International Day of Peace

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September 21 is International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people. In 2013 the day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United-Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.

Join with people around the world by observing the International Day of Peace!

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

* Community gatherings

* Vigils

* Concerts and festivals 

* Soccer/football matches in the spirit of peace

* Service to others

* Feasts for Peace

* Writing peace poetry

* Yoga

* 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. You can research for ideas for observing this global day shared with all humanity.

(source: https://internationaldayofpeace.org/)

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