College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Modern Languages and Literatures Department



Primary Advisor

Karen Muñoz Christian


This Project attempts to explicate the importance and procedures of the day of the child celebration for Latin American culture; while planning the event for Pacheco Elementary School it is dually important to emphasize and maintain cultural respect for both the English and the Spanish speaking families while encouraging positive inter- and intra-personal communication. As this is a hands-on project with the intended goal of planning, organizing and celebrating a successful day of the child festival, the research will focus on the history and creation of the day of the child in relation to the United Nations, UNICEF, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child as well as the personal experiences of those involved with the project.

While organizing the Día del Niño festival all expectations and encounters experienced while planning the event will be logged in a journal, especially focusing on the inter- and intra- cultural communications associated with the English and Spanish speaking members involved. There will also be significant research done to explain and demonstrate the immense cultural and social importance and implications of the creation of the event and the various changes that have occurred since the creation of the day of the child.

The study intends to explain why the day of the child is celebrated and how it is celebrated, specifically in Latin American cultures, and how an understanding of this celebration can heighten cultural understanding, sensitivity and respect.