|When children's Day is Celebrated?|
children's day is celebrated on the 1st of June each year, though it is
not a common phenomenon in many countries. children's day is often
confused with Universal Children's Day which is celebrated on November
History of International Children’s Day
ICD is said to have originated in Turkey in 1920(April 23) and later in
Geneva, Switzerland in 1925.children's day was a coincidence that two
very important events took place on 1st June 1925. The first was the
World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva and at the
same time the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco gathered a number
of Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.Since both
these incidents had the idea of child welfare at their core, 1st of June
began to be celebrated as International children's day thereafter but
it were largely restricted to the communist countries and continue to be
restricted, even after the atrophying of communism. There is often
little public awareness of International children's day in the western
world and the central Asian continent.
International Children’s Day Celebration in Different Country
of the nations in the western world, the Middle East, Africa and the
southern hemisphere have their own particular so called "Children's
day", which they celebrate during different times of the year. Australia
celebrates "Children's Day" on the fourth Wednesday of October. Brazil
celebrates children's day on October 12th, which is also the day of Our
Lady of Aparecida, a public holiday in Brazil. In India children's day
is celebrated on the 14th of November, in honor of the birthday of Pt.
Jawaharlal Nehru (the first prime minister of free India) owing to his
excessive fondness of children.
International Children’s Day in Europe
being a prominent phenomenon in Europe, International children's day
has acquired an important place in the agenda of United Nations and its
concerned agencies, especially UNICEF (United Nations international
children's emergency fund). This year children welfare is also going to
be an important point of discussion in the G8 summit meeting in
Heiligendamm, Germany from the 6th to 8th June (owing to it's proximity
to 1st June). The major concerns will be poverty in the African nations
and the prevention on HIV among children in the same nations.
International Children’s Day at China
year on the 1st of June, as part of the tradition in China (one of the
nations that laid the foundations of this day) the celebrations went on
in full swing when Chinese President, Hu Jintao, spend the day playing
games with children. Hu, accompanied by a group of high-ranking
officials, visited a kindergarten and a primary school at a small town
of the Daxing District in southern Beijing, which mainly take in
children of nearby farmers and migrant workers. Hu joined the children
in playing with toy bricks at the kindergartenand played basketball and
rope skipping with students at the school.
Recognition of International Children’s Day
of the prominence that International children's day gets in nations
like China and Poland, it practically remains an arcane in the majority
of nations of the world. However, what demarcates it from other public
holidays is the hope that it sheds over the future of children, the
architects of tomorrow, especially those thriving for "just existence"
in the underdeveloped world. The participation of agencies like UNICEF,
G8 and other charitable organizations makes it an endeavor that is a
giant leap towards peace and unification of humanity giving all those
involved in the process that the world is ONE FAMILY.
How about in Vietnam?
June 1st was a special
holiday in Vietnam-- Children’s Day. Children's day is a special day
dedicated to honoring kids' children in Vietnam receive special gifts
from their parents or go out on family outings.