Weights and Measures Day
Weights and Measures Day is celebrated on May 20 of every year. Weights and Measures Day honours 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 it 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 honours the anniversary of 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 unity of SI weights and measures across the world. It processed through a series of consultative committees. It carries out the measurement-related researches. It also takes part in organising the international comparisons of national measurement standards.
Other Celebrations on May 20
May 20 is also celebrated as
- National Pick Strawberries Day
- National Be a Millionaire Day
- National Quiche Lorraine Day
- International Clinical Trials Day
How to Celebrate Weights and Measures 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 the 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.