In Year 2020 World Peace Day is on Monday, 21st September 2020. The International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday 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 1981, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people. In 2013 the day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.
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”.
World Peace Day 2020 Quotes & Messages
Peace is the mother of all that is good.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Dr Deepak Chopra
It is our collective intention and attention toward peace that will create peace.
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding” – Albert Einstein
“Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds”
“Peace is more important than all justice, and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.” – Martin Luther
“The one condition for fighting for peace and liberty is to acquire self-restraint” – Mahatma Gandhi
There is no way to peace. Peace is the Way. – A. J. Muste
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature.” Joseph Campbell
“There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” – Dalai Lama