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Webberlily11-19-2010 11:30 PM

When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
When children ask their parents: “There’s a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day... when is Children’s Day?” parents usually answer: “Every day is Children’s Day.”

The United Nations proclaimed Nov 20th to be Universal Children’s Day in 1954. This day promotes the welfare, health and education of children all over the world. The day before is International Men’s Day, Nov 19, and this creates a 48-hour celebration of the positive roles men play in children’s lives.

However, it seems that every country celebrates Children’s Day on a different date. Canada celebrates it on Nov 20, Mexico on April 30th, Japan and Korea on May 5th, Germany on June 1st and Sept 20th, and so on. In the US, Childrens’ Day antedates the UN declaration and actually goes back as far as the 1860’s and earlier. As a result, it is celebrated on different days all over the country. To add to the confusion, in 2000 President Bill Clinton proclaimed Children's Day to be held on October 8; the next year, President George W. Bush declared "National Child's Day" as June 3, 2001. Various states and regions have other dates for historical reasons.

Finally, participating McDonald’s restaurants hold a fundraiser on Nov 20th to raise funds and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (a non-profit organisation) and other children’s causes.

Happy Children’s Day to everyone who is a child or has ever been a child in the past, or is still a child at heart. :smitten: Have a wonderful week-end!

MidnightAurora11-19-2010 11:31 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
Hello there. (:

kirby15378511-19-2010 11:31 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
hey............

starbucksfun11-19-2010 11:31 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
Hello .:)

kirby15378511-19-2010 11:31 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
dang you got me midnight well second post is good

Juicy Couture11-19-2010 11:31 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
hello everyone

GoldenPuppy11-19-2010 11:31 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
Hey :)

MidnightAurora11-19-2010 11:31 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
Congratulations you two on second and third posts. ;)

moonriver11-19-2010 11:32 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
hi everyone

MidnightAurora11-19-2010 11:32 PM

Re: When is Children’s Day? On the Nov 20 DCT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kirby153785 (Post 21343450)
dang you got me midnight well second post is good

I was just about to reply that I thought Webberlily would make it. She usually does the weekend ones. xD I was right. (:


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