Children’s Day and Handprint craft
Compiled by Elaine Gallagher Children’s Day was originally celebrated in the mid 1800’s by Protestants, who christened children on this day. But today, Children’s Day […]
Compiled by Elaine Gallagher
Children’s Day was originally celebrated in the mid 1800’s by Protestants, who christened children on this day. But today, Children’s Day has become a time to honor all children from around the world.
The United Mations general Assembly recommended in 1954 that all countries institute Universal Children’s Day in order to observe worldwide fraternity and understanding between children and activities promoting their welfare.
Mexicans celebrate Children’s Day on April 30th . Celebrations include parties at school with the traditional piñata as the highlight; where children take turns trying to break open the piñata with a big wooden stick eagerly anticipating the candies that will fall to the ground. Mexicans pay special attention to Children’s Day (Día del Niño) and gifts are given to children.
Though the forms and times of celebration around the world vary for Children’s Day, the importance of honoring the world’s children remains the focus. It is a special time, set aside, in which we can all remember how precious and valuable all children are.