World Red Cross Day


Every year on May 8, people around the world come together to celebrate World Red Cross Day. This special day commemorates the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, a Swiss businessman and social
activist, who was born on May 8, 1828 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was
the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and
the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize as well. The first Red Cross
Day was celebrated on 8 May 1948.

The theme designated for World Red Cross Day in this year is “I give
with joy, and the joy I give is a reward.” This theme promotes the idea
of giving with a sense of joy and recognizing that the joy experienced in
the act of giving itself is a rewarding outcome.

The World Red Cross Day is a celebration of the selfless individuals the
staff, volunteers, and members who tirelessly extend a helping hand to
those in need worldwide. Whether in times of natural disasters,
conflicts, or health crises, the Red Cross Movement stands as a beacon of hope, exemplifying the power of collective action in addressing
humanitarian challenges.

On May 8, as we celebrate World Red Cross Day, this day encourages
everyone to contribute positively towards the cause of peace. It’s a
time to remember the important ideas that started the Red Cross and
to thank all the people who have helped others over the years.

The Red Cross Movement is like a big family with millions of people
from all over the world. World Red Cross Day brings us all together,
especially when things are tough. It reminds us that we’re connected
and that we can make the world a better place if we work together.


Written By: Dulyana Silva

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