Every year, Children's Day is celebrated across many nations of the world with great enthusiasm. But do you all know when and how it is observed in different countries?


In China, it is celebrated on June 1st. This occasion is considered equivalent to Christmas in China. It is a time to enjoy, make fun and merry as the Chinese consider children to be the future custodians of the country. On this day, the Chinese pledge to contribute towards providing children with a good family, social and educational environment. Children's Day is an official holiday in China.


The day is celebrated on 14th November across the nation to commemorate the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. On the occasion, many schools allow students to attend their classes in coloured dresses. Special programs are held by the children themselves and the principals hand over a rose to every child. Many schools hold activities such as camping trips or free movies on Children's Day to allow students to have fun.


       In Japan, Children's Day is a national holiday called 'Kodomo no Hi' and is celebrated every year on May 5th. Japanese Golden Week includes Children's Day and is held in honour of children and to celebrate their happiness.


         The United States of America has a long history to narrate, regarding the origin of Children's Day in their country. The story of the origin dates back to the 1860s or even earlier. The day is marked by different cultural programs, activities and events organized throughout the country. It marks the revival and commitment to support the children of USA and the world


         North Korea and South Korea observe this occasion on different days. While North Korea celebrates Children's Day on June 1st, South Korea marks it on May 5th. It is not a holiday in North Korea. Hence, parents go to their workplace, while children in the kindergarten or nursery schools enjoy the day in sports or small performances. In South Korea, the occasion is marked throughout the country through parades and special events like pageants and martial arts demonstrations.


         Children's Day is observed on April 30th in Mexico. Known as "El Dia del Niño", Children's Day is marked by cancellation of classes in schools, though the kids do go to school and indulge in different festivities arranged for the occasion.

          In Germany, Children's Day is known as "Kindertag" and is celebrated on June 1 of every year. On this day, German children traditionally receive congratulations and presents from their parents. It is also the time when they perform special activities in school, such as field trips and the like. However, in many parts of the country, Children's Day is celebrated on September 20, the date on which the day was first observed.


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