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Children's Day Essay

  • Submitted by: mbolatomir
  • on February 22, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 766 words

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Children’s Day

As Muhammed Ali said “Children make you want to start life over” the children the most valuable creation in our vital life. Every year we have Mom’s and Dad’s day, and we also have Children’s Day. On Mom’s and Dad’s day we give them presents and have nice dinner with family, but Children’s Day brings attention to the burning issues of child abuse and exploitation around the world. I would like to tell about the history of Children’s Day, how different countries celebrate this day, and my own experience from Children’s Day.
Children’s Day has different history. Firstly, Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20 annually. In 1954 to protect children from having to work long hours in unsafe conditions and allow all children to have access to learning, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Universal Children's Day on an "appropriate" day.  Secondly, International Children’s Day is celebrated every year in the second Sunday in December. This is a joint initiative between UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The occasion is said to have originated in Turkey in 1920. However, the United States of America has started to celebrate this holiday on the 1860th and earlier. Starting in 1856, many Americans began calling for the celebration of Children’s Day. In 1883, nearly all the state bodies of the United States passed resolutions for the observance of the day. After that, different Presidents such as Bill Clinton, George W.Bush changed the date of the holiday, and later Illinois Governer issued a proclamation naming the second Sunday in June as Children’s Day. Finally, efforts are being made to establish a Children’s Day. Now The United States of America celebrates this day on the second Sunday of June, and post Soviet Union countries celebrate on June 1.
Today World Children’s Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries on different days and in different ways. Thus, I...

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