20 November Universal Children’s Day

November 20, 1950

Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world to honor children globally. Children's Day began the second Sunday of June in 1856 by the Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Mass. That Sunday of June Dr. Leonard held a special service just for children to Dedicate them. Dr. Leonard christened the day, Rose Day. Later it was named Flower Sunday. Still later the second Sunday of the month of July was named Children's Day.
The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children's Day on 1 June since 1950. It was established by the Women's International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (4 November 1949).[citation needed] Major global variants include a Universal Children's Day on 20 November, by United Nationsrecommendation.