Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally.
It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect children working long hours in dangerous circumstances and allow all children access to an education.
The UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Universal Children’s Day on an “appropriate” day. Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Day on April 30, by United Nations recommendation.
Children’s Day is often celebrated on other days as well. In 1931, Hungary started Children’s Day although then it was called Children’s Week, but since 1950 it has only been a day, the last Sunday in May.