On September 21, the International Day of Peace, also
known as Peace Day, people around the world take part in various activities
and organize events centered on the theme “peace”. Events vary
from private gatherings to public concerts and forums involving large audiences.
* Interfaith peace ceremonies.
* A toast for peace.
* A peace choir.
* Lighting candles.
* Peace prayers.
* A peace convoy of vehicles.
* Tree planting for peace.
* Art exhibitions promoting peace.
* Picnics for peace.
* Peace walks.
Many of the organizations such as Roots
& Shoots, an international environmental and humanitarian program for youth,
show their support for the event on an annual basis. Young people involved in
Roots & Shoots may engage in activities such as crafting giant peace dove
puppets from re-used materials and flying the doves in their communities. People
from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds also commit to organizing an
International Day of Peace Vigil. Some groups observe a minute of silence at
noon in every time zone across the world on Peace Day.