Every year on this very day (May, 27) we celebrate children all over the world as the day marks Children’s Day. It was first introduced globally during the World Conference on Child Welfare in Geneva, Switzerland.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CHILDREN’S DAY
-But did you know that this commemorative date is being celebrated on different days in different countries?
-Turkey was the first country to officially declare a national holiday to celebrate Children’s Day in 1920. It is observed yearly in Turkey on the 23rd of April annually.
-While some countries share the same days to observe the annual Children’s Day celebration, other countries don’t share the same dates with others. For example, Nigeria is the only country that celebrates Children’s Day on the 27th of May.
-In India, it is celebrated each year on the birth anniversary of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, on the 14th of November.
-In Nigeria, Children’s Day is not observed as a public holiday but is recognized as an important day for children.
Children are the leaders of tomorrow as the saying goes and as such, they deserve to be taken well care of and properly groomed to lead humanity into a better tomorrow.
A lot of things have been happening in the country so far that we need to be careful with to secure our children’s future and have better people growing up in the country.
Things like kidnapping, armed robbery, drug abuse, terrorism, pedophilia, domestic violence, and such vices have been on the rise recently. Some of these things are new to us, yet that’s the reality we find ourselves in today.
As parents and people in society, we should do our best to protect the children from these things and make them security conscious because the country isn’t as safe as it used to be.
We call on parents to pay great attention to their children’s whereabouts and be on the lookout. You can’t afford to take chances in this period because of the things that are going on in the country.
Children learn from what we do. They observe, learn, and then act. Whatever they see us do, they think it’s the right thing and mimic us. We urge parents and other people who are with children to behave and do things according to societal norms and what is right when children are around them so they don’t end up copying bad things from us.
We should pay attention to how we act around children. Their innocent, pure minds just absorb what they see us do. They are like sponges.
Lastly, we want to encourage parents to make their children feel special today. Take them out to have fun, get them nice things, tell them how much you love them, take them to children’s parties or amusement parks, and buy nice gifts for them.
In the spirit of Children’s Day, we have great sales for children’s clothing and toys in our stores. Make your kids feel special TODAY!
Happy Children’s Day!