Children's Day: A Worldwide Celebration! Find out what countries celebrate this beautiful day 👧👦
What are the origins and history of this important celebration for every child in the world?
Children brighten up any place they are in and today more than ever, they deserve to be celebrated. Let us not only celebrate them on Children’s Day, but EVERY DAY! Read on to find out more about this UNIQUE worldwide celebration!
Once again, living in a multicultural planet is what lets us celebrate the same holiday throughout different dates. Why does this happen? It is merely because every different country has different cultures and because of this, they adopt and establish different dates for the same holiday!
In Ecuador, Children´s Day is celebrated on June 1st and every children around gets SUPER excited for this day because they are truly celebrated for what they bring to our lives: unconditional love, happiness and LOTS of innocence which come on… who doesn´t LOVE the innocence in children?
On the other hand, Children’s Day in the United States is celebrated on the second Sunday of June! Overall, various countries in Latin America and the USA celebrate Children’s Day in June! So what are you waiting for? Let’s recognize and acknowledge that children are the future for this world. Without children there would be no future generation!
Let’s talk ORIGINS. How did Children´s Day start, what is the history behind and why are children celebrated?
- Children’s Day began on the second Sunday of June in 1857 by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Massachusetts. Leonard held a special service dedicated to, and for the children. He then named the day “Rose Day”, though it was later named Flower Sunday, and consequently named Children’s Day.
- Eglantyne Jebb, a British social activist, seeing the terrible consequences that the First World War had left, decided in 1919 to activate a movement for the protection and shelter of all starving children, orphans and refugees from war.
- International Children’s Day was first proclaimed in Geneva during the World Conference on Child Welfare in 1925. On 4 November 1949, June 1st was officially established as the International Day for Protection of Children by the Women’s Federation in Moscow. Since 1950, June 1st has been celebrated as Children’s Day in many countries around the world, although there is a big variation when it comes to celebration of this day in Europe, Asian and Latin American countries! Although there are small celebrations for Children´s Day, the official worldwide date is on November 20th, established by the ONU.
Why are children celebrated? Because they are truly blessings in this world and because this is a date in which the need for a healthy development of childhood is made visible and, in addition, the main objective of the day is to sensitize parents and the rest of society, about the rights and protections that children should enjoy in the world.
Besides giving your children some of the most common gifts in order to let them know how important they are for you, we recommend giving them some roses. Let´s start teaching our children the importance of the nature that surrounds us and let them know how natural flowers and roses can actually make their days better!
Take a look at our entire roseafolio to choose your children’s favorite colored rose HERE🤩: https://naranjogroup.com.ec/naranjo-roses/