Although not a national holiday, Children’s Day, which falls on June 1 in China, is probably among the most anticipated days for children across the country every year.
Not only children themselves, but also parents and schools, think hard about the best way to celebrate the day. As all mothers and fathers do, Chinese parents wish all the best for their precious kids and are willing to battle every challenge that may come along the way while bringing up their kids.
Are parents’ aspirations really what the kids long for? What’s the best thing about being a kid? What is necessary for a happy childhood by the kids’ own definition? What if they are granted magic powers one day? Will they dream big? Have they ever imagined the days when the childhood is over?
Starting with these questions, we had a random interview with some children on Beijing’s streets this week. We hope the childish voices in this short video tell some truths about being a kid.
(Produced by Chen Lidan, Yan Yiqiao, Liang Peiyu and Bao Han)