June 1 in Canada and many other countries celebrate International Children’s Day!
The history of the holiday
The decision to hold the International Children’s Day was taken at the World Conference on the Welfare of Children, which took place in Geneva in 1925. Why was it decided to celebrate this children’s holiday on June 1? According to one version, on June 1, 1925, the Consul General of China in San Francisco gathered a group of Chinese orphans and arranged for them a celebration of Duan-wu Jie (Dragon Boat Festival). By a lucky coincidence, this day also coincided with the time of the “children’s” conference in Geneva.
After World War II, when the problems of preserving the health and well-being of children were more urgent than ever, in 1949 a women’s congress was held in Paris, at which an oath was made to tirelessly fight to ensure lasting peace as the only guarantee of children’s happiness. A year later, on June 1, 1950, the first International Children’s Day was held, after which this holiday is held annually.
International Children’s Day has its own flag. On a green background, which symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness and fertility, stylized figures are placed around the sign of the Earth – red, yellow, blue, white and black. These human figures represent diversity and tolerance. The sign of the Earth, placed in the center, is a symbol of our common home.
Better Than Home
Better Than Home Agency congratulates all children and their parents on International Children’s Day. I wish every child to have a strong family, safety, prosperity, care, attention and understanding. Take care of your children! Children are our future!