Children’s Day

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Children’s Day information

Children’s Day is celebrated all over the world. This tradition was initiated by Bishop Charles Leonard, pastor of the universal Redeemer church in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on the second Sunday of June in 1856. The doctor ran a special service devoted to helping children.

The International Day for the Protection of Children is celebrated in many countries as Children’s Day from June 1, 1950.

It was established by the International Women’s Democratic Federation at the congress in Moscow on November 4, 1949.

The purpose of this holiday was to make people aware that the most important thing is to protect children from war, hunger and other harm. The date was set for November 20.

Children's Day facts

Children’s Day facts

1. At first, the Children’s Day was called Rose Day, later the name was changed to the Floral Sunday.

2. From 1952, as in Slavic countries, Poland is celebrating Children’s Day on June 1.

3. In Poland, from June 1, 1994, the Sejm of Children and Youth deliberates on that day.

4. The Turks celebrate Children’s Day on April 23.

5. In most countries, the Children’s Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Children’s Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child – November 20.

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6. In Japan, children do not have a typical Children’s Day because they were separated on the Boy’s Day on May 5 and Girls on March 3. May 5 is the tradition of joint carp by father and son, which symbolizes one member of the family. Black carp is father, red – mother, blue – son. On March 3, the puppet festival is celebrated. For this reason, girls together with their parents create dolls together.

7. In France, instead of Children’s Day, there is Family Day on January 6.

8. In Mexico, special activities for children are being prepared on the occasion of the Children’s Day to celebrate this time together.

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