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International Day of Peace - September 21
Sat, Sep 21, 2024

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace is celebrated every year on September 21st. This is a special day dedicated to peace, kindness, and the strengthening of friendship between peoples and nations. In today’s world, where news is often filled with reports of war and violence, it is crucial to remind ourselves of the importance of peace.

History

The International Day of Peace was established by the UN General Assembly in 1981. The mission of this holiday is to promote the ideals of good neighborliness and peace. Initially, it was celebrated every third Tuesday of September, but since 2002, the date has been fixed on September 21. While we are less likely to die as a result of war compared to our ancestors, it is essential to keep striving for peace. Peace is achievable only if everyone works towards it.

Peace Factors

  • Strive to understand others, seek common ground, and appreciate our differences.
  • Participate in actions aimed at combating social injustice and poverty.
  • Value and respect the rights of every individual. Remember, we are all equal, and every human life is precious.
  • Promote the principles of equality in society, support women’s rights, and participate in actions against violence toward women and children.

How to Take Part

Join the global Minute of Silence on September 21 at noon in every time zone to create a wave of peace. Organize a peace celebration with loved ones, friends, colleagues, and neighbors by cooking dishes from different parts of the world. Education is a powerful tool for fostering peace. Teach your children the principles of peace and the rules of conflict resolution. Share how to have a peaceful dialogue on social media.

When is International Day of Peace in 2024?

International Day of Peace is observed on September 21 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 21 2024
Sunday September 21 2025
Monday September 21 2026
Tuesday September 21 2027
Thursday September 21 2028
Friday September 21 2029

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