25 May is observed as a International Missing Children’s Day every year. This day is observed for missing children who have found their way home, remember those that are victims of crime, and continue efforts to seek out those that are still missing. 25th May is now widely referred to as Missing Children’s Day, with the forget-me-not flower as its emblem.


The International Missing Children’s Day was proclaimed in the year 1983, by USA President Ronald Reagan. In the year 2001, 25th May was the first formally recognized as International Missing Children’s Day, to a joint effort on the part of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Missing Children Europe and therefore the European Commission.

25 May International Missing Children’s Day