In Bangladesh, Children's Day used to be celebrated as "National Child Day" on 20th March, the birthday of Shekh Mujibur Rahman, the father of nation. This was observed from the years 1996 to 2000. But this changed from the year 2000 and since then, the Bangladesh government has been celebrating the occassion on November 20th every year(following the tradition of observing Universal Child Day by UNICEF). The focus of Children's Day in Bangladesh is to let the community know about the importance of Child Rights. Though Children's Day is not considered as a holiday in Bangladesh, the day is celebrated by holding huge children competitions and fashion shows to spread awareness about Children's Day and children's rights.
In Canada, Children's Day is better known as "National Child Day" and is held on November 20th each year. It is also known as the Child Day Act, for the day began to be celebrated in the country when the Parliament of Canada passed the "Child Day Act" in 1993 to fulfill Canada's commitment to the United Nations General Assembly's recommendation to observe a Universal Children's Day. National Child Day is not a holiday in Canada.
In Germany, Children's Day is known as "Kindertag" and is celebrated on June 1 of every year. The holiday began to be celebrated in the country from 1950 (in the German Democratic Republic), and from then on, it became a yearly highlight for the German children. On this day, German children traditionally receive congratulations and presents from their parents. It is also the time when they perform special activities in school, such as field trips and the like. However, in many parts of the country, Children's Day is celebrated on September 20, the date on which the day was first observed.
In India, Children's Day is celebrated on November 14 every year. This date marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India. Nehru was very fond of children and so, to honor him and acknowledge his lifelong passion and work for children, Children's day is celebrated on the 14th of every November. Children's Day is an occassion of great joy for Indian children. On the occassion, children of India usually get gifts and congratulations from their parents. Many schools allow students to attend their classes in coloured dresses. Special programmes are held by the children themselves and the principles hand over a rose to every child. Many schools hold activities such as camping trips or free movies on Children's Day to allow students to have fun.
Poland celebrates the International Children's Day. In Poland, Children's Day is known as "Dzien Dziecka" (meaning "child's day") and is celebrated on June 1. It was in 1952 when the "International Children's Day" was first introduced in Poland. Children's Day is not a holiday in Poland, but as the occassion coincides with the beginning of summer which is about the end of the school year in the country, it is usually a holiday for children. It is a time when parents usually buy small gifts for their children. The first week of June is a time of festivities organized in parks and entertainment centers for children. Schools usually organize special activities for children for the occassion.