National Doctors' Day in the USA Date in the current year: March 30, 2016

National Doctors' Day in the USA Today we have a great reason to say “thank you” to our physicians, for all that they do for us. It's National Doctors' Day, that is celebrated annually on March 30.

The very first observance of this holiday was on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, wanted a special holiday to honor the work of physicians. The first Doctors' Day was observed with greeting cards sent to physicians and flowers placed on the graves of deceased doctors. A red carnation was chosen as a symbolic flower for this day.

Doctors' Day was recognized as a holiday only in 1958, when the United States House of Representatives adopted a Resolution Commemorating Doctor's Day. President George Bush signed S.J. RES, #366 in 1990, that designated March 30 as National Doctors' Day, thus bringing this holiday out to a national level.

Celebrate this holiday by sending a “thank you” greeting card to your physician and lay red carnation on the grave of a deceased doctor. Also you can drop by your doctor's office with a homemade snack basket or tray.

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