“Wait, isn’t Children’s Day on 1st June?”
Well, I was as confused as you may be now; in fact, I never knew there’s an actual day to celebrate children until recently! (Probably because it’s been ages since I’ve been, well, a child. 😅)
So a quick glance at Wikipedia tells me different countries celebrate Children’s Day on different dates of the year. Some celebrate International Children’s Day on 1st June, some celebrate Universal Children’s Day on 20th November, others celebrate it on other days. 😶
But it doesn’t change the fundamental message Children’s Day brings – to celebrate and advocate for the well-being and rights of children around the world!
2017: It’s a #KidsTakeOver
To celebrate this year’s Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF has invited children from around the world taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted on 20th November.
“From Auckland to Amman and from New York to N’Djamena, we want children to campaign in their schools and communities to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential,” said Justin Forsyth UNICEF Deputy Executive Director. “World Children’s Day will be a day for children, by children.”
~From UN.org: Universal Children’s Day
Why celebrate children? Well, why not? Just because they’re younger, smaller and inexperienced doesn’t mean they don’t have rights, too! We all were children at some point at our lives (unless, I don’t know, you’re an artificial intelligence developed by a genius entrepreneur who is a part-time super hero), though I think sometimes the weight of reality make us forget what it’s like being a child. 😅
So today, let’s celebrate the children of the world, who are our future! 🎊🎉🎈🎂🎈🎉🎊
A Short Self-Compassionate Letter
It’s great that you took time off from your busy day to write this, despite not having any children! ❤