Children's Day in Colombia Date in the current year: April 27, 2024

Children's Day in Colombia Children of South American countries, including Colombia, suffer many problems. For a long time they were subjected to abuse and mistreatment. Celebration of Children's Day helps change this situation in Colombia. The holiday is annually observed on the last Saturday in April.

Previously children were treated in Colombia as objects, considered to be simple beings without any rights. From the early age children were made to work to earn money and provide families with food. After adoption of the UN's Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 the situation started changing, but there's still a long way to go. Colombia made the first steps to protect children's rights only in 1991.

In 2001 the government of Colombia established Children's Day (the full name is Day of Childhood and Recreation – Día de la Niñez y la Recreación in Spanish), that is annually celebrated on the last Saturday in April. All governmental institutions and organizations hold different events, focusing on the importance of education, sustainable health care, recreation and welfare of every Colombian child.

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