Actually, there is never one too many Children’s Days. They are a great reminder of how important children are and that we should not have a special day for them once a year, but all the time.
The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children’s Day on June 1 since 1950. Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation. Many countries have their own Children’s Days in addition to the international ones.
In Bulgaria for example, traditionally kids receive very special attention from their family, including Birthday-like presents. In the past all drivers were expected to drive with their lights on all day long to demonstrate extra vigilance over children’s safety. Now it is compulsory to drive with the lights on every day of the year.
In China, Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1 and is formally known as “the June 1 International Children’s Day”. Schools usually hold activities such as children’s performances, camping trips, or free movies on Children’s Day or the day before to allow students to have fun. Children of civil servants might also receive small gifts from the government until they are fourteen, and Civil servants who have children sometimes have a half-day holiday on June 1 to spend more time with their children.
In Germany also most parents still celebrate Children’s Day on the former date of June 1, and public events pertaining to Children’s Day take place on September 20. In quite a lot of other countries today there will be various activities. Among them are Russia, Romania, Serbia, Latvia, Estonia and many, many others.
Naturally, stuffed animals will have a big role today. They are one of the most beloved toys of children of all ages and will be often gifted to young and not-so-young. Stuffies also love to party and have fun, so today is a great day for them! Be sure to include them into your Children’s Day activities!