clown1Beijing annually celebrates Children’s Day with a variety of kid-centered activities. Much of the world marks it, but Children’s Day is a novel concept to me. When I was little and asked why there was a Grandparents’ Day and Mother’s and Father’s day but nothing for kids, I was told, “Every day is Children’s Day”. Nevertheless with our kids off school, I decided to find out what’s going on around Beijing on Children’s Day.

Clown Carnival – on May 31 to June 1st. Offered by the Russian Moscow Phoenix Cultural Drama Entertainment Centre.

Children’s Day Fun In The Park With Drama Rainbow – FREE! Haidian Park. Jun 1st, 10am – 6:30 pm. Free gift for kids and clowns and other fun stuff.

Childrens Day at The Kro’s Nest260RMB/one-kid family, add one kid add 35RMB. June 1, 7:00PM-9:00PM Coloring, hula hoop, best chef competitions.

 One free dish for kids at AlioOlio – June 1 2011. Children receive FREE dish of choice from the kids menu

There’s nothing specific mentioned in this one, but amidst the propaganda is a good idea – instead of making Children’s Day all about *your* kids, make it a time to visit and help or at least reflect on the more needy kids around us.