Our children give us a great amount of joy. Sure, we celebrate their birthdays and give them gifts during the holiday seasons. However, we rarely give them the acknowledgement they deserve regarding the pleasure we take from them. Our children are generally considered our pride and joy. While we know deep down that we will go through hell and high water in order to keep them safe and provide for them – we get caught up in doing so that we sometimes forget to let them know how much we care for them. That is where Children’s Day holidays or festivities come into the fold.
There are multiple variations of Children’s Day. We have International Children’s Day and Universal Children’s Day. Although they may mean similar things, they are different days (depending on the country that celebrates it). Although the United Nations recognise both of these days – there is greater emphasis on Universal Children’s Day as an international day of recognition for joy children give us. International Children’s Day however, has more of an emphasis on recognising the right of children to be safe and fair treatment. Both days do actually deal with children’s rights and welfare but Universal Children’s Day focuses on understanding the role children play in our lives.
While you might not be keen to run out and purchase gifts for your children in order to mark the event. You should do something to let them know that you love them. Take them out for a trip to the cinema or a special meal. Give them a card that lets them know you love them. You may think you already do enough in regards to this – however, doing a little extra really can’t hurt. If you don’t have children then you might consider donating to a charity that deals with the rights of children. You might also consider donating to a charity that attempts to remove children from the ravages of war.
Although the method in which many countries celebrate these days differ. They do all follow a common theme; that children are important and deserve to be cared. All countries that celebrate any form of Children’s Day respect the right of the child to adequate welfare. As well as this, Children’s Day is a day that solidifies the importance of family values – this ideal is akin to how Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is celebrated in order to treat the family unit as a special bond.