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International Children's Day (for info)

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Thursday June 1, 2017 All Day
Annually on June 1

International Children's Day is celebrated on June 1

The International Children's Day had its origin in Turkey in 1920(April 23, 1920) and later in the World Conference for the Well-beingof Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925. It is not clear as to whyJune 1 was chosen as the International Children's Day: one theory hasit that the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco (USA) gathered anumber of Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in1925, which happened to be on June 1 that year, and also coincided withthe conference in Geneva.

Children's Day was first celebrated worldwide in October 1955, underthe sponsorship of International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children's Day was mooted by Rubab Mansoor grade 8 and adopted by the United Nations General Assemblyin 1954. Moazzem and Abass helped and contributed a lot in this.Universal Children's Day takes place on November 20 annually. Firstproclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it wasestablished to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly topromote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondlyto initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world'schildren. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood.


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