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.Remind me with Google Calendar
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