Don’t Fry Day is an annual celebration held on the Friday before Memorial Day. It falls on May 26th of this year. Summer is showing its highness and skin is the major part that gets affected by the heat as with the overexposure to the sun. Skin diseases are more common during this period and it has even resulted in skin cancers. Thus it is indeed necessary for anyone to take some steps in order to protect the skin all day every day. So Don’t Fry Day is just a reminder of people that highlights sun safety awareness and encourages them to stay safe from the sun.
History of Don’t Fry Day
The Don’t Fry Day has been in celebration since the year 2009. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared such a Day that aims at encouraging people to protect their skin. The Council has come up with such observance in a way to help in reducing the rate of skin cancer from overexposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is also making efforts to bring awareness about skin disease, its prevention, and early detection.
UV rays from the sun and tanning beds are found to be the primary cause of skin cancer. Most often people with light-toned skin are exposed to UV damage and when it continues will end up with skin cancer. The Day encourages people to take precautions like using a good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and wearing sunglasses and a hat. It is nothing but Slip, Slop, and Slap.
Other Celebrations on May 26
May 27 is also celebrated as
- National Paper Airplane Day
- World Lindy Hop Day
- National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
- World Dracula Day
- National Title Track Day
How to Celebrate Don’t Fry Day
On Don’t Fry Day you can take measures to protect your skin. Slip-on sunscreen and slop with sunglass, and slap on the hat. It is a great opportunity to make people around you know the importance of protecting the skin from the sun and its harmful rays. Spread knowledge about sun safety awareness and remind them of the ways to protect skin while enjoying the outdoors. You can even share your awareness about skin cancer and skin diseases on social media using the hashtag #DontFryDay.
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