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(Order Usmiechu)

Instituted in 1968. The only decoration of the world conferred on children's proposal and behalf to adults, irrespective of nationality, statehood and profession, for a heart shown to children. Initially Polish, it is now an international order with its own chapter.

The investiture is accompanied by a ceremony, during which recipients must drink a cup of lemon juice to the bottom, keeping a smile on their faces.

The medal was designed in 1967 by a then 9-year-old girl, Ewa Chrobak (a dame of the order since 1997).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Smile

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One of the first awarded was Soviet cartoon maker Kotenočkin,author of series Ну,погоди!-Oh,await?Personally,I like the order.It returns us to the childhood.How many awarded have been since?

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Likewise... if only for the lemon juice, which I like anyway!

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Yes lemon juice is nice, especially with a generous dash of Zubrowka ( I would certainly be able to retain a smile after that).

Paul

 

 

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