Celebrate International Children's Day
Artist: Yao Zhongyu
Publisher: Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House
Size (mm): 527x766
Condition: Very good, some staining and foxing to margins. Printed on cheap paper stock, discolouration due to age
Liuyi Guoji Ertongjie (June 1 International Children's Day) is the day on which China celebrates International Children's Day, which is recognised on different days around the world. After the founding of the People's Republic in 1949 a half-day holiday was granted to all primary schools, increased in 1956 to a full day. Fun activities and events are often arranged.
The white banner at the top of the poster reads haohao xuexi, tiantian xiangshang (study well, make progress every day). The words for peace in several different languages are written on the orange ribbon. The photograph shows a group of children in Taicang, Jiangsu celebrating Children's Day in 1960 with their teacher, centre, holding a portrait of Mao. (image source)