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Universal Children's Day

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted...

Universal Children's Day

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

Universal Children's Day takes place annually on November 20th. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood. Universal Children's Day is preceded by International Men's Day on November 19 creating a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively during which time the positive roles men play in children's lives are recognized.
Children's Day was first celebrated globally in October 1953, sponsored by the International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children's Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. November 20th is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1956. Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states. World Children's Day is currently observed every year on the 20th of November. Today, World Children's Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries.

Observance around the world

Albania
In Albania, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1. On Children's day, Albanians give children presents, have parades, and hold ceremonies.

Angola
In Angola, International Children's Day (Dia Internacional da Criança) is celebrated on June 1 and is a national holiday.

Argentina
In Argentina, Children's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August and it's known as Día del Nino. Until the 1990s, the celebration was on the first Sunday of August. Because in some years most employees were not paid by the first Sunday, the celebration was changed to the second Sunday in August.

Armenia
In Armenia, the Children's Day is celebrated on 1 June. The tradition to celebrate the Children's Day on 1 June was inherited from the times of the Soviet Union. Usually on this day a lot of entertainment activities are organized for and with children across the country. Children's Day also presents good opportunity for organizations such as UNICEF to advocate for children's rights in different platforms and fora. The celebrations of Children's Day also continue beyond June 1 and numerous NGOs organize various events, including fundraising with participation of renowned singers, movie stars, governmental and public persons as well as top-ranking officials.

Australia
Children's Day Australia is the second Sunday in July. Children's Day Australia is a registered trademark.
In Australia, Universal Children's Day is always on the fourth Wednesday of October. Universal Children's Day calls society to a greater response to the plight of many millions of children around the world who are denied the basic necessities of a happy childhood and the education to develop their capacities. It also calls on Australians to consider those conditions in society which affect the lives and future of our own children.
Children's Week includes Universal Children's Day. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. Thousands of children across Australia are involved in activities organised by schools, childcare centres, play groups, libraries, cultural and community groups. Children's Week is great opportunity for children to be able to display their talents, skills and achievements and simply celebrate the earlier years of childhood. Events and activities focus on language and literacy, health, sport and recreation, the arts and science, as well as children's cultural, social and emotional needs.

Azerbaijan
In Azerbaijan, Children's Day has been celebrated on June 1 since the times of the Soviet union.

Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, Children's Day is celebrated on March 17. It is the birthday of the father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This day is a national holiday.

Bolivia
In Bolivia, Children's Day (Día del Nino) is celebrated on April 12.

Brazil
In Brazil, Children's Day (In portuguese: Dia das Crianças) is celebrated on October 12, coinciding with Our Lady of Aparecida's day, the country's Patron Saint, which is holiday. In Brazil, children's day is celebrated when parents give gifts to their kids.

Bulgaria
In Bulgaria, children's day is celebrated on 1 June. Traditionally kids receive very special attention from their family, including Birthday-like presents. All drivers are expected to drive with their lights on all day long to demonstrate extra vigilance over children's safety.

Canada
Canada's 'National Child Day' is held on November 20 each year. National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

Central Africa
In Congo, Congo DR, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Chad, Central African Republic, Children's Day is celebrated on December 25 to honour all the children there.

Chile
In Chile, Children's Day is officially recognised, and assigned to the first Wednesday of October. However, it's observed on the first Sunday of August. It retains none of the international flavor as a day to recognize the needs of or rights of children, but is observed merely as a commercial holiday dedicated to buying toys for children.

China
In the People's Republic of China, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and is formally known as 'the June 1 International Children's Day' (Simplified Chinese: ???????; pinyin: liu yi guó ji ér tóng jié). When the People's Republic of China was first established in 1949, the State Council (Cabinet) designated a half-day holiday for all primary schools on June 1. This was later made into a full day's break in 1956 with The Announcement by the State Council to make June 1 Children's Day a One-Day Holiday. Schools usually hold activities such as camping trips or free movies on Children's Day to allow students to have fun, and children of civil servants might also receive small gifts from the government. Entrance ceremonies of the Young Pioneers of China are usually held on June 1 as well.

Colombia
In Colombia, Children's Day is celebrated in the second to last weekend of April.

Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, Children's Day is celebrated on September 9.

Croatia
In Croatia, Children's Day is celebrated on November 11.

Cuba
In Cuba, Children's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July.

Czech Republic
In Czech Republic, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1.

Ecuador
In Ecuador, Children's Day (Día del Nino) is celebrated on June 1. Generally, kids up to 12 years old receive presents.

Egypt
In Egypt, Children's Day is celebrated every November 20 with festivals and games for children.

El Salvador
In El Salvador, Children's Day is celebrated on October 1. Parents play with their children on this day.

Finland
In Finland, Children's Day is known as Day of children's rights and is celebrated on 20 November and it's the same in the UK.

Former and current Communist and Socialist countries
In Russia, as well as other former Soviet Union states, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, other former or current communist states, Albania, Angola, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, East Germany, Kosovo, Laos, Republic of Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tanzania and Yemen, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1.
This list includes 25 countries which regained independence from USSR, seceded from Yugoslavia Federation, as well as Czechoslovakia and Ethiopia after their respective splits.

Germany
In Germany, during the Cold War, Children's Day (Kindertag) was handled quite differently in West Germany and East Germany. While East Germany (GDR) celebrated International Children's Day (Internationaler Kindertag) on June 1, West Germany (FRG) celebrated Universal Children's Day (Weltkindertag) on September 20.Universal Children's Day.

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

Universal Children's Day takes place annually on November 20th. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood. Universal Children's Day is preceded by International Men's Day on November 19 creating a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively during which time the positive roles men play in children's lives are recognized.
Children's Day was first celebrated globally in October 1953, sponsored by the International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children's Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. November 20th is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1956. Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states. World Children's Day is currently observed every year on the 20th of November. Today, World Children's Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries.

Observance around the world

Albania
In Albania, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1. On Children's day, Albanians give children presents, have parades, and hold ceremonies.

Angola
In Angola, International Children's Day (Dia Internacional da Criança) is celebrated on June 1 and is a national holiday.

Argentina
In Argentina, Children's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August and it's known as Día del Nino. Until the 1990s, the celebration was on the first Sunday of August. Because in some years most employees were not paid by the first Sunday, the celebration was changed to the second Sunday in August.

Armenia
In Armenia, the Children's Day is celebrated on 1 June. The tradition to celebrate the Children's Day on 1 June was inherited from the times of the Soviet Union. Usually on this day a lot of entertainment activities are organized for and with children across the country. Children's Day also presents good opportunity for organizations such as UNICEF to advocate for children's rights in different platforms and fora. The celebrations of Children's Day also continue beyond June 1 and numerous NGOs organize various events, including fundraising with participation of renowned singers, movie stars, governmental and public persons as well as top-ranking officials.

Australia
Children's Day Australia is the second Sunday in July. Children's Day Australia is a registered trademark.
In Australia, Universal Children's Day is always on the fourth Wednesday of October. Universal Children's Day calls society to a greater response to the plight of many millions of children around the world who are denied the basic necessities of a happy childhood and the education to develop their capacities. It also calls on Australians to consider those conditions in society which affect the lives and future of our own children.
Children's Week includes Universal Children's Day. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. Thousands of children across Australia are involved in activities organised by schools, childcare centres, play groups, libraries, cultural and community groups. Children's Week is great opportunity for children to be able to display their talents, skills and achievements and simply celebrate the earlier years of childhood. Events and activities focus on language and literacy, health, sport and recreation, the arts and science, as well as children's cultural, social and emotional needs.

Azerbaijan
In Azerbaijan, Children's Day has been celebrated on June 1 since the times of the Soviet union.

Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, Children's Day is celebrated on March 17. It is the birthday of the father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This day is a national holiday.

Bolivia
In Bolivia, Children's Day (Día del Nino) is celebrated on April 12.

Brazil
In Brazil, Children's Day (In portuguese: Dia das Crianças) is celebrated on October 12, coinciding with Our Lady of Aparecida's day, the country's Patron Saint, which is holiday. In Brazil, children's day is celebrated when parents give gifts to their kids.

Bulgaria
In Bulgaria, children's day is celebrated on 1 June. Traditionally kids receive very special attention from their family, including Birthday-like presents. All drivers are expected to drive with their lights on all day long to demonstrate extra vigilance over children's safety.

Canada
Canada's 'National Child Day' is held on November 20 each year. National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

Central Africa
In Congo, Congo DR, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Chad, Central African Republic, Children's Day is celebrated on December 25 to honour all the children there.

Chile
In Chile, Children's Day is officially recognised, and assigned to the first Wednesday of October. However, it's observed on the first Sunday of August. It retains none of the international flavor as a day to recognize the needs of or rights of children, but is observed merely as a commercial holiday dedicated to buying toys for children.

China
In the People's Republic of China, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and is formally known as 'the June 1 International Children's Day' (Simplified Chinese: ???????; pinyin: liu yi guó ji ér tóng jié). When the People's Republic of China was first established in 1949, the State Council (Cabinet) designated a half-day holiday for all primary schools on June 1. This was later made into a full day's break in 1956 with The Announcement by the State Council to make June 1 Children's Day a One-Day Holiday. Schools usually hold activities such as camping trips or free movies on Children's Day to allow students to have fun, and children of civil servants might also receive small gifts from the government. Entrance ceremonies of the Young Pioneers of China are usually held on June 1 as well.

Colombia
In Colombia, Children's Day is celebrated in the second to last weekend of April.

Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, Children's Day is celebrated on September 9.

Croatia
In Croatia, Children's Day is celebrated on November 11.

Cuba
In Cuba, Children's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July.

Czech Republic
In Czech Republic, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1.

Ecuador
In Ecuador, Children's Day (Día del Nino) is celebrated on June 1. Generally, kids up to 12 years old receive presents.

Egypt
In Egypt, Children's Day is celebrated every November 20 with festivals and games for children.

El Salvador
In El Salvador, Children's Day is celebrated on October 1. Parents play with their children on this day.

Finland
In Finland, Children's Day is known as Day of children's rights and is celebrated on 20 November and it's the same in the UK.

Former and current Communist and Socialist countries
In Russia, as well as other former Soviet Union states, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, other former or current communist states, Albania, Angola, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, East Germany, Kosovo, Laos, Republic of Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tanzania and Yemen, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1.
This list includes 25 countries which regained independence from USSR, seceded from Yugoslavia Federation, as well as Czechoslovakia and Ethiopia after their respective splits.

Germany
In Germany, during the Cold War, Children's Day (Kindertag) was handled quite differently in West Germany and East Germany. While East Germany (GDR) celebrated International Children's Day (Internationaler Kindertag) on June 1, West Germany (FRG) celebrated Universal Children's Day (Weltkindertag) on September 20.Universal Children's Day

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

Universal Children's Day takes place annually on November 20th. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood. Universal Children's Day is preceded by International Men's Day on November 19 creating a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively during which time the positive roles men play in children's lives are recognized.
Children's Day was first celebrated globally in October 1953, sponsored by the International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children's Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. November 20th is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1956. Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states. World Children's Day is currently observed every year on the 20th of November. Today, World Children's Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries.

Observance around the world

Albania
In Albania, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1. On Children's day, Albanians give children presents, have parades, and hold ceremonies.

Angola
In Angola, International Children's Day (Dia Internacional da Criança) is celebrated on June 1 and is a national holiday.

Argentina
In Argentina, Children's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August and it's known as Día del Nino. Until the 1990s, the celebration was on the first Sunday of August. Because in some years most employees were not paid by the first Sunday, the celebration was changed to the second Sunday in August.

Armenia
In Armenia, the Children's Day is celebrated on 1 June. The tradition to celebrate the Children's Day on 1 June was inherited from the times of the Soviet Union. Usually on this day a lot of entertainment activities are organized for and with children across the country. Children's Day also presents good opportunity for organizations such as UNICEF to advocate for children's rights in different platforms and fora. The celebrations of Children's Day also continue beyond June 1 and numerous NGOs organize various events, including fundraising with participation of renowned singers, movie stars, governmental and public persons as well as top-ranking officials.

Australia
Children's Day Australia is the second Sunday in July. Children's Day Australia is a registered trademark.
In Australia, Universal Children's Day is always on the fourth Wednesday of October. Universal Children's Day calls society to a greater response to the plight of many millions of children around the world who are denied the basic necessities of a happy childhood and the education to develop their capacities. It also calls on Australians to consider those conditions in society which affect the lives and future of our own children.
Children's Week includes Universal Children's Day. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. Thousands of children across Australia are involved in activities organised by schools, childcare centres, play groups, libraries, cultural and community groups. Children's Week is great opportunity for children to be able to display their talents, skills and achievements and simply celebrate the earlier years of childhood. Events and activities focus on language and literacy, health, sport and recreation, the arts and science, as well as children's cultural, social and emotional needs.

Azerbaijan
In Azerbaijan, Children's Day has been celebrated on June 1 since the times of the Soviet union.

Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, Children's Day is celebrated on March 17. It is the birthday of the father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This day is a national holiday.

Bolivia
In Bolivia, Children's Day (Día del Nino) is celebrated on April 12.

Brazil
In Brazil, Children's Day (In portuguese: Dia das Crianças) is celebrated on October 12, coinciding with Our Lady of Aparecida's day, the country's Patron Saint, which is holiday. In Brazil, children's day is celebrated when parents give gifts to their kids.

Bulgaria
In Bulgaria, children's day is celebrated on 1 June. Traditionally kids receive very special attention from their family, including Birthday-like presents. All drivers are expected to drive with their lights on all day long to demonstrate extra vigilance over children's safety.

Canada
Canada's 'National Child Day' is held on November 20 each year. National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

Central Africa
In Congo, Congo DR, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Chad, Central African Republic, Children's Day is celebrated on December 25 to honour all the children there.

Chile
In Chile, Children's Day is officially recognised, and assigned to the first Wednesday of October. However, it's observed on the first Sunday of August. It retains none of the international flavor as a day to recognize the needs of or rights of children, but is observed merely as a commercial holiday dedicated to buying toys for children.

China
In the People's Republic of China, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and is formally known as 'the June 1 International Children's Day' (Simplified Chinese: ???????; pinyin: liu yi guó ji ér tóng jié). When the People's Republic of China was first established in 1949, the State Council (Cabinet) designated a half-day holiday for all primary schools on June 1. This was later made into a full day's break in 1956 with The Announcement by the State Council to make June 1 Children's Day a One-Day Holiday. Schools usually hold activities such as camping trips or free movies on Children's Day to allow students to have fun, and children of civil servants might also receive small gifts from the government. Entrance ceremonies of the Young Pioneers of China are usually held on June 1 as well.

Colombia
In Colombia, Children's Day is celebrated in the second to last weekend of April.

Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, Children's Day is celebrated on September 9.

Croatia
In Croatia, Children's Day is celebrated on November 11.

Cuba
In Cuba, Children's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July.

Czech Republic
In Czech Republic, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1.

Ecuador
In Ecuador, Children's Day (Día del Nino) is celebrated on June 1. Generally, kids up to 12 years old receive presents.

Egypt
In Egypt, Children's Day is celebrated every November 20 with festivals and games for children.

El Salvador
In El Salvador, Children's Day is celebrated on October 1. Parents play with their children on this day.

Finland
In Finland, Children's Day is known as Day of children's rights and is celebrated on 20 November and it's the same in the UK.

Former and current Communist and Socialist countries
In Russia, as well as other former Soviet Union states, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, other former or current communist states, Albania, Angola, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, East Germany, Kosovo, Laos, Republic of Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tanzania and Yemen, Children's Day is celebrated on June 1.
This list includes 25 countries which regained independence from USSR, seceded from Yugoslavia Federation, as well as Czechoslovakia and Ethiopia after their respective splits.

Germany
In Germany, during the Cold War, Children's Day (Kindertag) was handled quite differently in West Germany and East Germany. While East Germany (GDR) celebrated International Children's Day (Internationaler Kindertag) on June 1, West Germany (FRG) celebrated Universal Children's Day (Weltkindertag) on September 20.
The customs of Children's Day were also significantly different in West and East Germany. In East Germany, the holiday was introduced in 1950, and was from then held on a yearly basis for the children. On this day of the year, children would typically be congratulated and would receive presents from their parents and did special activities in school, such as field trips and the like.
In West Germany, Children's Day Universal Children's Day laid his momentum not on games and presents, but more on political efforts to strengthen children's rights. See Jugendamt.
After the reunification of East and West Germany occurred in 1990, Universal Children's Day has become official for whole Germany. This, however, was not accepted by large parts of the East German population. 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.

Guatemala
In Guatemala, Children's Day is celebrated on October 1.

Honduras
In Honduras, Children's Day is celebrated on September 10.

Hong Kong SAR, China
Children's Day (???), is celebrated on fourth of April before having been established in 1931 at the same time as the Republic of China.

Hungary
In 1931, Hungary started Children's Day although then it was called Children's Week, but since 1950 it has only been a day, the last Sunday in May.

Haiti
In Haiti, Children's Day is celebrated on April 8. It took the place with Universal Children's Day on December 1.

Indonesia
In Indonesia, Children's Day is celebrated on July 23.

India
In India, the Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, who he saw as the bright future of India.
Many functions are organized in schools, offices and other organizations. Most schools hold cultural performances on this day, run by the children themselves. Teachers also get involved, and may perform songs and dances for their students. The State and the Central governments also make it a point to showcase Children's films as part of Film festivals organized in many parts of the country on this date. All over the country, various cultural, social, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun.
Iran
In Iran, the Children's day is celebrated on 8 October (17 Mehr).

Ireland
In Ireland, Children's day is celebrated on 25th March.

Israel
In Israel, Children's Day is celebrated on October 4.

Japan
Japan's Children's Day (???? kodomo no hi?) is celebrated on May 5, a National Holiday since 1948. There is a long tradition, from the 8th century, to celebrate children's day twice a year; March 3 for girls and on May 5 for boys. On March 3, also known as the Doll Festival, Japanese people decorate their households with traditional Heian Period doll sets and plum blossom, and drink Amazake. On May 5, also known as ????? (tango-no sekku), they fly carp streamers outside, display Samurai dolls, and eat chimaki.
There were some who argued in 1948 that March 3 should also be a National Holiday.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea
North Korean Children's Day is celebrated on June 2 as the International Children's Day (?? ???). Before 1945, it was celebrated on May 1.

Republic of Korea
In South Korea, May 5 is officially recognized as Children's Day (????). Parents often give presents to their children, as well as spend time with them. The children are taken on excursions to zoos, museums, and various venues of children-oriented entertainment.
The Children's Day at first gained attention from innovative Korean students and social leaders on the basis of the March 1st Movement to achieve the Korean independence from the Japanese colonialism. From Jinju, many people gathered to promote and to improve the social status of children and encourage adults to teach awareness of the deprived sovereignty. Since then, several groups of children and students studying in Tokyo agreed to designate May 1 as the day in 1922. The predominant figure, Bang Jeong Hwan (???) greatly contributed the enhancement of participation from the Korean intellectuals, while the Laborer's Day also tapped together and moved the day toward May 5. Bang Jeon Hwan first coined the modern Korean word for children, eorini (???), replacing the previous words aenom (??) and aesaekki (???). Until 1939, Japanese authorities
Source:
http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Day

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