On April 30, Children’s Day (El Día Del Niño) is nationally celebrated in Mexico as a tribute to children. Special events are held at school and parents are invited to celebrate and share this special day with their children and other students. Parties are also held and children take part in various fun activities.
According to our research, Children’s Day has been celebrated annually in Mexico since 1925. Children are recognized as an important part of society, hence the day focuses on the importance of loving, accepting and appreciating children.
Children are important and cherished members of the La Posada family, making up a large percentage of the client census on a monthly basis. In April, we sheltered 58 individuals, of whom 27 were children. So on May 2, 2018, La Posada Client Mentor Sister Thérèse Cunningham, SHSp, organized a Children’s Day Celebration for La Posada’s children. She baked and served cupcakes; the highlight was racing to get candy from an opened piñata. It appears the children and parents enjoyed themselves.