German World Children's Day - September 20
Tue, Sep 20, 2022

German World Children’s Day

German World Children’s Day is an annual German holiday dedicated to the protection of children. Celebrated on September 20th. It is one of two holidays whose purpose is to protect children. Such an interesting confusion in Germany arose due to the division of the country into East and West. At present, this problem remains, although children only benefit, because there are two identical holidays for them!

History

After the end of the war, there was East and West Germany. In 1950, International Children’s Day was celebrated for the first time. A single date was chosen – June 1.

In 1956, the UN General Assembly proposed the idea to organize World Children’s Day, and each country will choose its own date when it is more convenient for it to celebrate this holiday. After that, West Germany designated September 20 as a holiday, but in response to a UN resolution, it established its own holiday “Weltkindertag”.

For East Germany, the classic Children’s Day holiday is deeply rooted in society, so the idea of ​​the UN was abandoned. They continued to celebrate the holiday on June 1.

In 1990, the unification of Germany into the Federal Republic took place. However, a consensus on the issue of celebrating the “Children’s Day” has not been found. As a result, the government decided to leave two identical holidays: June 1 and September 20.

How to celebrate

There are many ways to celebrate German World Children’s Day.

  1. Gather with family, children and friends, take a stroll through the best sights in Germany. Take a day off from work to spend the day with your kids. Give them love and care.
  2. Cook traditional German dishes with your children. So you will not only spend time with children, but also teach them useful culinary skills.
  3. Learn more about the history of East and West Germany. Understanding the significant differences in the society of these two formerly separate states will make it possible to understand why there was such confusion with the celebration of Children’s Day.

When is German World Children’s Day in 2022?

German World Children’s Day is observed on September 20 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday September 20 2022
Wednesday September 20 2023
Friday September 20 2024
Saturday September 20 2025
Sunday September 20 2026