When is German World Children's Day 2023?

German World Children's Day 2023 is on Wednesday 20th Sep, 2023 (20/09/2023) in 1021 days

What is German World Children's Day?

German World Children's Day

The Federal Republic of Germany has two distinctive celebrations dedicated to children; Universal Children’s Day, and International Children’s Day. The former is an official annual holiday that is celebrated on the 20th of September, whilst the latter is more popular in the eastern parts of the country, and is typically observed on the 1st of June.

Prior to the reunification of Germany, the country was divided into two factions during the Cold War: the German Democratic Republic (abbreviated into GDR, and commonly referred to as East Germany), and the Federal Republic of Germany (shortened into FRG, and informally denominated West Germany).

Each faction had its own children’s day. In East Germany, International Children’s Day was inaugurated in the year 1950, and was observed every year along with other Eastern European countries. On this day, parents usually give presents to their children, and special events are generally held in schools, including field trips, parades, and concerts.

On the other hand, Universal Children’s Day is a holiday that was instigated in West Germany in coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The aforementioned holiday had political overtones, unlike its East Germany counterpart; focusing more on consolidating children’s rights in Germany and all around the world.

Upon the unification of Germany in 1990, Universal Children’s Day was recognized as the sole official holiday in the country that is dedicated to children. Notwithstanding, the majority of parents in eastern parts of the country still confer presents to their children on the 1st of June, whilst public festivities in said parts of the country take place concurrently with Universal Children’s Day on the 20th of September.

Dates for German World Children's Day from 2015 to 2024

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When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
German World Children's Day 2024FridaySep 20th in 1387 days
German World Children's Day 2023WednesdaySep 20th in 1021 days
German World Children's Day 2022TuesdaySep 20th in 656 days
German World Children's Day 2021MondaySep 20th in 291 days
German World Children's Day 2020SundaySep 20th 73 days ago
German World Children's Day 2019FridaySep 20th 439 days ago
German World Children's Day 2018ThursdaySep 20th 804 days ago
German World Children's Day 2017WednesdaySep 20th 1169 days ago
German World Children's Day 2016TuesdaySep 20th 1534 days ago
German World Children's Day 2015SundaySep 20th 1900 days ago
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Start DateSep 20, 2023
When? Starts in 1021 days
Duration1 Day
Type Germany Holidays

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