How to Celebrate Children’s Day

How to Celebrate Children’s Day

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Children’s Day in China serves the sole purpose of celebrating the nation’s kids. It’s a day of fun and frivolity that puts kids and the spirit of youthful energy at center stage.

Children's Day

Mark Your Calendars
Children’s Day 2018 is June 1, 2018. It takes place every year on June 1.

Here’s a simple guide to a holiday that can bring out the kid in all of us.

red-lanternThe Basics

The Chinese government established Children’s Day as a half day primary school holiday in 1949, later extending it to a full day in 1956. It’s a day celebrating the joys of playfulness and childhood, encouraging the recognition of children’s rights, along with their health and happiness.

red-lanternChildren’s Day Traditions

Children’s Day isn’t celebrated in much of the Western world with the pomp and coordination found in China. Whether you choose June 1 or another date, the easiest way to celebrate Children’s Day is to carve out dedicated time to spend with your child.

Make Your Child The Star

Make Your Child The Star

China puts kids at the center of its world on Children’s Day. Schools hold performances, sponsor camping trips and show movies. Public attractions offer free admission to parents and children. Parents may cook a child’s favorite meal for dinner.

Give the Gift of Your Time

Give the Gift of Your Time

Festivities aside, this holiday is about giving children the gift of a parent’s time. Wherever in the world you are, you can celebrate Children’s Day simply by giving your child your undivided attention.

red-lanternWhen is Children’s Day?

Children’s Day takes place every year on June 1. Most importantly, Children’s Day is a day off from class and homework! Schools may remain open to sponsor various recreational activities instead.

Children’s Day dates through 2026 are below.

2015June 1
2016June 1
2017June 1
2018June 1
2019June 1
2020June 1
2021June 1
2022June 1
2023June 1
2024June 1
2025June 1
2026June 1

Your turn! Do you have any other questions about celebrating Children’s Day? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

HT: Photo by CCTV.

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