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Baby Bink
01.06.2015, 21:21

I have grown up in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR / DDR / East Germany). I learned that the international Kindertag / Children's Day on the 1st of June is celebrating. (Today).

Der Kindertag, auch Weltkindertag, internationaler Kindertag oder internationaler Tag des Kindes ist ein in über 145 Staaten der Welt begangener Tag, um auf die besonderen Bedürfnisse der Kinder und speziell auf die Kinderrechte aufmerksam zu machen.[1] - http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertag


Das Datum des Kindertages variiert sehr stark zwischen verschiedenen Staaten. Über 30 Staaten wie China und die USA begehen ihn am 1. Juni. Dieser wird auch als internationaler Kindertag bezeichnet.


Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect an "appropriate" day.[1]

International Day for Protection of Children, is observed in many countries as Children's Day on June 1 since 1950 .. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Day


In Germany, during the Cold War, Children's Day (Kindertag) was handled quite differently in West Germany and East Germany. While East Germany (GDR) celebrated International Children's Day (Internationaler Kindertag) on June 1, West Germany (FRG) celebrated Universal Children's Day (Weltkindertag) on September 20.

The customs of Children's Day were also significantly different in West and East Germany. In East Germany, the holiday was introduced in 1950, and was from then held on a yearly basis for the children. On this day of the year, children would typically be congratulated and would receive presents from their parents and did special activities in school, such as field trips and the like.

In West Germany, Children's Day Universal Children's Day laid its emphasis not on games and presents, but more on political efforts to strengthen children's rights.[citation needed] (See Jugendamt.)

After the reunification of East and West Germany occurred in 1990, Universal Children's Day has become official for whole Germany. This, however, was not accepted by large parts of the East German population. Most parents still celebrate Children's Day on the former date of June 1, and public events pertaining to Children's Day take place on September 20 (Weltkindertag).[20][21] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Day#Germany

What about you? Or do you celebrate it twice? :-)


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