Today, people celebrate their professional holiday, thanks to the caring hands of which many of us were born. For more than two decades, May 5 has been celebrated as International Day of the Midwife.
The idea of the holiday was proposed by the International Association of Midwives at a conference in the Netherlands in 1987. This day acquired the status of an official holiday only in 1992. Today it is celebrated in more than 50 countries.
The main purpose of the holiday is to inform the population about the importance of the work of midwives. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this profession, because it is the midwife, her experience, knowledge and skills that very often determine the life and health of mother and child.