We celebrated International Children’s Day and the beginning of Children’s Week with children’s public gatherings in Opatija (on Veprinac) and Lovran!
Children’s Week is a traditional annual action and activity of the Union of Societies “Our Children” in Croatia dedicated to children, which has been celebrated since 1953. With its program content and actions, Children’s Week includes the most children and adults in the cities and municipalities where the Societies “Our children” operate every year.
It is always held in the first full week of October and lasts for seven days.
This year, Children’s Week begins on Monday, October 2nd, 2023, International Children’s Day, and ends on Sunday, October 8th, 2023.
At the meeting in Veprinac, the mayor of the City of Opatija, Fernando Kirigin, and the deputy mayor, Kristina Đukić, were with us!
Pupils of Veprinac Primary School wrote and drew messages to adults, put together puzzles related to environmental protection, we set up a communication board on the Veprinac children’s playground and played games!
In Lovran, we were with the mayor of Lovran Municipality, Bojan Simonič, and the head of the municipality, Elvira Jović Ban!
The students of Elementary School Viktora Cara Emina Lovran read messages to adults with the needs and wishes of the children of our region, they played movement and musical games, drew messages, hugged our church in Lovran and shouted together the motto of the Children’s Week “Love to children above all!”