Children's Day of Brazil

12 Oct 2020  Mon

Dia das Criancas or Children’s Day is celebrated on 12th October in Brazil. Dia das Criancas or Children’s Day will be celebrated on 12th October this year in Brazil. It coincides with Brazils’ holiday for its Patron Saint. It is also referred to as ‘Our Lady of Aparecida’ Day.

On this day, besides celebrating the importance of children, people also venerate the Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Aparecida. This day also marks the finding of the clay statue of the Virgin Mary by three fishermen when they were trying to spread their nets.

This day is celebrated by all families in Brazil. The children receive gifts from their respective parents. This day is marked as a holiday and has been the tradition since 12th October 1923. This was the occasion when the capital of Brazil at that time, Rio de Janeiro, hosted South American Congress for Children. One year after that special event, the city established a holiday in remembrance of Children’s Day.

In the year 1993, Brazil issued a banknote with the denomination of 1000 Cruzeiros Reais which depicts Anisio Teixeira - was a Brazilian educator, jurist, and writer on the obverse and students and teachers on the reverse.

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