New Zealand celebrated Children’s Day/ Te Rā o Ngā Tamariki on Sunday.
Held on the first Sunday of March each year, Children’s Day / Te Rā o Ngā Tamariki is a day of national awareness aiming to make tamariki in Aotearoa feel appreciated.
It is hoped that Children’s Day will provide families in New Zealand with an opportunity to made new traditions and that it will see children celebrated, nurtured, and treasured by all.
Small events to celebrate Te Rā o Ngā Tamariki took place around the country. For example, a drive-in movie with cardboard box cars was held in a Tauranga preschool. Large Children’s day events will not go ahead due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
Minister for Children Kelvin Davis is asking everyone to continue with that crucial support for our young people as the fight with Covid continues.
“Our tamariki have been through a lot this past year, today marks a day to continue showing our tamariki how special and loved they are,” Kelvin Davis said.