Are you getting ready to celebrate Children’s Day tomorrow? Posted by Kasia on May 31, 2020 in Culture
If you grew up in Poland, you know about this special day! June 1st marks this amazing holiday : Dzień Dziecka! (Children’s Day).
It’s truly such a fun and amazing holiday! We celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher’s Day…why not celebrate kids??? It is definitely one of my favorite memories growing up in Poland. Kids were getting candies, presents and special celebrations were held at schools, recreational departments, etc.
The International Children’s Day (Międzynarodowy Dzień Dziecka) was introduced in Poland in 1952. It coincides with the beginning of summer and it is treated as a holiday, as it takes place near the end of the school year.
Our parents had special dinners and gifts for us! They made us feel “very important”. Not that we were not treated as a important human beings on any other day, but this day was different! My parents treated us as adults that day and it was very funny! It was almost like we switched roles with them!
I try to keep all of the aspects of my Polish heritage alive for my family, even though I live in USA now. So because of that, we also celebrate all the Polish holidays that are not typical for Americans. That includes Name Days (Imieniny), Women’s Day (Dzień Kobiet) and Children’s Day!
Children’s Day is no doubt going to be different this year…
Do any of you celebrate this day with your children? I’m planning on a family bike ride, special arts and crafts and dinner of my children’s choice (even if I have to make two special dinners – since my two kids like different food:))
How about you? Let me know in comments below:)
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