National Pyjama Day (but not for grown-ups)

Coolest kid on the block (mine, of course!).

If you’re in Portugal and notice a lot of kids today wearing pyjamas on their way to and back from school that’s because it is National Pyjama Day! Yes, that’s a thing. 

Let me explain: November 20th 1959 was when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and on the same day (but in 1989) the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. National Pyjama Day (Dia Nacional do Pijama) began in 2012 through the Mundos de Vida organization and its purpose is to remind everyone that all children have the right to grow up in a family.

On this day children in Portugal get to wear their pyjamas to school and take part in several solidary actions either today and/or on the previous days. That’s my kid on the photo – she got to wear her NASA PJ’s to school today!

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