In 2020, Children's Day will traditionally be held in large cities and small towns. It is dedicated to all children, regardless of whether they have parents or not. The holiday is designed to draw the attention of society to the problems of the smallest and make them happier, give them hope and surround them with love and care.
Date of celebration and history of occurrence
The date of the holiday is fixed, and therefore does not change.
Important! In 2020, Children's Day will be celebrated on the first day of summer - June 1.
The first holiday for kids, schoolchildren and teenagers was held in 1950. The initiator of its creation was the International Democratic Federation of Women. In the post-war period there were many orphans. In order to somehow survive, they had to wander, starve, and even steal. Indifferent women declared that every child beyond the Earth should be happy. To attract public attention, at a congress in Paris, they proposed creating a special holiday. Already in the first year the idea was supported by more than 50 states.
By the way, the date of the celebration was not chosen by chance. The fact is that in 1925 significant events took place at once in two different places. The Consul General of China in San Francisco decided to arrange a holiday for orphans, which means the arrival of summer. He had prepared treats for them in advance. The idea really liked the locals. By an amazing coincidence, on this day in Geneva a conference was held on the problems of children.
Interesting! In 1959, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was published. Later, another document was developed - the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It appeared in 1989, and the following year the USSR was signed.
Tradition of celebration
On this holiday, all attention is directed to the kids. Although congratulate parents, teachers, social workers and other representatives of similar professions.
As part of the celebration, they arrange:
- sport competitions;
- exhibitions of children's works;
- creative contests, etc.
Teachers and educators are awarded with diplomas and certificates. Local authorities give gifts to the pupils of orphanages, congratulate talented children. To attract public attention to the future of the younger generation, adults organize flash mobs of various subjects. In addition, charity events are held, and the funds raised are sent to orphanages or to help children with cancer.In cinemas, cartoons and children's films are shown. Make big discounts on entry tickets. Museums and galleries hold thematic exhibitions. In many cities, the parks have free rides and attractions. In the houses of culture, concerts are organized in which local groups and artists participate.
By the way, the holiday has its own symbol. This is a flag on which a blue planet and colorful children are depicted on a green background. Each element of ensign has its own meaning. The green background symbolizes the harmony in which all people should live. It gives a sense of freedom, the right to choose and an opportunity for development. Blue planet means home for everyone. Different colors are a symbol of tolerance for diversity. Children are located on the flag so that their legs form a star, which gives light to move forward, to achieve their goals.
How will they celebrate in Moscow
The main events dedicated to Children's Day in 2020 in Moscow will be held in parks. Entertainment venues will unfold in the Gorky Park, Izmailovo, Sokolniki, Tsaritsyno, the Hermitage Garden, etc. For small visitors they will arrange:
- soap shows;
- concert programs;
- quests and games;
- master classes;
- sport competitions;
- other entertainment.
Guests can participate in the asphalt drawing contest, ride on inflatable trampolines or ride on a swing. They also organize excursions, conduct theater performances and prepare animation programs.
In the palaces of culture, children's groups will perform, and in educational institutions will hold competitions for the best works. The Grand Kremlin Palace will traditionally host interesting performances. If you buy tickets in advance, you can save a lot. Entertainment events of various sizes will be held in shopping centers, educational institutions, in cinemas, at stadiums and in sports palaces.
How to celebrate the holiday in St. Petersburg
They are planning to celebrate Children's Day in St. Petersburg in 2020 with great scope, and therefore a number of events are being prepared in advance. Traditionally, the holiday will be held in parks, squares, as well as in palaces of culture, museums and theaters. For the younger generation organize:
- competition of drawings on paper and asphalt;
- children's festival;
- soap bubbles show;
- city quest;
- sports on football, tennis and other sports.
Concerts for children and their parents will be held in sanatoriums, boarding schools, educational institutions. Young residents and guests of St. Petersburg with adults will be able to attend master classes, participate in interactive programs, compete in intellectual competitions and quizzes, show their talents and just have fun.
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