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When I was a kid, June 1st was one of my favorite days because we didn’t have school. I mean, we did go to school, but it was to participate in all the awesome fun activities rather than to study.

What is so special about June 1st?

June 1st is Children’s Day in China.

儿童节 (ér tóng jié) Children's Day
儿童 (ér tóng) child
节 (jié) festival; holiday

Multiple Names

儿童节 (ér tóng jié) is one of my favorite translations because it is the shortest.

The slightly longer version is 六一儿童节 (liù yī ér tóng jié).

六 (liù) six
一 (yī) one

六一 (liù yī) six, one
六一 is “6, 1” literally, but here it stands for June 1st.

儿童节 (ér tóng jié) Children's Day

If this is not long enough for you, you are more than welcome to go for 六一国际儿童节 (liù yī guó jì ér tóng jié kuài lè).

六一儿童节 (liù yī ér tóng jié) June 1st Children's Day
国际 (guó jì) international

六一国际儿童节快乐
liù yī guó jì ér tóng jié kuài lè
June 1 International Children's Day

How to say Happy Children's Day

To wish a child Happy Children’s Day, you add 快乐 (kuài lè) at the end of the festival name.

快乐 (kuài lè) happy

You can say:
儿童节快乐
ér tóng jié kuài lè
Happy Children's Day

六一儿童节快乐
liù yī ér tóng jié kuài lè
Happy June 1st Children's Day

六一国际儿童节快乐
liù yī guó jì ér tóng jié kuài lè
Happy June 1st International Children's Day

If you know me, I prefer the shortest one ha.

What did we do on June 1st?

When I was a kid, we would go to school on June 1st. Each class would be responsible for setting up an event or activity, like dance performance, singing, throwing darts blindfolded, raffles, and all kinds of fun activities that children would enjoy participating in.

Each classroom would rotate the students to manage the activity so that all students could check out and participate in other events.

What if you are no longer a child?

Well, we can always celebrate our “inner child” 😂 Get some hugs (self patting works too), toys, or books.

What about you?

Do you have Children’s Day? If you do, what do you do that day? I would love to know! Send me a DM on Instagram or let us know in the comment section below. I am ChineseMandarinCafe on Instagram.

儿童节快乐
ér tóng jié kuài lè
Happy Children's Day

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