Universal Children’s Day - November 20
Mon, Nov 20, 2023

Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 all around the world. This holiday is dedicated to the well-being, care and protection of children, and it highlights the importance of creating a brighter and more secure future for them.


Universal Children’s Day was founded by the UN in 1954, although a similar holiday was celebrated in Turkey as early as 1920 on April 23rd. It was officially declared by the President of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The holiday is now celebrated with the aim of protecting children from violence and other bad influences, as well as providing them with affordable education and medicine, and creating a safe and respectful environment for them.

Interesting facts

  • In Ethiopia, more than 26 million children are out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 90% of children with disabilities do not go to school due to the fact that the building is not equipped for their needs, the ridicule of classmates, and the unpreparedness of teachers.
  • 150 million children around the world have no childhood and are forced to do adult work.
  • Singapore is the most beautiful place for children to live.

How to take part

There are several ways to take part in Universal Children’s Day:

  • Find out about events in your city and attend them.
  • Help organizations through volunteering or doing charity work.
  • Publish posts on social media to increase awareness of the holiday.

When is Universal Children’s Day celebrated in 2023?

Universal Children’s Day is observed on November 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday November 20 2023
Wednesday November 20 2024
Thursday November 20 2025
Friday November 20 2026

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