About International Children’s Day

By on June 7, 2016

We all celebrate the Children’s Day. But how many of us really know the meaning of such a special day?! 🙂

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” Walt Disney

Historical facts about Children’s Day celebration

According to Wikipedia, Children’s Day is recognized on various days, all around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the well-being of children in 1925. Then established universally in 1954 to protect an “appropriate” day. The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children’s Day on 1st June since 1950.

Children's day by Abigail Keenan

by Abigail Keenan

Celebrating childhood

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” – Kailash Satyarthi

Celebrating Children’s Day means celebrating the purest smile of a child who is enjoying his or her ice-cream, celebrating the joy of getting dirty, celebrating a childhood with mud, puddles, trees, sticks and tadpoles. Children can often show us the easy way of solving problems and understanding how the things around them work. So, why not being a child for one more day…?

Children's day by Joshua Clay

by Joshua Clay

Celebrating Children’s Day with love

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” Mitch Albom

In my opinion, childhood is also about love.The love of loving and being loved, of “filling” the cup when is empty. Children need to be loved and protected. Children need us and we need them for making each and every day the best day of their lives. I am not a mother yet,  but I suppose there is nothing more rewarding than seeing your beloved child around you. And I could see for many times this thing through my mother’s’ eyes.

Children's day by Wil Steward

by Wil Steward

Celebrating joy and freedom

A child needs freedom within limits. – Maria Montessori

Such a beautiful and short way to express an unlimited truth! In order to discover, understand and explore the world around them, children need to feel free in order to do it. Celebrating Children’s Day is the same thing as appreciating and honouring the importance of freedom in children’s life. If they feel free, they feel happy and ready to learn. This will make them stronger, more self-confident and responsible adults.

 Children's day by Tina Floersch

by Tina Floersch

Celebrating diversity

The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.

Appreciating Children’s Day we, actually, recognise every child, every person as a human being who adds value to our world. Children should be aware of their uniqueness and able to recognise it and in a multicultural world. You can read more about the beauty of diversity here.
International Children’s Day is, in the end, about childhood, love, joy and freedom, about the beauty of diversity. So, please, parents from all around the world, let the children explore, enjoy the moments they live as they want and as they feel. Parents, please leave those “rules” at home and enjoy together with them even the pleasure of getting dirty with mud. Just let them be! Happy children now, happy adults later…

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