International Day of Non-Violence - October 2
Sun, Oct 2, 2022

International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence stands for world peace and talks about the fact that violence in any of its manifestations leads to collapse. There are many sad examples of how violence created bloody wars, destroyed cities, killed people, changed people’s lives. Even those well-intentioned wars have done a lot of harm to the whole world. We must remember this not only on October 2, but every day we live!


International Day is not in vain celebrated on this date – it is dedicated to the birthday of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The great political activist used non-violent methods, and was able to overthrow the British, who ruled at that time in India. Gandhi was threatened, silenced, imprisoned, but he did not give up his principles. The long-awaited independence of the country happened, despite all the obstacles. Mahatma also guided people along the path of peace, advocated for the rights of women, and reduced poverty.

In 2007, the UN recognized the holiday at the official level. People from different countries joined and enthusiastically supported the idea. There is a lot of work ahead, but communities around the world are working together to end violence. It is especially important to explain this to children, because this is our future.

Interesting facts

Amazing things:

  • 4 out of 1000 cases of violence reach the court;
  • probably, aggression was fixed evolutionarily and is explained by the survival instinct;
  • abuse of a child in most cases stimulates him to show aggression towards other children;
  • people who start a fight are not heroes. Rather, they feel powerless and try to take control of the situation in this way;
  • domestic violence occupies the first lines of various types of crime.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the man who influenced the formation of the International Day of Non-Violence – read the biography of Mahatma Gandhi, get acquainted with his quotes. If your city hosts UN events, be sure to visit them. Do something nice for loved ones or strangers and always do as you would like to be done to you.

When is International Day of Non-Violence in 2022?

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


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 2 2022
Monday October 2 2023
Wednesday October 2 2024
Thursday October 2 2025
Friday October 2 2026

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