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U.N. International Day of Peace

UN Day of Peace


U.N. International Day of Peace

Bring your kids, grands, and friends… we will have activities for kids!

Peace Wave at Noon

When: September 21, 2019, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Where: The Bay Center, 31 Noblett Lane, Kilmarnock

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The Bay Center invites you and your friends and family to celebrate the International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), which is observed around the world each year on 21 September.

Kids will be able to “take a bit of peace home” as we’re offering fun activities for children such as peace rocks, pinwheels for peace, recyclables as art, origami doves, and writing peace wishes. Kids and adults will be invited to participate in a drumming circle and labyrinth walk.

Peaceful artwork from Lancaster Middle School art students will be on display.

Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. Every year on 21 September, the United Nations calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and reaffirm their commitment to living in harmony with one another. This year is particularly significant:

It is the 20th Anniversary of the UN Resolution on the Program of Action on a Culture of Peace.

The Global Peace Day Initiative this year is “Climate Action for Peace”.

In 1984, in commemoration of the annual International Day of Peace and in solidarity with the United Nations, the NGO Pathways to Peace inaugurated the Minute of Silence at 12:00 noon in each time zone, resulting in a ‘Peace Wave’ around the world.

At The Bay Center, we will observe this day with “Prayers for Peace”. We will gather at noon around the peace poles with recitation of the U.N. prayer as well as prayers for peace from varied religions ranging from Hindu, Muslim, Native American, and Christian faiths. The event will include fun kids’ activities, ideas for climate action, and the opportunity to walk the labyrinth. Please come and join us!

To learn more about the global efforts, click here.

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