Düsseldorf to Host UNICEF World Children’s Day 2010

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Rhine River Promenade will be site of largest annual non-commercial children’s and family festival in the region.

Düsseldorf's Rhine River Promenade

Politics – Easy as Child’s Play.

A giant outdoor festival on the Rhine River promenade with 100,000 visitors is how Düsseldorf will celebrate World’s Children’s Day on Sunday, September 20, 2010. More than 90 organizations will provide activities and information in booths, stages, and event spaces -- from the Old Town’s castle tower along the river promenade, considered the most beautiful on the Rhine River, all the way down to the State’s parliament building.

The theme of this year’s event, as announced by UNICEF, is “Respect for Children.” The program will include exhibits that focus on living situations and rights of children all around the world, 60 different interactive arts and crafts activities and contests, book and reading areas, musical performances, a circus, and plenty of food and beverages, of course. UNICEF will have its own booth featuring a special exhibit called “Nutrition, Education, Health.”

The State’s parliament building (Landtag North-Rhine Westphalia), located at the southern end of the festival area, will be open that day to offer a related educational program of mock assemblies and conferences for children called “Politics – Easy as Child’s Play.”

The World Children’s Day is an annual celebration in honor of children and minors that was created by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1954 in an effort to raise awareness about the rights of children and minors all over the world. The event is open from 12 noon - 6 pm.

For more information on World Children’s Day, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.

Düsseldorf, only a short distance from many major destinations, makes possible easy travel to the Rhine-Ruhr area, Cologne, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as many opportunities for short and long-term stays. For more information on Düsseldorf, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.

Düsseldorf International Airport, Germany’s third largest, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit http://www.fly2dus.com.

Düsseldorf Tourism & Marketing GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.

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