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. Example Thailand celebrated on second week of Saturday on Saturday January 13, 2018 and Children flocked to see combat demonstrations by Royal Thai Air Force's fighter jets at Don Mueang military airport on Thailand National Children's Day on Saturday January 12, 2019.[1]

Universal Children's Day takes place annually on 20 November.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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  1. "Youngsters flock to Don Mueang air show on Children's Day". The Nation.
  2. "Universal Children's Day". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. "United Nations". Un.org. 14 December 1954. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. "Children's Rights" (PDF). Retrieved 14 June 2016.