Children’s Day

Back in 1954 the United Nations encouraged all countries to institute a day to honor children. Since then, it is an event celebrated on different days in many places around the world. It is a very popular and important day, at least in countries of Latin America.

Children’s Day in Bolivia is on April 12. While it is not a holiday or a day off; it is a day of festivity and gaiety in all schools. It is like a long-expected “group birthday party” where children could wear new cloths, have snacks, drinks, candy, cake and even receive presents. It is the “dream day” of any kid: no classes or homework, just games and more games.

I, as an adult, must admit that it is a day I absolute enjoy. It is one of those little aspects that as an Elementary School teacher have to do as part of my job and yet it is such a pleasant, fun and gratifying task.

Published in: on April 14, 2011 at 10:40 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. too neat- how did this delightful tradition NOT become a US custom! Maybe we will have to institute it at our house! 🙂 I think kids know how to really find joy in the little things making celebrating them so much fun! I think kid celebrations are more fun than grown up ones too!

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