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Five Festivals You Never Celebrated in May

Viewed 1989 times 2014-5-25 10:26 |System category:News| May, Festivals, Pulmonary, Hypertenstion

How much do you know about festivals and holidays in May? Probably, May Day holiday (Labor Day), Youth Day, Mother’s Day, International Nurse Day, or International Museum Day. Each of them has its distinctive features or stories to remind us to thank or commemorate our common but precious virtues.

What the pity is there are still some festivals that have long been proposed but seldom celebrated or mentioned in our mainstream social life.

1)   May 5 World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

2)   May 15 MPS Awareness Day

3)   May 15 TSC Global Awareness Day

4)   May 17 International Day Against Homophobia

5)   May 18 2014, National Day of the Disabled (the Third Sunday of of Each May)

I don’t want to elaborate the origins and stories on these days, but if some one happened to read this article and having interests, I hope you can find out by yourself, through you critical thinking and throw out some deep-rooted ideas.

Next time, when you encounter some young and good-looking girl who is reluctant to give seats to the seniors, you may not despised her instead of thinking of “blue lips” or having “pulmonary hypertension”;

Next time, when you are dinning out with strange-looking children, you may not stare at them shockingly and ask your child to keep away from them;

Next time, when you fill out registration form, you probably have a second thought about sex;

Next time, when you see somebody are using wheelchair or walking stick, do not push them, do not rush to help them instead of thinking of your old age and asked them “May I help you”.

These five national and international days representing five distinctive communities that have long been neglected and separated from our mainstream. They are not rare and vulnerable group that needs our attention or waste our resources, but distinguished and abled persons that should enjoy equal rights as everyone.

Whether you noticed or not, they are there, always there and probably next to you. So why not reach out your hands to celebrate with them for the world’s brilliant varies? 

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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