June 1 children's Day is the expectation of many primary school students. To 61 schools, not only can they see performances but also can spend half a day off with parents, and really want to be happy. The following is a small compilation of the time and customs of children's day all over the world. Interested friends can learn.
Customs of children's day all over the world
Since 1949, the people's Republic of China has officially designated June 1 as international children's day every year. Schools generally organize relevant collective activities for this purpose and require students to wear formal clothes (white shirts and blue trousers before popularizing school uniforms). Although Hong Kong is now part of the Republic, the date of children's day in Hong Kong remains April 4, which is consistent with that of the Republic of China. Folk celebrations are mostly carried out by giving toys and gifts to children, or accompanying children out to have big meals or play.
Japan: Children's day three times a year
Japan is the country that celebrates children's day the most frequently in the world. They celebrate children's day three times a year, and the way of celebration is very interesting and full of strong Japanese style.
· March 3 girls' Day
This festival is specially set up for little girls in Japan. On this day, parents with daughters set up a display platform at home, on which beautiful female dolls in Japanese kimonos are placed as holiday gifts for their daughters.
· May 5 boys' Day
In order to bless the health and happiness of the boys at home, every family in Japan will make colorful ribbons shaped like carp with paper or cloth on this day, and then string these ribbons on bamboo poles, tie them with golden windmills and hang them on the roof. The reason for this is that the Japanese believe that carp are the most energetic and energetic, and hope that the boys at home are like carp. Therefore, this day is also called 'carp day'.
At the same time, Japanese parents will also place dolls at home on this day, but they are all dressed up as warriors, which looks terrible.
· November 15 'July 53' children's Day
In Japanese custom, three years old, five years old and seven years old are the three lucky ages for children. Therefore, on this day every year, there will be a lively celebration for children of these three ages.
On this day, children will wear the best traditional kimonos and carry a small paper bag with pine trees, turtles or cranes on their back. The paper bag is filled with candy and toys bought by their parents. After dressed up, the parents will take the children to the Japanese shrine to pray and thank the gods for bringing health and happiness to the children.
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Colombia: wearing masks and clowns on children's Day
Colombia, a central American country, sets July 4 as children's day every year. On this festival, schools all over the country will hold all kinds of lively celebrations. Children often wear all kinds of masks and play in the streets as clowns. They are very happy.
Brazil: medical treatment and injection, health first
Brazil's children's Day is on August 15, which is also Brazil's' national epidemic prevention day '. Therefore, on this day, doctors everywhere have to see doctors for children and inject polio vaccine for children under the age of 5, indicating that the government is very concerned about children's health. In addition, October 12 of Brazil's' Virgin Mary's Day 'is often children's day, and there will be some celebrations all over the country.
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South Korea's children's Day evolved from 'boys' Day' in 1923. It is also a public holiday in South Korea, on May 5 every year. On this day, children can indulge in joy. Parents should prepare the gifts they want most for their children. Many children will also wear Korean clothes on this day to experience the traditional Korean civilization.
African countries: Children's Carnival lasting for January
Children's day in western Africa is crazy. Most of their countries have special 'children's Carnival', which often lasts for a month. Africans have always been good at singing and dancing. In the 'children's Carnival', although people's living conditions are different, all children will enjoy joy and excitement.
Sweden, a European country, also divides children's day in detail. August 7 of each year is' boy's Day ', also known as' Lobster Festival', which means to encourage little boys across the country to learn the brave spirit of lobster. On this day, children should dress up as dragon shrimp and perform some very lively and lovely programs.
December 13 is Sweden's' girls' Day ', also known as' Lucia goddess day'. Lucia is the goddess who specializes in maintaining girls in Swedish legend. Every festival, girls should dress up as goddess to do good for other children.
The children's day of Russia and the international children's day are completely 'in tune', just on June 1. Whenever children's day comes, children all over Russia will celebrate their festivals with joy, perform some national songs and dances, and hold celebrations in schools.
In fact, speaking of the origin of children's day, it is closely related to Russia. In November 1949, the International Federation of democratic women held a council meeting in Moscow. In order to protect children's rights to survival, health care and education all over the world and improve children's lives, the meeting decided to take June 1 every year as international children's day.
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Children's day in Spain is on January 5. In fact, it is a religious festival. It translates from Spanish to 'magic King's Day'. It is said that long ago, three kings came from the East - black faced king, yellow faced king and white faced king to Spain. These three kings brought happiness and joy to people. They are also 'Imperial Envoys' who send gifts to children. The time of giving gifts is set on January 5 every year, so this festival is hooked with children.
In order to celebrate this festival, there are float parades all over Spain in the evening of January 5 and the morning of January 6. The 'three kings' on the float continued to sprinkle all kinds of candy to comfort the children. When the procession reaches the gate of the municipal or district government, all children who can sit on the king's lap can get a beautiful gift, and the children who get the gift must also promise the king that they will study hard.
As the three major festivals in Spain - Christmas on December 25, new year's day on January 1 and children's day on January 5 all gather at the end of the year and the beginning of the year, and children's Day is the last festival and the last day of crazy holidays, both office workers and businesses enjoy the last festival at the beginning of the year with a happy mood. A few days ago, children can write down the gifts they want and put them in the jar prepared by their parents. When they wake up on the morning of the 5th, the gifts have been put at the head of the bed. In fact, parents will try their best to realize the children's wishes on this day in every country.
In August 1925, representatives of 54 countries held the 'International Conference on children's happiness' in Geneva, Switzerland, and adopted the Geneva Declaration on the protection of children《 The declaration makes a fervent appeal for the enjoyment of children's spirit, the relief of poor children and the access of children to livelihood opportunities. After the Congress, governments of various countries successively set their own "children's Day" to inspire children, make them feel great, happy and happy, and make social people pay attention to and love children. The British government sets July 14 as British children's day every year.
During the cold war, East and West Germany did very different things on children's day. First, the date is different: East Germany is set on June 1 and West Germany on September 20; Its name is also different: East Germany is called 'International Children's Day' and West Germany is called 'weltkindertag'. In addition, there are differences in festival traditions.
In democratic Germany, children's day began in 1950. After that, this day every year is the happiest day of the year for children. Parents often receive blessings and gifts, and special celebrations will be held at school, such as outings. In the Federal Republic of Germany, children's day has no special significance. Many people don't even know the existence of this festival.
With the unification of Germany in 1990, the date and name of children's day in West Germany have become the official unified standard in Germany. However, in many parts of East Germany, people still can't change their old habits and titles. Therefore, on June 1 every year, many parents still celebrate children's day with their children.
Article 1 of Singapore's children's Day holiday regulations stipulates that on October 1, children's Day is not only a holiday for children, but also a holiday for all adults. The reason is that if only children are given a holiday, adults go out to work and no one plays with children. Poor children can only watch TV at home on children's day. In addition, Singapore is a country with particularly high welfare, but its population is small. This Law on children's Day is also conducive to promoting young couples who love holidays to get more holidays by having more children.
More interestingly, Singapore's largest national amusement park has also formulated a special provision for children's day. On children's day, children should buy all tickets and adults should buy half tickets. In this way, not only let the children happily experience the feeling of being a little adult, but also let the adults regain their long lost childhood. Moreover, because of this special provision, there was an interesting story that made Singaporeans laugh.
Big candy most Islamic countries designate the 14th day after Ramadan as' Candy Festival ', which is also the happiest children's day for children.
The 'Candy Festival' popular in Qatar and other Gulf countries can be called the happiest children's day in the world. It not only lasts for three days, but also children can enjoy the days of 'wind, rain and rain' in these days. It is said that before the candy festival began, women had already begun to prepare new clothes for the children who had not celebrated the festival, so that the business of the tailor's shop would be very prosperous within a month of the Candy Festival. The lights were bright at night, as bright as day. Of course, since it is the Candy Festival, there must be all kinds of candy in this festival. On the night of the beginning of the festival, parents will distribute all kinds of bags containing candy and nuts to their children. Like other major festivals, from the evening on this day, girls also wear embroidered clothes of different colors and bright colors, and their headbands are inlaid with a scarf with Phnom Penh. This scarf is called 'white henager' or 'mu henager'.
Of course, when it comes to freewheeling, it is because during the Candy Festival, children have such a privilege that they can go to their neighbors' homes to ask for candy regardless of poverty, high or low. Even if they are not neighbors of the same class, according to custom, they can not refuse the children's request. Each family should prepare some candy, give pocket money and bless each other. In these three days, the children really returned to the kingdom of fairy tales.
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Iraq: I didn't know there was children's day
However, compared with the children of the above-mentioned countries, the children of Iraq are much more pitiful. When children in many countries celebrate children's day, most Iraqi children don't know that there is another festival of their own in the world. As always, they have classes at school, work in workshops, or beg along the street.
Some Iraqis revealed that during Saddam Hussein's more than 20 years in power, June 1 was designated as Iraq's oil nationalization day