Children are blessings of God and a child in the family brings happiness and joy. Children’s day is celebrated across the globe to celebrate children and their happiness.
When do People Celebrate Children’s Day?
Each country across the globe has a specific date on which Children’s Day is celebrated. Children’s Day is celebrated on 1st June globally by most of the countries in the world. This day is marked as Children’s Day in about 50 countries. The initiation of global children’s day was proclaimed to have started from the United Kingdom in 1954 to promote the betterment of children. The aim of the children’s day is to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children. This day, people across the globe discuss measures to be taken for the benefit of children and promote the welfare of the world’s children in both developed and under-developed countries.
Children’s Day in India
In India Children’s day is celebrated on the birthday of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India. Because of his love for children, his birthday has been recognized as Children’s Day. He was born on the 14th of November. Children use to fondly call him Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chachaji (Uncle). As per recommendations by the United Nations, Universal Children’s Holiday is celebrated on 20th November. Jawahar Lal Nehru uses to emphasize the importance of love and affection for children which helps in the overall growth and development of the children. Chachaji expired on 27 May 1964, and after his death, it was decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas or Children’s Day in India. Prior to the death of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Children’s Day in India was celebrated on 20th November.
Universal Children’s Day
The United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1959. On 20 November 1989, adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on 20 November.
Children’s Day Celebrations
Children’s Day is celebrated to define children’s rights and implementation of children’s right which are important for the care and education. In schools, teachers organize games, competitions and other fun activities to encourage children. There can be theme events in which children are asked to dress and wear colorful clothes. Often schools take children out to the zoo, museums, picnics, trekking, etc. Apart from schools, government and non-government organizations conduct various activities and events to make the innocent and fragile hearts smile and cheer. TV channels also broadcast shows based on the children’s day theme.
Not only teachers but parents also put the effort into celebrating the day giving their children greeting cards and pleasing them. Parents and teachers gift children with toys, magical storybooks, and school.
The day is dedicated to children and the events should be carried out considering their likes and dislikes about places and food items. A Children’s Day Eaasy party would be a great option. Music, party games and children’s food items with educational videos can be entertaining and fun.