Celebrating El Dia del Nino!
El Día del Niño (Children’s day) in Mexico, is a beautiful tradition that's celebrated every year on April 30. It's a day dedicated to making little ones happy and allowing adults to celebrate like kids again!
The Start of El Dia del Nino
It was 1954 when the General Assembly of the United Nations recommended that a Universal Children's Day be instituted in all countries and suggested to the state governments that they choose an appropriate day to celebrate.
According to history, Mexico had already established April 30, 1924, as a day to ensure the well-being of children.
Think about a day where everyone goes back to be a kid and kids actually enjoy being children. Everybody changes their social media profile picture to one from their childhood. Parents decorate their houses with balloons and prepare delicious snacks. No classes! Or at least teachers try their best to not make it look like an ordinary day.
Join the Celebration in Wichita
That celebration has been carried on to Wichita, in the heart of the Latino community. Families in Wichita continue the tradition, celebrating on or close to April 30.
Latino moms organize through social media. They start practicing different dancing steps to perform this day for their children. Some plan to set up different booths, balloons, candy, photo booths and more. Others organize different games and fun contests. Many dress-up as clowns or children. It's a day that everyone can act like a kid again!
This year, Hispanic Entrepreneurs of Wichita and Wichita Parks and Recreation Department will put on the celebration.
El Día del Niño Celebration
Sunday, April 29
2 - 6 p.m.
ICT Urban Pop-Up Park
121 E Douglas Ave.
Come enjoy Mexican food and music and being a kid again! Everyone is invited to share in the fun... and breaking some piñatas, too!