National Love Our Children Day is an American holiday dedicated to loving our children. In addition to a day when parents do everything they can to make a child as happy and joyful as possible, the holiday is also designed to raise awareness of the problem of child abuse. It is celebrated every year on the first Saturday in April.
For the creation of this holiday, we have to thank Love Our Children USA, which established National Love Our Children Day in 2004. The goal of the holiday is to eliminate violence against children in all forms and manifestations around the world. On this day a lot of support is given to orphanages, large-scale adoption events are held.
Throughout the day, radio and television broadcast various programs that talk about children. Charity companies also become active, raising money for the treatment of seriously ill children.
As mentioned earlier, efforts to combat child abuse have various strands. The organization created the Stomp Out Bullying program, which aims to prevent and eradicate bullying of children online, at school and in various children’s groups.
- Experts estimate that about 40% of adults have experienced various forms of violence as children.
- Psychologists argue that child abuse can lead to developmental (especially mental) problems.
- There is a correlation between the financial situation of families and violence. It has been proven that in poor families the rate of child abuse exceeds 60%.
How to celebrate
Learn more about forms of child abuse. Take part in charity events aimed at collecting aid for children. Support orphanages by bringing toys/clothes, etc. If you have children of your own, spend the day with them! Go on rides, walks in the park, etc.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask other users if they have experienced violence as a child.
When is National Love Our Children Day celebrated in 2024?
National Love Our Children Day is observed every year on the first Saturday in April.