German World Children's Day – September 20, 2020

Sun Sep 20

Celebrate a child — and you celebrate our future. Or let’s put it this way: The tiny shoulders of a child carry our future. Helping our precious angels stay mentally and physically happy is of utmost importance. That’s why German World Children’s Day is celebrated all over the world. German World Children’s Day is on September 20.

German World Children's Day timeline


One Germany — One Official Children’s Day

After the reunification of East and West Germany, September 20 was chosen as the official date for Children’s Day. However some parts of Germany still hold celebrations in June.


United Nations Resolves Universal Children’s Day

This further encourages various nations to pick dates to celebrate children’s day in their countries.


Introduced in East Germany

With the goal of focusing attention on children’s rights, the socialist states and the former GDR begin celebrating this day.

German World Children's Day Activities

  1. Become a child once again

    We mean — channel your inner child and have fun playing with your children, nephews or nieces. Playing together is a great way to bond with children and we adults just don’t do it enough.

  2. Plan a super fun kids party

    That’s kind of obvious, isn’t it? There’s nothing kids like better than to party with their friends.

  3. Spread some love

    Remember, Children’s day isn't just about your kids or the kids you know. There are many kids out there who are in need and a small act of kindness can mean a lot to them.

5 Facts About Children's Day That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

  1. The first Children’s Day was called Rose Day

    Sometimes it’s hard to decide on a name! It all started with Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard of Massachusetts dedicating a service to and for children. This day was later called Flower Sunday and then Children’s Day.

  2. Different dates for different countries

    While all Children’s Day celebrations around the globe are about empowerment and welfare of children, different countries celebrate on different days.

  3. One international celebration

    While national celebrations differ, Universal Children’s Day is on November 20.

  4. Turkey was the first to declare it as a national holiday

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk thought that just a celebration wasn’t enough; they needed to officially declare it as a holiday. Kids thank you Mustafa Kemal Atatürk!

  5. Britain has no National Children’s Day

    Why? We asked but all we got was a stiff upper lip and a cold silence.

Why We Love German World Children's Day

  1. Christmas comes early for kids

    Many kids get gifts from their parents and teachers on this day. And who doesn’t love getting gifts?

  2. This day is all about children

    Schools plan fun activities like parades, field trips, concerts, and games.

  3. A child is a gift

    Children are special and our future depends on them. Days like these remind us that their physical and emotional wellbeing is important.

German World Children's Day dates
2020September 20Sunday
2021September 20Monday
2022September 20Tuesday
2023September 20Wednesday
2024September 20Friday