International Children's Day around the world in 2021

International Children's Day around the world in 2021

  Dates of International Children's Day around the world
2022 Various Jun 1, Sep 20
GermanyTue, Sep 20Regional Holiday
MoldovaWed, Jun 1National Holiday
MongoliaWed, Jun 1National Holiday
RomaniaWed, Jun 1National Holiday
UzbekistanWed, Jun 1National Holiday
2021 Various Jun 1, Sep 20
GermanyMon, Sep 20Regional Holiday
MoldovaTue, Jun 1National Holiday
MongoliaTue, Jun 1National Holiday
RomaniaTue, Jun 1National Holiday
UzbekistanTue, Jun 1National Holiday
2020 Various Jun 1, Sep 20
GermanySun, Sep 20Regional Holiday
MoldovaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
MongoliaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
UzbekistanMon, Jun 1National Holiday
2019 Various Jun 1, Jun 6, Sep 20
CambodiaSat, Jun 1National Holiday
GermanyFri, Sep 20Regional Holiday
MoldovaSat, Jun 1National Holiday
MongoliaSat, Jun 1National Holiday
RomaniaSat, Jun 1National Holiday
UzbekistanThu, Jun 6National Holiday
2018 Various Jun 1
CambodiaFri, Jun 1National Holiday
MoldovaFri, Jun 1National Holiday
MongoliaFri, Jun 1National Holiday
RomaniaFri, Jun 1National Holiday
  Summary
The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1st to be International Children's Day in 1925
  Which countries observe International Children's Day in 2021?
  GermanySep 20Regional Holiday
  MoldovaJun 1National Holiday
  MongoliaJun 1National Holiday
  RomaniaJun 1National Holiday
  UzbekistanJun 1National Holiday
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When is International Children's Day?

International Children's Day is a public holiday observed in some countries on June 1st.

History of International Children's Day

The origin of this holiday goes back to 1925 when representatives from different countries met in Geneva, Switzerland to convene the first "World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children".

After the conference, some governments around the world designated a day as Children's Day to highlight children's issues. There was no specific date recommended, so countries used whatever date was most relevant to their culture.

The date of June 1st is used by many ex-Soviet countries as 'The International Day for Protection of Children' was established on 1 June 1950 following the Women's International Democratic Federation's congress in Moscow that took place in 1949.

With the creation of World Children's Day, UN member states recognized children, regardless of race, colour, sex, religion and national or social origin, the right to affection, love, understanding, adequate food, medical care, free education, protection against all forms of exploitation and growing in a climate of universal peace and brotherhood.

Many countries have established a Children's Day but this is commonly not observed as a public holiday. For instance, some countries observe Children's' Day on November 20th as Universal Children’s Day. This day was established by the United Nations in 1954 and aims to promote the welfare of children around the world.

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