Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. The rest will be given. ~ Mother Teresa
Each year the UN International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21.
People in cities, communities and villages worldwide have engaged in the International Day of Peace in diverse and meaningful ways.
Here are just some of the many Peace Day activities that have taken place across the globe:
*Minute of silence at 12 noon (all timezones)
*Peace education events
*Intercultural and interfaith dialogues
*Workshops on the UN Peace Day theme
*Meditation and prayer
*Planting peace poles
*Concerts and festivals
*Soccer/football matches in the spirit of peace
*Service to others
*Feasts for Peace
*Writing peace poetry
*Marches, parades and flag ceremonies
*Public programs with government officials
*Engaging youth in peace-building activities.
Engaging in Peace Day can take place privately, as part of a group and/or as a participant in an event or program. The pages in this section – Children & Youth, the Arts, Nonviolence, Environment, Health, Social Justice, etc. offer diverse ideas for observing this global day shared with all humanity. Read more about the event on the International Day of Peace website.