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How did the celebration of children’s day in Mexico start?

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The origin of the children’s day, comes from the First World War, because as a result of the havoc that left this event in Europe, thousands of children were vulnerable and was for this reason that the activist Eglantyne Jebb, founded the         ”Organization Save The Children’’ and with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross it was urged the adoption of the First Declaration of Human Rights.

But it would be up to in the Geneva Declaration on the Rights of the child, on September 26, 1924 where it would be adopted and ratified.

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For 1925, at the World Conference on the Welfare of children, held in Geneva, was declared, for the first time, the International Day of the Child, pointing to the June 1st.

In the year of 1954 the General Assembly of the United Nations recommended that a ”Universal Children Day’’ should be instituted in all countries and suggested to the State Governments to celebrate this day in the date that each one of them considers convenient.

The United Nations celebrates this celebration on November 20th, in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

Moreover, in our country, we celebrate every April 30, in Colombia they celebrate it the last Saturday of April, in Paraguay on May 31 and Venezuela the third Sunday of June.

During the term of President Álvaro Obregón, the ”Geneva Declaration” was signed on April 30th in1924; Mexico has joined the Geneva Convention to ensure the well-being of children and with this statement the guarantees of Mexican children were established.