Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for someone you don’t know. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. You can also share thoughts, messages and pictures to commemorate Peace Day on social media. Here are a couple of other ideas to get you going..
Search for an organized event in your local area.
Share a selfie on social media using the #PeaceDay hashtag. Use our downloadable art to reflect this year’s Right to Peace theme. Get your friends and family members involved too! IHaveARightToPeace.pdf WeAllHaveARightToPeace.pdf
Help us Make #PeaceDay Trend on September 21 by tweeting, posting and sharing your thoughts, pictures and message of peace throughout the day.
Join people across the world in a Minute of Silence, Moment of Peace at noon in every time zone.
Have a discussion or create an art activity around what this year’s theme, “Right of Peoples to Peace” means to your group.
Involve your Faith/Spiritual Community in Peace Day
Tell your favorite Radio Stations about Peace Day:
Set for Peace (DJs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc4ngEM8voE
Give Peace Breathing a try, and share it with others.
Open or close your gatherings with the simple universal statement of peace, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Or display the message of peace, “May Peace Prevail on Earth”, with your own Peace Pole.
Participate in PeaceCast, a free, not-for-profit webcast streaming video online that will run continuously for 48 hours spanning all global time zones, starting from Peace Day’s first minute on September 21, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand until its last in Honolulu Hawaii.
If futbol/football/soccer is a part of your life and you are passionate about inspiring peace within your community, get involved with One Day One Goal.
If you are a dancer, a dance teacher or simply someone who loves to dance, then One Day One Dance is the perfect way to express your passion for peace.
Watch a Peace Day Roots & Shoots message to live in harmony with all living things on this Earth from Dr. Jane Goodall
FUN ACTIVITIES TO GET CHILDREN INVOLVED
“A key ingredient in building culture of peace is education. The young of today deserve a radically different education – one that does not glorify war but educates for peace, non-violence and international cooperation.”
– Ambassador A. K. Chowdhury, Former UN Under-Secretary-General & High Representative and former head of UNICEF
Create and fly Peace Doves in cooperation with Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots.http://www.janegoodall.ca/documents/SmallDoveInstructions_000.pdf
For teachers, find out how you can involve your school in Peace Day activities.
Get your college or university involved.
Encourage your local school district to get involved in Peace Day activities. For inspiration, read how the Chicago Public Schools have gotten involved since 2008.
Create a visual reminder that we live in one world and all share similar hopes and dreams with a Peace Flag.
Celebrate International Day of Peace with “whirled peace” by “planting” a Pinwheel for Peace.
Paint and plant Peace Rocks to line walkway so people see them daily.