International Day of Children ( Children's Day )

If today nature has a warm sunny day, it becomes a joyful twice — because the first day of summer in many countries is the International Children's Day (International Children's Day). This holiday familiar to many Russians as the International Children's Day.

The International Children's Day — one of the oldest international holidays. The decision to hold it was made in 1925 at the World Conference on Child Welfare in Geneva. History is silent on why this children's holiday, it was decided to celebrate it June 1.

According to one version, in 1925, Consul General of China in San Francisco gathered a group of Chinese orphans and arranged for them to celebrate Duan Wu Jie (Dragon Boat Festival), the date of which just came on June 1. By happy coincidence, the day coincided with the timing of "child" conference in Geneva.

After World War II, when the problems of maintaining health and well-being of children have been relevant than ever, in 1949, was held in Paris Congress of Women , which sounded oath of tireless struggle for lasting peace as the only guarantee of happiness of children. A year later, in 1950, 1 June was held the first International Children's Day, after which the festival is held annually.

The flag of the International Children's Day International Children's Day has a flag. On a green background, symbolizing growth, harmony, freshness and fertility of the Earth around the sign posted stylized figures — red, yellow, blue, white and black. These human figures symbolize the diversity and tolerance. Sign of the Earth, located in the center — a symbol of our common home.

It is interesting that this holiday is actively supported in the countries that have chosen the socialist path of development. In the era of the Soviet Union on June 1 in schools began summer vacation. International Children's Day celebrated speeches and discussions on the Rights and Welfare of Children, held screenings of new children's feature films and television programs, organized sports for children, often inviting to participate and parents.

Recall that November 20 {holiday-celebrated 1822 World Children's Day} {/ holiday}.