International Peace Day
About International Peace Day
Date When Celebrated: International Peace Day is always observed on September 21
International Peace Day, a September 21 holiday, seeks a global cessation of violence and war. Each year on this day, celebrations are held in hundreds of countries, all with the same goal in mind….to stop war and violence. Created and sponsored by the United Nations, this day seeks to end the war, starting today.
The United Nations goal for this day is “a day of non-violence and cease-fire”. Wouldn’t it be nice if this one day succeeded and spread, country by country, day by day until there is no more war or violence? Can this goal ever succeed? Former Beatle John Lennon had the right vision in his song “Imagine“.
Also, see World Peace Day
How to Celebrate International Peace Day
- Seek ways to promote non-violence.
- Support programs and efforts aimed at ending war and violence.
- Extend the olive branch today.
- On a personal level, try to make peace with those you don’t get along with.
- Read Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – – Confucius
History and Origin of International Peace Day
International Peace Day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 (resolution 36/67). It was first held on the third Tuesday of September, starting in 1982. Beginning in 2002, the UN General Assembly changed the date, setting September 21st as the date for the yearly celebration of this day.
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