When it comes to June 1, I think each of us will feel very familiar, close and open up many memories, right? Simply because everyone’s childhood has memories related to this holiday, right?!
When it comes to the holiday of June 1, children are always excited and excited and it always seems to evoke a positive, fresh, joyful emotion for all of us.
So have you ever wondered where the 1/6 holiday comes from? And what does it mean? Why is June 1st the International Children’s Day? Well, if you want to know the answer, please read the following article completely!
#first. What is June 1st?
June 1st is called “International Children’s Day”besides there is another name is “Children’s Tet”.
International Children’s Day English name is International Children’s Day !
This is a holiday for children in Vietnam and around the world, a day when children can freely play, receive wishes and gifts from family, relatives and teachers.
For children, June 1 is like New Year’s Day, when they receive a lot of love and attention, along with “lucky money” which are wishes and gifts from everyone around.
As for adults, especially parents, this is an opportunity for them to spend more time with their children, for adults to show their love for their children and grandchildren, as well as gather together. pants, gather to spend a meaningful, warm and love-filled holiday.
International Children’s Day is also known as Children’s Dayso this is also a reminder to all of us about protecting children, taking better care of children, because these are the future generations of the country.
#2. How old is it to be called a child?
According to the United Nations, children are those who have not reached the age of 18. 18 years of age and older are adults.
In Vietnam, from 6 to 16 years old is the age of children, including children (from 6 to 10 years old) and teenagers (from 11 to 16 years old). But usually International Children’s Day is for children from 5 to 14 years old.
#3. Origin, history of International Children’s Day
In August 1925, the World Conference for the Well-being of Children declared June 1 as International Children’s Day in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to my research, so far, there is still no affirmation or definite explanation for the reason that June 1 is chosen as the International Children’s Day.
However, there is a theory that the Consul General of China in San Francisco, USA gathered some Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival on June 1, 1925, and also coincided with the conference in Geneva.
Later, the 1/6 holiday was received by the People’s Republic of China, the Soviet Union and allied countries (countries following the socialist regime).
At dawn on June 1, 1942, the Nazis surrounded the village of Lidiz in Czechoslovakia, they took away 173 men, 196 women, and children.
Also here, they massacred 66 people and sent 104 children to concentration camps, 88 children were killed in gas chambers, 9 others were sent to work as henchmen for the Nazis.
Two years later, specifically on June 10, 1944, the Nazis again surrounded the French town of Oradua, they packed 400 people into the church, including many women and children, and burned them. completely destroyed, a very pitiful sight.
After World War II ended…
…. in a resolution of the Second World Congress of the International Federation of Democratic Women meeting in Budapest (December 1948) proposed the establishment of an annual International Day of the Child.
Nearly a year later (November 1949), at the meeting of the Council of this Federation (held in Moscow) there was an official decision: June 1 is International Children’s Day.
Since then, June 1 has been established by the International Federation of Democratic Women as Children’s Day, the International Day for the Protection of the Child, in order to demand that governments take responsibility for the lives of children. and asked to cut the military budget, and increase the budget for education, protection and care of young people and children.
This idea was also adopted by the Socialist-oriented World Federation of Democratic Youth in January 1950. And the first International Children’s Day was celebrated in the same year (namely on June 1, 1950).
Later, it gradually spread to many other countries under the socialist regime, at that time June 1 was also known as “Fighting Day for a Happy and Peaceful Future for All Children”.
In April 1952 in Vienna (the capital of Austria) took place an international meeting to protect children.
This conference asked all governments to make laws for their countries to ensure the well-being of mothers and children, as well as to prohibit the use of scientific inventions to serve the purpose. war.
Until 1955, congresses of mothers in most countries of the world met in Moscow, Russia to denounce the imperialist plot to re-war and call on mothers around the world to tie the knot. close ranks, fight for a lasting peace of the country.
Since then, young women’s organizations in all countries have chosen June 1 as the day to show off their fighting forces against the forces of war in order to protect the happiness of mothers and children. children around the world.
In addition, the holiday includes speeches on children’s rights and well-being, as well as children’s television programmes, parties, and various activities related to or for children. specifically for children, family outdoor activities,…
In fact, June 1 is mostly held in only a few dozen countries under the former Socialist regime. Vietnam belongs to the Socialist bloc, so June 1 is the International Children’s Day.
China and the former Soviet Union also choose this day every year to celebrate and organize programs to protect children’s rights.
#4. International Children’s Day 1/6 in Vietnam
Vietnam is the first country in Asia, and also the second in the world, to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Right after our country gained independence, every year June 1 and Mid-Autumn Festival (August 15 of the lunar calendar) have really become a traditional day, an exciting festival for children all over the world. country.
The first International Children’s Day (June 1, 1950) took place during the period when our nation’s resistance war against the French colonialists was in the most difficult and fiercest period, but President Ho Chi Minh always think of children across the country and send congratulatory letters to teenagers and children.
“I love you so much, I promise you that when the day comes when the French are completely driven out and the resistance is successful, I, the Government and the unions will try to make the children gradually eat and enjoy themselves. , to study, to be happy…”.
Since then, every year, on the occasion of Children’s New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival, Vietnamese children joyfully receive a congratulatory letter from Uncle Ho.
Uncle Ho was always devoted to caring and teaching his children to be people, in which 5 Things Uncle Ho taught teenagers and children became educational content for the Ho Chi Minh Pioneer Youth Team.
Inside each of us are separate memories and memories, we are different about our childhood, about our “young and buffalo” days.
But everyone will have their own meaningful and memorable things. And June 1 is the day that makes our childhood days more joyful, happy and creates beautiful memories later.
#5. Some other information about International Children’s Day
In the world, there are many countries that also celebrate International Children’s Day but on different days instead of 1/6, as well as with different ways of organization and meaning.
- Typically, in Australia (Australia), International Children’s Day is on the last Wednesday of October.
- Meanwhile, in Brazil, it takes place on October 12 (which coincides with the day of Our Lady of Aparecida, a national holiday in Brazil).
- In the US, they include International Children’s Day in Mother’s Dayor Father’s Day)
- In Japan, International Children’s Day is a national holiday, or “Kodomo no Hi”, which is celebrated on May 5 every year.
- So is Korea, just like Japan.
- In India, it takes place again on November 14, celebrating the birthday of leader Jawaharlal Nehru (who was India’s first prime minister). After his death on May 27, 1964, his birthday was chosen as Bal Diwas Day or Children’s Day in India.
- In Turkey, Children’s Day coincides with National Sovereignty Day (April 23) – a public holiday.
The more I learn, the more I see that this 1/6 holiday has a lot of diversity, as well as differences in each country.
Each country will have its own traditions, origins and ways of celebrating. So, there are still many interesting things that I cannot write down in this article, so if you are interested, you can go online to learn more. ^^
#6. Meaning of International Children’s Day 1/6
International Children’s Day was born and is celebrated every year with a very important and humane meaning not only for children but also for adults.
International Children’s Day 1/6 is like a reminder to everyone to protect and take better care of children, to fight to protect children against all kinds of abuse, violence…
Besides, it is to create conditions, build an environment, as well as try to create a beautiful and meaningful memory, along with a comprehensive education in the childhood period of each child.
Moreover, this is also an appropriate opportunity for us to spend time together, adults pay more attention to children, express their hearts in a more concrete and deeper way.. through words. Warm wishes, and gifts to bring joy to children.
This is not only a holiday with a lot of joy, but also carries many messages behind its origin, history, and related developments, making us understand and realize many meaningful things, as well as necessary responsibilities to children, to future generations of the country.
So we’ve just learned quite a bit about International Children’s Day 1/6 🙂 How do you feel?
Personally, I was quite surprised when I learned about International Children’s Day 1/6, did not expect that behind it happened many historical events, as well as such profound meanings.
Hopefully, the article has brought you useful information and new perspectives on International Children’s Day. Thank you for reading this far, wish you all a meaningful and complete holiday 1/6. ^^
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