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and most countries the world over celebrate on the 1st of June each year. Children's day is a coincidence of two important events that took place in 1925.

The first was the World Conference for the well-being of children in Geneva and at the same time the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco was gathering Chinese Orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Since both of these incidents had the well-fare of children at their core, 1st of June became International Children's Day.

Just like our own Children's Day here in New Zealand (which is celebrated on the 1st weekend in March), it is recognized as a day of activities, that start new traditions as well as continue old ones. Over 500 activities were registered to celebrate Children's Day in New Zealand

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