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 and is a very widely celebrated holiday!

I admit that we do not make a very big celebration out of Children’s Day in our family.  However, I do try to at least acknowledge the holiday with the children.  Today we went out for some frozen yogurt in between running errands and appointments.  It was a welcomed treat for everyone! Értóng Jié Kuàilè!

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