World Red Cross Red Crescent Day
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely
8 May every year: Celebrating the birthday of the founder of the Red Cross.
8 May is the birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross, born in Geneva in 1828, and recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
The British Red Cross has a web page with suggestions for activities, assemblies and posters to use in schools for World Red Cross Red Crescent Day. You can find out more about the history of the Red Cross in general on the International Committee of the Red Cross website. You can also find out about the different emblems of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
You could mark World Red Cross Red Crescent Day in your school by learning about the activities of the Red Cross and about disaster relief in general. You could also browse through the resources listed on our database under the topic of ‘Disasters’.