My library does an awesome celebration every year to promote diversity and literacy!
Children notice things. Every year in this country, in the space of 5 weeks, we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. An observant child will inevitably ask “So, when is Children’s Day?” Of course, the standard answer from every parent is “Every day is Children’s Day!”
Actually, the observant child has a point. Seventy-seven countries around the world celebrate a Children’s Day during the course of a year. The United States is one of the few developed nations that does not. In Mexico, Children’s Day is celebrated every year on April 30. That day is called El día de los niños. It is quite a celebration, too! Schools have carnivals, towns have parades, and children receive special treats. Mexican immigrants in the American southwest brought their observance of Children’s Day into their communities in this country, and in 1996, a children’s author named Pat Mora noticed. She thought it was…
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