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Children’s Days for 2023-2024 year
How do you celebrate your Children’s Day? The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard. The officially recognized date of Children’s Day varies from country to country. On this page, you’ll find Children’s Day dates. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

September 2023

October 2023

Monday 2 October - Child Health Day in US (on the first Monday in October. Each child deserves to be the healthiest he or she can be); Worldwide Day of Play (is an annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play together, especially outdoors)
Friday 6 October - Children's Day in Singapore (celebrated on the first Friday of October)
Thursday 12 October - Children's Day in Brazil (Nossa Senhora Aparecida)
Monday 23 October - National Red Ribbon Week in USA (is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people); Global Day of Action for Child Survival
Monday 30 October - Mischief Night (United States and Canada) - Beggars Night (certain regions of the United States)

November 2023

Saturday 4 November - Children's Day in South Africa (Date for 2023. Celebrated on the first Saturday in November)
Tuesday 14 November - Bal Diwas in India (celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru. Children's Day)

December 2023

Wednesday 6 December - St Nicholas Day (International. The St. Nicholas/Santa Claus leaves little presents in children's shoesl)
Monday 25 December - Children's Day in Cameroon (also Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo); Christmas Day

January 2024

Monday 1 January - Global Family Day (is grew out of the UN Millennium Day celebration, which included the distribution of the 1996 children's book One Day at a Time)
Saturday 6 January - World War Orphans Day (was initiated by the French organisation, SOS Enfants en Detresses)
Saturday 13 January - Children's Day or Wan Dek Haeng Chat in Thailand (It is celebrated on the second Saturday of January)

February 2024

Monday 12 February - Red Hand Day (United Nations)

March 2024

Wednesday 20 March - World Fairy Tale Day (arose on the initiative of Sweden in 1991)
Friday 29 March - National Day of Girls and Boys Victims of Forced Disappearance in El Salvador (Día Nacional de las Niñas y los Niños Víctimas de la Desaparición Forzada)
Saturday 30 March - School Day of Non-Violence and Peace (DENIP in countries with Southern Hemisphere school calendars. Founded in 1964)

April 2024

Thursday 25 April - Parental Alienation Awareness Day (Parental alienation is a problem that most people don't know about. It is child abuse and needs to be stopped.)
Monday 29 April - National Children’s Book Week in USA (Starts on the last Monday of April)

May 2024

Sunday 5 May - Children's Day in Japan and South Korea (Tango no sekku, also known as Ayame no hi )
Wednesday 8 May - National Bike to School Day in USA (Held on Wednesday the first full week of May)
Thursday 16 May - Scratch Day (date for 2022)
Saturday 25 May - National Missing Children's Day in United States (and its related observances: - International Missing Children's Day); Early Education Day in Peru
Sunday 26 May - Children's Day in Hungary (celebrated on the last Sunday in May)

June 2024

Saturday 8 June - World Doll Day (Every year on the second Saturday in June)
Sunday 9 June - Children's Day in Haiti (Held on the second Sunday in June)
Sunday 16 June - International Day of the African Child (Organisation of African Unity)
Sunday 30 June - Grandchildren's Day in New Jersey, USA (celebrated from 2014 on the last Sunday of June)

July 2024

Sunday 21 July - Children's Day in Venezuela (Held on the third Sunday of July)

August 2024

Monday 5 August - National Children's Day in Tuvalu (Spend on the first Monday of August)
Sunday 11 August - Sons and Daughters Day in Germany (The Der Tag der Söhne und Töchter a family holiday and a good time to spend time together); Children's Day in Chile (Celebrated on the Sunday of the first full week of August)
Sunday 18 August - Children's Day in Argentina and Peru (celebrated on the third Sunday in August)

September 2024

Saturday 7 September - World Day of Destruction of a Military Toy (The 1987 idea of the World Association for Orphans and Children without Parental Care has been celebrated since 1988)
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