When I was little, right around this time of year, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, I remember asking my parents rather indignantly, “but when is CHILDREN’S Day?!?!”
“EVERY day is Children’s Day,” they would reply wearily. (Mom and Dad, you were right!)
I didn’t know it when I was little, but countries around the world DO celebrate “Children’s Day” at various points throughout the year. Officially, the UN has recognized Universal Children’s Day as November 20. But this time of year, several Spanish-speaking countries, as well as the US, celebrate their own version:
Apr 23 23 de abril, 2014, "Día Mundial del Libro y del Derecho de Autor" - Resources for your Spanish Classroom
Hoy es un día muy especial porque es 23 de abril y celebramos el "Día Mundial del Libro y del Derecho de Autor". Por eso, antes de salir de casa me he asegurado de tener en mi bolsa el libro que le voy a regalar a mi compañera Ariana.
I've been a book nerd my whole life. I used to pretend to be asleep when my mom would check in on me, fingers holding my place in the book under the covers. I would take a dozen books with me on even the shortest vacations because What if I Finish Them All?!?! A fate worse than death, of course! In high school I considered A Tale of Two Cities one of my favorite books of all time, and blazed through The Grapes of Wrath in a single weekend. I even used to read for fun in Spanish and Portuguese.
Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.
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