International Youth Day takes place on August 12, 2016. This day has been declared by the United Nations in 1985. It aims to remind the public of the importance of the youth as a stage of life and it is celebrated all over the world. On International Youth Day the youth is in the center of attention of course. According to the Western European definition the youth are boys and girls between 13 and 21. As a proper celebration of that great day there are many activities organized for the youth and often they help with the planning or implement their own ideas.
The youth most often is a very exciting stage of life for the young people themselves and all the others around them, too. During this period of the time they go through adolescence, the process of finding their own identity, finish school, start a career and leave their parental homes to travel or build up their own. Due to all those challenges of the time when we are young the United Nations considers an annual International Youth Day relevant.