Children’s Day

Children’s Day is a special event to honor and protect children around the world. This event was created in 1954 to protect children from long working hours and dangerous situation in the workplace as well as give every children chance to get education. The United Nations General Assembly suggest all countries to celebrate Children’s Day on any appropriate day according to each country. Thus, different countries may observe different date of Children Day. Universal Children Day is celebrated on 20 November every year.

Background of Children’s Day
On October 1953, Children’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Geneva with International Union for Child Welfare as the sponsor. This Children’s Day celebration inspired United Nations General Assembly to observe Universal Children’s Day in 1954. As the anniversary of the adoption of Declaration of the Rights of the Child, 20 November was then chosen as the observance date of Children’s Day every year. Nowadays, Children’s Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries even though the date of Children’s Day observance varies in each country.

List of 2014 Children’s Day Around the World

Albania
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Angola
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Children’s Day is a public holiday in Angola

Argentina
2nd Sunday of August
Sunday, 10 August 2014

Armenia
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Australia
2nd Sunday of July
Sunday, 13 July 2014

Azerbaijan
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Bangladesh
Monday, 17 March 2014
Children’s Day is a national holiday in Bangladesh since it falls coincided with the birthday of the father of the nation – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bolivia
Saturday, 12 April 2014

Brazil
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Children’s Day is a national holiday in Brazil since it falls coincided with Our Lady of Aparecida’s day.

Bulgaria
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Canada
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Children’s Day is known as National Child Day in Canada.

Central Africa
(Congo, Congo DR, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Chad, Central African Republic)
Thursday, 25 December 2014

Chile
1st Wednesday of October (Children’s Day recognition and assignation)
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
2nd Sunday of August (Children’s Day observance)
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Children’s Day is a commercial holiday dedicated to buying toys for children in Chile

China
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Children’s Day in China is known as “the June 1 International Children’s Day”

Colombia
last weekend of April
Saturday, 26 April 2014

Costa Rica
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Croatia
Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Cuba
3rd Sunday of July
Sunday, 20 July 2014

Czech Republic
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Ecuador
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Egypt
Thursday, 20 November 2014

El Salvador
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Finland
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Children’s Day is known as Day of children’s right in Finland.

Germany
Sunday, 1 June 2014
^Saturday, 20 September 2014 (public events pertaining to Children’s Day)

Guatemala
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Haiti
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014 (Universal Children’s Day in Haiti)

Honduras
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Hong Kong
Friday, 4 April 2014

Hungary
Last Sunday in May
Sunday, 25 May 2014

India
Friday, 14 November 2014
along with the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru

Indonesia
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Iran
Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Ireland
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Israel
Saturday, 4 October 2014

Japan
Monday, 5 May 2014
Children day is a national holiday in Japan which marks the end of Golden Week.

North Korea
Monday, 2 June 2014

South Korea
Monday, 5 May 2014

Kosovo
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Laos
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Malaysia
Last Saturday of October
Saturday, 25 October 2014

Maldives
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Children’s Day is a public holiday in Maldives.

Myanmar
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Mexico
Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Mongolia
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Mozambique
Sunday, 1 June 2014

New Zealand
1st Sunday in March
Sunday, 2 March 2014

Nicaragua
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Children’s Day is a holiday for Primary and Secondary School children in Nikaragua.

Norway
Saturday, 17 May 2014

Pakistan
Monday, 1 June 2014
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Pakistan celebrates Children’s Day twice a year.

Palestine
Saturday, 5 April 2014

Panama
3rd Sunday of July
Sunday, 20 July 2014

Paraguay
Saturday, 16 August 2014

Peru
3rd Sunday of August
Monday, 18 August 2014

Poland
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Children’s Day is a holiday for schools in Poland.

Portugal
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Romania
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Russia
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Singapore
1st Friday of October
Friday, 3 October 2014
Children’s Day is a holiday for Kindergarten and Primary School students in Singapore.

South Africa
1st Saturday of November
Saturday, 1 November 2014

South Sudan
Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Slovakia
Sunday, 1 June 2014
During Children’s Day, children get free entrance to some places of interest in Slovakia.

Spain
2nd Sunday of May
Sunday, 11 May 2014

Sri Lanka
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sudan
Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Suriname
Friday, 5 December 2014

Sweden
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Taiwan
Friday, 4 April 2014

Thailand
2nd Saturday in January
Saturday, 11 January 2014

Trinidad & Tobago
Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tunisia
Friday, 21 March 2014

Turkey
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Children’s Day is a public holiday in Turkey.

United Kingdom
No celebration

United States
2nd Sunday of June
Sunday, 8 June 2014

Uruguay
Monday, 6 January 2014

Vanuatu
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Venezuela
3rd Sunday of July
Sunday, 20 July 2014

Vietnam
Sunday, 1 June 2014

Zambia
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Friday, 25 April 2014 (Universal Children’s Day)

List of 2013 Children’s Day Around the World

Albania
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Angola
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Argentina
Sunday, 11 August 2013

Armenia
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Australia
Sunday, 14 July 2013

Azerbaijan
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Bangladesh
Sunday, 17 March 2013

Bolivia
Friday, 12 April 2013

Brazil
Saturday, 12 October 2013

Bulgaria
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Canada
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Central Africa
Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Chile
1st Wednesday of October (Children’s Day recognition and assignation)
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
2nd Sunday of August (Children’s Day observance)
Sunday, 11 August 2013

China
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Colombia
Saturday, 27 April 2013

Costa Rica
Monday, 9 September 2013

Croatia
Monday, 11 November 2013

Cuba
Sunday, 21 July 2013

Czech Republic
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Ecuador
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Egypt
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

El Salvador
Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Finland
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Germany
Saturday, 1 June 2013
^Friday, 20 September 2013 (public events pertaining to Children’s Day)

Guatemala
Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Haiti
Monday, 8 April 2013
Sunday, 1 December 2013 (Universal Children’s Day in Haiti)

Honduras
Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Hong Kong
Thursday, 4 April 2013

Hungary
Sunday, 26 Sunday 2013

India
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Indonesia
Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Iran
Monday, 7 October 2013

Ireland
Monday, 25 March 2013

Israel
Friday, 4 October 2013

Japan
Sunday, 5 May 2013

North Korea
Sunday, 2 June 2013

South Korea
Sunday, 5 May 2013

Kosovo
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Laos
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Malaysia
Saturday, 26 October 2013

Maldives
Friday, 10 May 2013

Myanmar
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Mexico
Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Mongolia
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Mozambique
Saturday, 1 June 2013

New Zealand
Sunday, 3 March 2013

Nicaragua
Monday, 27 May 2013

Norway
Friday, 17 May 2013

Pakistan
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Palestine
Friday, 5 April 2013

Panama
Sunday, 21 July 2013

Paraguay
Friday, 16 August 2013

Peru
Sunday, 18 August 2013

Poland
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Portugal
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Romania
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Russia
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Singapore
Friday, 4 October 2013

South Africa
Saturday, 2 November 2013

South Sudan
Monday, 23 December 2013

Slovakia
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Spain
Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sri Lanka
Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sudan
Monday, 23 December 2013

Suriname
Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sweden
Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Taiwan
Thursday, 4 April 2013

Thailand
Saturday, 12 January 2013

Trinidad & Tobago
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tunisia
Thursday, 21 March 2013

Turkey
Tuesday, 23 April 2013

United Kingdom
No celebration

United States
Sunday, 9 June 2013

Uruguay
Sunday, 6 January 2013

Vanuatu
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Venezuela
Sunday, 21 July 2013

Vietnam
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Zambia
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013 (Universal Children’s Day)

Happy Children’s Day 2014 !