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Children's Day

Children’s Day 2019 and 2020

In Vanuatu, Children’s Day is an official public holiday observed every 24 July. It was first celebrated in the capital city of Port Vila only in response to the UN-affiliated Committee on the Rights of the Child. Today, however, it is celebrated country-wide.

201924 JulWedChildren's Day
202024 JulFriChildren's Day

Government agencies, educational institutions, churches, businesses, and families all put an emphasis on the value of children. There is special stress on fighting child abuse, but for most, it is simply a day for children and parents to spend extra time together.

Every year, there are parades, concerts, public speeches, sports events, and other celebratory activities in honour of Children’s Day. Additionally, it is common to give one’s children a special gift on this occasion and to take them somewhere fun. Tourist with children traveling with them will find many opportunities to take part in Vanuatu’s Children’s Day events