Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, June 1 – International Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1st in China, as well 46 other countries worldwide. When we first went to China I was surprised to learn about it since I had never heard of Children’s Day in the USA, although Wikipedia says it is celebrated in the USA the second Sunday in June each year. There are also many countries that celebrate Universal Children’s Day on November 20. Our first Children’s Day in China was just a few weeks after we had first arrived in China and Leah was invited to attend the activities at a local elementary school. The children first did their morning exercises and a program, then the rest of the morning had a carnival type set up with games to play and activities to participate in. At the end, each child received a treat bag. These pictures are from 2009.