Children's Day in Vanuatu in 2020

Children's Day in Vanuatu in 2020
Sunset on Vanuatu. Image via Pixabay

  How long until Children's Day?
This holiday next takes place in 17 days.
  Dates of Children's Day in Vanuatu
2022 Jul 24, Jul 25
VanuatuMon, Jul 25Public Holiday (in lieu)
VanuatuSun, Jul 24Public Holiday
2021 Vanuatu Sat, Jul 24 Public Holiday
2020 Vanuatu Fri, Jul 24 Public Holiday
2019 Vanuatu Wed, Jul 24 Public Holiday
  Summary
A day to promote the welfare and well-being of children and also to celebrate children and what they contribute to society
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When is Children's Day?

Children's Day, also called Pikinini Day, is a public holiday in this South Pacific nation on July 24th each year. Note that this holiday is not celebrated on June 1st, International Children's Day.

History of Children's Day

Children's Day was first celebrated in the capital city of Port Vila in response to a recommendation from the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the Rights of the Child.

This is a day to promote the welfare and well-being of children and also to celebrate children and what they contribute to society. The theme of the day changes from year to year, though the topic of fighting child abuse remains a perennial theme of the day.

As a public holiday, it's a day for families to spend extra time together.

Children's Day takes place a week before Independence Day and the parades, concerts, public speeches, sports events, and other celebratory activities held to mark Children's Day are seen as marking the start of Vanuatu's national Independence week.

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