Living together in Peace is the ultimate goal for everyone in the world. That was the goal that everyone was running to pursue or attain in their life. Peace is something that should start in your mind. The one who has a peaceful mind then they can live peacefully anywhere around the world. There are some days celebrated to uphold peace in the world like World Peace Day, Harmony Day, etc. Out of all, it is important to Live together in peace, that’s why the International Day of Living Together in Peace is celebrated. Let’s see the history of the day, how it’s celebrated, and many more in the upcoming article.
History of International Day of Living Together in Peace
The UN first recognized the year 2000 as the “International Year for a Culture of Peace.” After that from 2001, it was called International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for Children of the World.” Then the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 72/130 on December 8, 2017, declared the International Day of Living Together in Peace on 16 May of every year. The day to appreciate and cherish the efforts of the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding, and solidarity among the world.
Other Celebrations on May 16
May 16 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
The main motto of the day is to accept differences, diversities, and have the ability to listen to, recognize, respect, and appreciate others, as well as live in a friendly, non-violent, and united way. The day is celebrated by conducting various events, concerts, shows, and many more regarding peace in the world. Some commemorate the day by releasing Doves, a symbol of peace. You can also share your thoughts, quotes, images, and video on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. with the hashtag #InternationalDayOfLivingTogetherInPeace.
Book Related to World Peace
Here are some of the famous writers and their books regarding World peace.
- The Iliad. by Homer.
- The Art of Peace. by Erasmus.
- Tales of Army Life. by Leo Tolstoy.
- Beyond War. by Douglas Fry.
- Confronting the Bomb. by Lawrence Wittner.
Quote about Peace
“Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.”– George Bernard Shaw
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”– John Lennon
“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”– Dwight D. Eisenhower
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”– Jimi Hendrix
“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”– St Francis of Assisi
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