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1 june


International Childrens Day 2011

When children's day is celebrated?
International children's day iscelebrated on the 1st of Juneeach year, though it is not a common phenomenon in many countries. children's day is often confused with UniversalChildren's Day which is celebrated on November 20th.

History of International Children’s Day
The ICD is said to have originated in turkey in 1920(April 23) and later in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925.children's day was a coincidence that two very important events took place on 1st June 1925. The first was the World Conference for the Well-being of Childrenin Geneva and at the same time the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco gathered a number of Chinese orphans to celebratethe Dragon Boat Festival.Since both these incidents had the idea of childwelfare at their core, 1st of June began to be celebrated as International children's day thereafter but it were largely restricted to the communist countries and continue to be restricted, even after the atrophying of communism. There is often little public awareness of International children's day inthe western world and the central Asian continent.

International Children’s Day celebration in different country
Most of the nations in the western world, the Middle East, Africa and the southernhemisphere have their own particular so called"Children's day", which they celebrate during different times of the year. Australia celebrates "Children's Day" on the fourth Wednesday of October. Brazil celebrates children's day on October 12th, which is also the day ofOur Lady of Aparecida, a public holiday in Brazil. In India children's day is celebrated on the 14th of November, in honor of the birthday of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (the first prime minister of free India) owing to his excessive fondness ofchildren.

International Children’s Day in Europe
However, being a prominent phenomenon in Europe, International children's day has acquired an important place in the agenda of United Nations...


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