- National Child Health Day was first observed in 1928
- The day raises awareness about how children’s health can be protected and developed
- The day does not have the status of a public holiday
Since May 18, 1928, the country has observed the National Child Health Day on the first Monday of October. The day highlights the care and guidance that children should receive from adults to uphold their health and overall well-being.
National Child Health Day was first observed in 1928 after President Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation. Initially, the day was celebrated on May 1 but in 1960, it was changed to the first Monday in October. Ever since it is being observed on this day to raise awareness about how children’s health can be protected and developed in the right way.
Instead of being a national observance, the day still does not have the status of