Children's Day 2015

Children’s Day 2015 in Taiwan and Hong Kong

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.

International Day for Protection of Children, observed in many countries as Children’s Day on June 1 since 1950, was established by theWomen’s International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (22 November 1949). Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation.

Children's Day 2015 (Taiwan, Hong Kong)
Children’s Day 2015 (Taiwan, Hong Kong)

Universal Children’s Day

This day is observed to promote the objectives outlined in the Charter and for the welfare of children. On November 20, 1958 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989 and can be found on the Council of Europe website.

In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals outlined by world leaders in order to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. Albeit this applies to all people, the main objective is with regard to children. UNICEF is dedicated to meeting the six of eight goals that apply to the needs of children so that they are all entitled to basic rights written in the 1989 international human rights treaty. UNICEF delivers vaccines, works with policymakers for good health care and education and works exclusively to help children and protect their rights.

Children’s Day in Hong Kong

Children’s Day (Chinese: 兒童節) is celebrated on April 4, having been established in 1931 at the same time as the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Children’s Day in Taiwan

The Republic of China designated April 4 as Children’s Day (Chinese: 兒童節), pursuant to Article 5 of the Order to Implement Commemoration Days and Holidays.[32] The holiday dates back to 1931 and since then schools often hold special activities in order to celebrate the occasion. Because of pressure from parents demanding to accompany their children in the celebration, Taiwan celebrated Women’s Day together with Children’s Day on April 4, 1991. Since then, April 4 has been known as “The Combined Holidays of Women’s Day and Children’s Day” (Chinese: 婦女節、兒童節合併假期). It has been a public holiday of Taiwan since 2011.