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Monday, November 20, 2017
CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE !! # KidsTake Over
Today’s marks Children’s Day 2017 and reminds us of the old adage, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”
Children’s Day is an international celebration intended to bring nations together to promote child welfare.
Its origins can be traced all the way back to Reverend Dr Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts, who gave a service dedicated to childhood innocence in June 1856. His sermon was so popular that it gave rise to an annual tradition known as Rose Day, later rechristened Flower Day.
The United Nations (UN) formally inaugurated Children’s Day as an international event in 1954, the celebration subsequently becoming associated with the UN’s Declaration of the Rights of the Child five years later and marked on the date of that legislation’s adoption thereafter, 20 November.
Every Children’s Day is given a theme by UNICEF and 2017’s is #KidsTakeOver, with the fund encouraging young people across the world to step into their parents shoes and address the plight of those less fortunate from platforms they would ordinarily be too short to reach.