International Day of Non-Violence - October 2
Mon, Oct 2, 2023

International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence is an important day for the global community, when people come together to promote peace and show their commitment to ending violence in all its forms. This day is dedicated to the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the great political activist who used non-violent methods to achieve independence for India from British rule.


In 2007, the United Nations recognized October 2nd as the International Day of Non-Violence. People from all over the world joined together to support this initiative. The importance of non-violence has been emphasized in many countries, and the goal is to explain this to children so that they can build a more peaceful future.

Interesting facts

  • 4 out of 1000 cases of violence reach the court.
  • Aggression is likely an evolutionary trait and can be explained by the survival instinct.
  • Abusing a child often leads to the child becoming aggressive towards other children.
  • People who start a fight are not necessarily brave, but instead feel powerless and use violence as a way to take control.
  • Domestic violence is one of the leading types of crime.

How to take part

If you want to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence, there are a few things you can do. You can learn more about Mahatma Gandhi by reading his biography or looking up some of his quotes. You can also attend UN events in your city, perform an act of kindness for someone else, or simply remember to always treat others the way you would like to be treated.

When is International Day of Non-Violence in 2023?

International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 2 2023
Wednesday October 2 2024
Thursday October 2 2025
Friday October 2 2026