International Children’s Day 1/6, in Vietnam also known as Children’s Day, has long been considered as one of the great festivals of children. Vietnam is the first country in Asia and the second in the world to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Origin of International Children’s Day
At about dawn on June 1, 1942, the Nazis surrounded the village of Lidiz (Czechoslovakia), they captured 173 men, 196 women and children. Here, they carried out a massacre of 66 people and put 104 children in a concentration camp, 88 children were killed in gas chambers, 9 others were taken to work as agents of the criminals. acid. The village of Lydise was devoid of people.
More than 2 years later, on June 10, 1944, the Nazis continued to besiege the town of Oradua (France), they cornered 400 people into a church, including many women and girls. More than 100 children, set fire to burn tragically.
In memory of hundreds of innocent children who were ruthlessly murdered by the Nazis, in 1949 the International Federation of Democratic Women met together and decided to make June 1 every year as a national day. Children’s Protection International, in order to demand that governments in countries around the world take responsibility for the lives of children, to reduce military budgets to increase education budgets, to protect and take good care of children. adolescents, children. Starting in 1950, June 1 every year became Children’s Day.
International Children’s Day in Vietnam
Vietnam is the first country in Asia and the second in the world to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child – the first international legal document to comprehensively address children’s rights based on the child’s principle. Children have the right to special care, protection and assistance.
In our country, right after independence, the 1/6 and the Mid-Autumn Festival (August 15 of the lunar calendar) every year has really become a jubilant festival for children across the country.
The first International Children’s Day (June 1, 1950) is still in the period of our nation’s resistance against the French colonialists, this is the time when the nation is going through the most difficult and fiercest period, but President Ho Chi Minh always thinks of children across the country and sends congratulatory letters to teenagers and children.
Since then, every year on Children’s Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, children across the country have the feeling of joyfully welcoming Uncle Ho’s congratulatory letter.
Uncle Ho always paid great attention to his children, teaching them how to become people, in which there were 5 things Uncle Ho taught teenagers and children that became educational content for the Ho Chi Minh Pioneer Youth Team.
The care, protection and education of children is a regular and continuous, comprehensive and long-term job. Let children enjoy legitimate rights and have conditions to reach their noble dreams.