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International Children’s Day – Dzień Dziecka

Posted on: 26th May 2009

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1 of JunePoland (Dzień Dziecka) and Worldwide (International Children Day)

International Children’s Day is celebrated on 1 June each year. It is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and well being, children TV programs, parties, various actions involving or dedicated to children, families going out etc. It complements Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

In Poland Children’s Day (Dzień Dziecka, literally “Child’s Day”) is celebrated also on June 1. The International Children’s Day was introduced in Poland in 1952. It coincides with the beginning of summer and it is usually treated as a holiday, as it takes place near the end of the school year. Schools usually organize special activities for the day of the celebration, and the first week of June is a time of festivities organized in parks and entertainment centres for children. Parents usually buy small gifts for their children.

From my childhood memories I can remember small gifts and sweets placed on my pillow either when I just woke up or on that day after school… I don’t know yet what I’m going to prepare for my children, but definitely something sweet + some little not edible gift, for the smaller one possibly Amy Hodgepodge books about multiracial girl ;)

And what are your planning for the 1st of June? I would love to hear about your plans for this day.


Some information source: Wikipedia.

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  1. Hmm, I will definitely be doing something special… Perhaps a stop at the cupcake show and the toy store? We always let our Princess pick out any toy she wants in the whole store, and everytime it’s been under $20. LOL, I love that kid.

  2. For the small one I got already two Amy Hodgepodge books, she loves to read… still thinking what to get for the bigger one, it is not so easy ;)

  3. m planing to arrange a small tea party for my kids and their friends :) also buy some interesting story books of their choice.. m definitely gonna prep your biscuit for the party margot:D

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