Most Romanians have an affinity for Children’s Day due to the fact that it has become a national day off. However, this day of June 1 has a very special significance for the youngest of us because it is celebrated in every corner of the globe.
In case you haven’t made a habit of celebrating Children’s Day, Google has made it a habit to remind you of this special day with a very special Doodle. It is present on the main page of the search engine every year, but each time it takes a different form, and 2022 is no exception to the rule.
International Children’s Day 2022, celebrated on June 1
As every year, Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1, both in Romania and in over 100 countries in different parts of the world. In theory, it is created as a celebration of childhood, in practice, you can be a child at any age, or at least you can enjoy the little joys, just as you did when you were just a few years old.
If you are curious about the history of this event, the first historical reference to this date was made at the 1925 World Conference on the Protection and Welfare of Children in Geneva. At that time, no less than 54 representatives from different countries agreed and adopted the Declaration on the Protection of Children. At the same time, several governments introduced International Children’s Day. Surprisingly or not, Turkey was the first to make it to the calendar in 1920, but associated it with April 23, instead of June 1 as “in our day.”
Children’s Day 2022 in Romania
In Romania in 2022, the day of June 1 falls in the middle of the week, on a Wednesday. Consequently, it cannot be an extended weekend. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. If you have a more understanding employer, maybe you can “move” this day off on Friday or Monday.
All in all, if you want to know how the June 1 – Children’s Day association came about, the explanation is as simple as possible and starts with a Chinese consul. The latter gathered many children without parents to celebrate the Dragon Festival (which had fallen that year on June 1). Unfortunately, however, the event also links June 1 to socialism, in some states being considered a communist holiday.