For most of the world, including the Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Kuwait, the 20th of November marks Children’s Day. Children’s day is an international celebration aimed to promote children’s welfare and togetherness among children across the world.
It is celebrated on the 20th of November to commemorate the day that the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN back in 1959. Children’s day can be traced back to Dr Charles Leonard of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Other dates are also used for the celebration of Children’s Day across the world; the most common alternative is June 1, which marks the special occasion in Portugal, China and the Czech Republic.
The theme for the 2017 Children’s Day is #KidsTakeOver. Unicef is using the occasion to invite kids to take on adult roles, especially in politics and in the media, to encourage support for children across the world. Children’s Day is not only a moment for you to reflect on how we can make the future better for our kids but also a great occasion to ask your children to think about those in their life, and this includes the work your maid or nanny does to support them, in addition to encouraging them to think about less fortunate kids in the world.
Google has also marked the date with one of its’ Google Doodles, reminding us of the old saying that “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”. For more information on Google Doodles.