So we all know that 12 October is Children’s Day in Brazil, but did you know that it is celebrated on different days in different countries?
Historically speaking, 1 June was first established as Children’s Day at the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva in 1925, the same date as the closing of the conference and signing of treaties. Naturally, the same date has been adopted by many countries, such as Portugal and the US.
Later, the Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights, in 1959 and the Convention on the Children’s Rights, in 1989, led the UN to establish the International Children’s Day, on 20 November – the same date on which the two conventions were signed – the reason this date is respected in countries like the UK and France.
In Brazil, since the 1920s, Children’s Day has been celebrated on 12 October, the same date as the celebration of Nossa Senhora Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil and mother to the most famous of children: baby Jesus.
Regardless of the actual date, the childhood of our beloved sons and daughters deserves to be commemorated and celebrated in every corner of this world.
BBMAG wishes you all a Happy Children’s Day!