World Orphans Day is celebrated in America and around the world on the second Monday in November. An important date for children who, by the will of fate, were left alone. They do not have parents who would help them in difficult times, protect them and pity them. Therefore, we adults need to unite in order to provide little angels with a good education, housing, medical care, etc.
The holiday was first celebrated in 2006. The organizers were the Zvezda Foundation, an institution that helps orphans and provides all kinds of support. The idea is simple: to tell the society about the problems that children face around the world. This information sometimes brings tears to the eyes: many people simply cannot refuse the idea of help.
It is noteworthy that the first orphanage was created in 400 BC. This happened in Rome – children were brought up, given shelter, food, work and medicine. In medieval churches, shelters were also created for babies who had lost their parents. In the 1900s in England, the living conditions of orphans were very poor: many of them could not eat for several days, so orphanages gained a bad reputation, and Western countries increasingly received offers to adopt a child.
- every 19 seconds there is one more orphaned child in the world;
- UNESCO conducted a study in 2020: according to these data, there are about 153 million orphans in the world;
- British writer Charles Dickens was left alone at the age of 12 – his father was in prison due to large debts. The boy dropped out of school and went to work in a shoe factory.
How to celebrate
Become a member of the action – donate funds to charity. Organizations wisely distribute funds and cover the needs of vulnerable segments of society. Find out what events are taking place in your city. Visit the orphanage, give the kids toys, sweets, things …
When is World Orphans Day celebrated in 2022?
World Orphans Day is observed on the second Monday of November each year.