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Children's Day Quiz

posted Mar 5, 2011, 1:48 PM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Nov 7, 2012, 11:59 PM ]

This short Children's Day quiz offers a quick glimpse into the annual holiday and how it came to be. There are a total of 6 questions.

1. What is Children’s Day?
A: It is a day created to honor both local and world children.

2. When is Children’s Day?
A: The date for Children’s Day varies by country and organization. The two commonly used dates are November 20 (Universal Children’s Day) and June 1 (International Children’s Day). Some countries set their own dates for the occasion.

3. Why do people celebrate Children’s Day?
A: As we have already dedicated certain days to celebrate fathers, mothers, and even grandparents, it is natural that we would also set aside a day to honor the children of the world.

4. Who established the Universal Children’s Day?
A: The special occasion was established by the United Nations in 1954.

5. How do people observe Children’s Day?
A: Festivities on Children’s Day include games, food festivals, commemorative events, TV specials that raise awareness for children’s issues, and gift giving. Children’s Day is considered a public holiday in some countries; students and workers are given the day off.

6. Does the United States observe Children’s Day? 
A: Although Children’s Day is not widely celebrated in America, the U.S. government does recognize it as a commemorative event.
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