Dia del Nino

On September 9th Costa Rica will celebrate “Dia del Nino” or Children’s Day.  This is a day to celebrate children around the World.  It was created by the U.N. in 1954 in order to bring attention to children’s rights and healthy child development around the globe.  The official day of celebration in October 20th, but countries celebrate on various dates that are convenient for them.

Today, the last Friday before September 9th, most schools are providing fun outdoor activities for the kids to participate, as well as a special lunch.  The actual holiday will be spent with family and some parents will even give their children a gift.  I do not remember ever celebrating a Children’s Day growing up in the U.S., but seems like a fun holiday for all the kids and the inner kid in all of us!

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