How will you celebrate "Peace Day" this week?
International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") occurs every year on September 21st. It was created by the United Nations in 1981 and declared a permanent holiday in 2002. Through education and public awareness events, the UN hopes to strengthen the ideals of peace among all citizens of earth. We are all asked to cease any hostilities and be kind to one another. Not only do we at Little Activists appreciate this holiday, we long for this sentiment to be practiced year round! Perhaps we can rally enough folks to get their feet wet with one day, and then continue down the path of kindness and inclusivity...everyday!
Here are a few ways folks can observe International Day of Peace:
- Visit the United Nations in New York City
- Plant a peace tree (the LEAF International Organization helps schools around the globe plant trees for peace and prepare for a more sustainable future)
- Watch a movie about peacebuilding (some good suggestions: A Force More Powerful, Little Town of Bethlehem and The Imam and the Pastor)
- Light a candle at dusk in support of world peace
- Practice peaceful resolution and problem solving skills - basically, be good to one another
- Minute of silence at 12 noon (all timezones)
Hopefully, observing this day of peace will create a collective consciousness that will shift the energy of our world and fill it with more light and love.