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International Day for the Protection of Children[edit]

Since "International Day for the Protection of Children" gets redirected to this article, is celebrated in the most countries by number and predates the 'Universal Day' it should have more prominence. So far the article is very biased towards the 'Universal Day' as proclaimed by UN.

I suggest at least adding a fuller intro: The International Day for the Protection of Children was established in Moscow, on November 22, 1949 at the meeting of the Women’s International Democratic Federation, after the World Conference for the Well-being of Children proclaimed the day on June 1, 1925 in Geneva. It became universally established in 1954, the aim being to protect children’s rights, end child labor and guarantee access to education. also to protect children from human trafficking as it is a horrible thing to do by only the most disgusting people ever to live. (talk) 22:10, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

23 April[edit]

Turkey section claims that "The importance of April 23th is recognised by UNESCO since 1992, as the International Children's Day." I am Turkish and want this to be true but couldn't find any reliable source. Also as noted in UNESCO's site [1] and wikipedia article 23 April is World Book and Copyright Day. We should find the source or delete the information. Book day is first celebrated in 1995 so may be they changed their mind at some point. þħɥʂıɕıʄʈʝɘɖı 18:05, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Since nobody has any objections I am removing it. þħɥʂıɕıʄʈʝɘɖı 02:58, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Japan section[edit]

I just tried to tighten up the language, but I grabbed the "happiness and personality" information from the Kodomo no hi article to better tie the two together. --Lloegr-Cymru£ ¥ 02:06, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Why does this article link to International child abduction in Japan? It's a tangential topic at best.

For that matter, why does the section on Germany have a picture of a book burning? Sure, it happened on Children's Day, but it seems like too much of specific subtopic.Cicero225 (talk) 09:04, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

China and Japan[edit]

It mentions China and the Dragon Boat Festival in the section about International Children's Day, but it might be useful to specify that China currently celebrates ICD, instead of just saying that "June 1 has since been observed as the ICD by numerous countries, especially by Communist countries".

Although the Japanese Children's Day is no longer Boy's Day, May 5 is still often referred to as "Tangonosekku" (端午の節句) in the way that Hina Matsuri can be referred to as "Momo no Sekku" (桃の節句). They are more like "other names" for the day. The section currently makes it sound as if the name "Tango no sekku" has been replaced and discarded.

As a side note, it seems kind of strange how gifts are not mentioned. At least in Japan and Taiwan, most children expect at least small presents for Children's Day, just as how most kids in N. America expect presents for Christmas... Terukiyo 12:18, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

If you think these should be included, go for it. Also check out the main article on Kodomo no hi to see if that could also use some touch-ups along the lines you've discussed. --Lloegr-Cymru£ ¥ 12:35, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

In Chile Children's Day is celebrated the FIRST sunday of august.

Alphabetical ordering[edit]

Is there a particular reason why Slovakia and South Korea are not arranged in alphabetical order?--Bliz (talk) 15:48, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

What? Is this correct?[edit]

Is this correct?

"North Korean Children's Day is celebrated on June 2 (국제 아동절). Before 1945 it was celebrated on May 1, But in 1945, it was changed to its current date."
I didn't know North Korea existed in 1945... Moocowsrule (talk) 05:05, 29 October 2008 (UTC)moocowsrule

South Korea? It is celebrated in the Republic of Korea on June 5, but the Republic of Korea is not on the list. (talk) 03:56, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Children's day in India...[edit]

Obligatory Joke:

No wonder that Children's Day in the world's second most populous nation falls exactly 9 months after Valentine's Day. Lucifer (Talk) 17:11, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

This should be removed[edit]

Hi there, in reference to the link I searched to find the date NZ celebrates this so I could buy a special something for my much loved daughters. Seeing the fact that NZ has high rates of Child Abuse and Family Violence, although devastatingly true was horrible to see in a public forum. I believe World Childrens Day is to celebrate children, not draw attention to a countries serious problems. It is correct that the Government, NZ Police Child Youth & Family are making valuable daily advances in eliminating this problem but it was dismaying to see it on a world wide forum for all to see. Thank you Ticklesnz (talk) 21:22, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

What's with the "Oregon" paragraph in the USA?[edit]

Though the information itself might be valuable, it's written in first person as a personal experience. This should be either removed or rewritten. My inclination would be to delete it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:51, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Uruguay section[edit]

Please note that Uruguay section is not complete. Try to rectify that. (talk) 02:03, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

There is no such thing as "International Children's Day"[edit]

The UN resolution called for each country to have their own version and date for "Universal Child Day"

The content about International Child Day is wrong. There are no citations because it doesn't exist in the UN.

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The anonymous commenter is sort of right, sort of wrong ...

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

The UN page is a little contradictory, as it has "Universal Children's Day -- 20 November" and then goes on to say "The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate."

I don't have the time/inclination to fix this, but if anyone does, the UN page would be a good starting point for info. --UrsusMaximus (talk) 09:36, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

The International Children's Day predates the Universal Children's Day and has thus nothing to do with the UN. -- Sloyment (talk) 06:53, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

The Infobox[edit]

Can anybody tell what WP:RSs support the claim of the day being first celebrated in Turkey? If there are none, then it is either an WP:OR and might need to be cleared up. Aregakn (talk) 14:18, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


The comment that Children's Day "is widely known and celebrated" in Australia should be removed. I've lived in Australia all my life, kept in reasonable touch with current affairs and celebrated all the usual holidays, without having once heard of Children's Day. It can't possibly be that widely known in Australia and is definitely not widely celebrated.

I did an online search and found what appears to be the official website:

Apparently the concept was only created recently, in 2007, and participating outlets offering "memberships" are only in two states (NSW and Queensland). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doushenka (talkcontribs) 12:40, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

picture of German book burning[edit]

The caption reads "burning of _communist_ literature" -- those are socialist "Jungpioniere" in the Soviet sector of Berlin, I'm fairly sure they weren't burning any communist literature there! (talk) 14:16, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

United States section[edit]

Someone recently added a second United States section near the top of the article, in addition to the United States section that already appeared with all the other countries. I compared the information in the new section with the information that was already in the article and found that there were no substantive differences between the two sections. On top of that, the original section was much better documented with citations. (The new section was just lifted verbatim from a different website, and that website had no citations.)

For that reason, I deleted the new section in its entirety.

(Enough said, but I'll add that it is confusing to have two redundant sections, as a reader will need to spend extra time to verify that one section doesn't add useful information that the other section didn't have. Having redundant sections also increases the likelihood that they will eventually contain conflicting information. And finally, there is no justification for having a United States section outside of the already existing list of countries.) PJMweb (talk) 02:17, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Google Doodle[edit]

Please lock - Children's Day is today's Google Doodle. Thanks! Pm master (talk) 05:02, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

greater china[edit]

so now taiwan is renouncing itself from the term greater china as well? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:04, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

There's a little bit mistake made with Hungary, in stead of Hungary it says Hungry, Could anyone please correct that? Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:22, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Green tickY Fixed. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 17:02, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Edit request, 22 November 2013[edit]

Canada celebrates on the 20th of November, not the 25th as this page implies. (talk) 14:29, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 17:02, 22 November 2013 (UTC)


The Ireland section seems inflammatory and should be more specific about observance. Wikisith (talk) 04:59, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

The infobox[edit]

The infobox is very confusing as the article does not only cite June 1 as Children's Day. Also "national" days are different for many countries. I will remove the box. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 16:04, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

WP logo?[edit]

I don't see how a fan-made WP logo should be relevant in this page. --Elitre (talk) 18:41, 3 August 2014 (UTC)