Let’s celebrate Children’s Day!
In Poland and other former socialist countries, the International Children’s Day is celebrated since 1950 on June 1. Children’s Day was organized within the action of collecting signatures at the Stockholm Appeal. Since 1952, it has been a permanent holiday. The initiator of this celebration was the organization International Union for Protection of Childhood, whose aim was to ensure the safety of children from all over the world. In many other countries, Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th on the anniversary of the adoption of the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In Poland, Children’s Day is a day of fun and entertainment for children. There are various competitions, tournaments, picnics or trips organized for students, so that they have the greatest joy on this day. Moreover, teenagers have easy-going classes at school. Parents also prepare surprises for their kiddies. Since 1994, June 1 is the day when, the Seym of Children and Youth meet and deliberate in Warsaw.
Just as the dates of Children’s Day in the world are different, so are the habits associated with it. In France, the Children’s and Family Day is celebrated on January 6. Parents and children gather for a dinner, during which they eat a cake with “fortune-tellers”. In Japan, day of boys and girls are celebrated separately. Girls have their day on March 3, when they prepare the exhibitions of dolls in traditional costumes and drink a special rice drink. On May 5 they celebrate a boys’ day. The fathers with the sons make sails in the shape of a carp (as a symbol of strength and courage) and hang them on the door. In Turkey, Children’s Day is celebrated on April 23 and is celebrated along with the Independence Day. The initiator of that celebration, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, decided to dedicate this day to children, stressing that they are the future of the nation. Children dressed in national costumes dance, sing and fly kites.
Lublin also celebrates Children’s day. On June 1, the city hosts different entertaining events and attractions. For example, Center for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin (CSK) will celebrate Children’s Day throughout the week! During 1-8 June 2019, we invite children and parents to take advantage of the unique offer of the CSK. You can find a number of interesting meetings and workshops in the program below:
Traditionally, there is also a Motorcycle Children’s Day organized in Lublin. On June 2, motorcyclists will visit the University Children’s Hospital named after Professor Gębala in Lublin, Hospital at Kraśnicka Street, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Children’s Home at Pogodna Street and the House of the Single Mother. Especially for this occasion there will be shows, games, face painting and sweet refreshments prepared for children: EVENT
Let’s celebrate it together! This is a holiday of all of us – small and big children.