis. We see how well you work under pressure and wonder with amazement how you accomplish everything you do. That is why Homes for Heroes considers you a hero. You do things that make us wonder how and you enjoy yourself while doing so. Thank you for your daily contributions.