Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples.

To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as "a reminder of the human cost of war"; the inscription on its side reads, "Long live absolute world peace".

Hereunder is a collection of meaningful analogue images of peace which was chosen carefully to celebrate this day.

School Activity by BoazImages

in memory by gabo_

Felt Tips by Freddie Foot

Women in Black for Peace by Timm Ranson

Peace & Flowers for Woman Day! by Amy Chu :)

Peace by Wang Sanjin

Tapestry by mckenziemedia

Peace* by Days of My Ordinary Life (Vincent)

The Peace Statue 2 by tobysx70

STOP hate! by Kate Pulley

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