Children's Day

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Children's Day is a special day that is all about the caring and fun for children. Not many people celebrate this day but celebrations can go as far as taking a day off school, and doing something fun with your child/s for that day. It was invented in 1856 in the USA, and is celebrated in some countries on various dates.

Universal Children's Day takes place annually on 20 November.[1] It was first proclaimed by the United Kingdom in 1954. On 20 November 1959 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.[2] The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1989. Information can be found on the Council of Europe website.[3]

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  1. "Universal Children's Day". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. "United Nations". Un.org. 14 December 1954. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  3. "Children's Rights" (PDF). Retrieved 14 June 2016.