About Children's Day
Children’s Day ('Dia das Criancas') is celebrated on October 12th in Brazil. Coinciding with the Lady of Aparecida and the date of the European discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, Children's day is celebrated by children receiving presents from their parents.
The day has been observed since 1923, marking the date when Rio de Janeiro, hosted South American Congress for Children. One year later, the city established a holiday in remembrance of Children’s Day.