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Children's Day: what, where, when

June 1 2007

1 June each year around the world joyfully celebrate Children's Day. Today the Russian children will be actively and consistently defend, honor, to arrange for them to concerts, distributing gifts and sweets. But only someone really is a holiday?

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It was established in November 1949 decision of the session of the International Democratic Women's Federation. This initiative is supported by the United Nations, which, in turn, proclaimed one of its priorities the protection of human rights, life and health of children. For the first time the feast was celebrated in 1950 in more than fifty countries around the world.

It is no secret that on June 1 is a very popular day at school, because it means the beginning of vacation. Therefore, in the morning they have a truly wonderful holiday spirit, oh and turn kids to the fullest. Moreover, that Moscow International Children's Day is celebrated widely.

Children account for approximately 20-25% of the population in each country. In Russia there are more than 30 million minors. At present the situation of children is one of the main issues addressed by the international community, in particular the UN Children's Fund.

One gets the impression that everything in the child protection situation is generally satisfactory. Today, more than half the world's children live in families where physical and psychological violence - the everyday reality. Every tenth child in the world regularly fall victim to aggressive behavior of adults. In the underdeveloped countries of Asia and Africa, threatening not only the children of adult aggression or disrespect of their rights, but such harsh realities, such as hunger, AIDS, war. The infant mortality rate in these countries is almost two times higher than in developing countries.

Children's Day today will celebrate around the world. Many shares will be held in Russia. For example today comes off Circus Festival on Poklonnaya Hill. A night in Moscow will host the fifth anniversary fireworks. Teams participating set a theme for a fiery performance titled "Growing with Moscow."

Participants will demonstrate their art to light in the sky, fantastic lights. Pyrotechnics must be synchronously exposed to music, to create a complete artistic composition of the three levels of fire - this is the maximum number of levels. Shares on children, held in dozens of Russian cities.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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