Weights and Measures Day is celebrated on May 20 of every year. Weights and Measures Day honors the signing of the Metre Convention (an international treaty) signed on 20 May 1875. The critical part of our weight loss and weight management is portion control. Measuring cups, spoons, and food scales are the important tools to have in your kitchen to manage the portion sizes.

A measurement is not an absolute thing, but only relates one entity to another.” – H.T. Pledge

History of Weights and Measures Day

The exact origin and the founder of Weights and Measures Day are still unknown. But the day honors the anniversary of the International Treaty signing on May 20, 1875. The signing is based at the Pavillon de Breteuil in Sevres, France. It was a 10.7-acre site granted to the Bureau by the French Government in 1876. As per the authority of the Metric Convention, the BIPM helps to ensure the unity of SI weights and measures across the world. It is processed through a series of consultative committees. It carries out measurement-related research. It also takes part in organizing the international comparisons of national measurement standards.

Weights and Measures Day

Other Celebrations on May 20

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How to Celebrate the day

Celebrate the day by brushing up on the useful measures that you have not yet quite mastered. Another way to celebrate the day is by paying homage to obsolete measures like Chaldron, the scruple, the clove, and the root. Then post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #WeightsandMeasuresDay.

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