On June 1, International Children’s Day is observed annually. Various countries around the world came together in Geneva in 1925 and declared June 1 as International Children’s Day.
The announcement to it was made during the world conference held for the well being of the children in Geneva, Switzerland. Following which the government around the world decided to observe International children’s Day to highlight children’s issue.
However many nations continue to have their own children’s day based on cultural and historical references.
The day witness carious functions and events specifically designed for children. Across the globe, hundreds of events are organized to engage the children. Talks and conferences in how to bring up children and issues pertaining are held. The day also promotes and advocates better child rights and building an environment promoting child development.
International Children’s day focus on the need to have a law that can build a better world for the children. The day also highlights various issues faced by children around the world.
This year, China is celebrating the day with various festivities and activities promoting the physical and mental growth of the children. Painting, dancing, singing, puzzle solving, sculpture making and various activities are held in the country.
The International Day for protection of Children is also observed on June 2 which has helped bring more focus on June 1 as the internationally recognized day to celebrate children and to also promote their needs.