Happy Children’s Day!

Értóng Jié Kuàilè!  Happy Children’s Day!  On June 1, the Chinese celebrate Children’s Day.  Internationally, it is celebrated on several different days.  It’s a day to remember and celebrate children, the future custodians of the country.  The holiday’s origins date back to a 1925 international conference, with the intention to bring about child welfare awareness.  The first official International Children’s Day was designated in 1954.  On this day, adults pledge to give children love, good families, great educations, and all the things they need to grow happy and healthy.  Children have a day off from school and get to have lots of fun!  Many special events and parties are organized for the day, including free entertainment.  Parks, children’s museums, palaces, movie theaters, etc., are all opened for free!  It is one of the most memorable days of the year for Chinese children.

I shared with the kids this morning that today was Children’s Day in China, and they asked how to celebrate it.  After I explained that it’s a day off from school for children to have fun, Lovebug said, “Oh so basically like a normal day for us.”  God bless him.  Today, we are celebrating by spending lots of time at the pool.  We also tried and failed miserably to make a garden stone.  I’m pretty sure it’s not nearly exciting as being in China today, but we will definitely have lots of fun together.

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