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Bulgaria Marks International Children's Day

Society | June 1, 2009, Monday // 12:08| Views: 2648 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria Marks International Children's Day: Bulgaria Marks International Children's Day Children's Day is celebrated on 1 June each year with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, children TV programs, parties, and various other activities. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Bulgaria marks Monday the International Children's Day, established in 1925 during the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland.

June 1 was chosen as the International Children's Day because the Chinese Consul-General in San Francisco (US) gathered a number of Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in 1925, which happened to be on June 1 that year, and also coincided with the conference in Geneva.

The International Day for Children Protection was established on June 1, 1949 by a decision of the Council of the International Women's Democratic Federation during its Moscow session.

International Children's Day was first celebrated in 1950 in 51 countries worldwide.

On November 20, 1959 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states.

Children's Day is celebrated on 1 June each year. It is usually marked with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, children TV programs, parties, various actions involving or dedicated to children, families going out etc.

In Bulgaria, in addition to all events, drivers are invited to turn their lights on during the day.

 

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