International Peace Day

Each year, International Peace Day is celebrated to strengthen the teachings of peace throughout the world. We are invited to spread compassion, kindness, and hope. Read on to learn more about the day!

When is International Peace Day?

International Peace Day is celebrated on September 21 every year.

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For answers to your queries, read the frequently asked questions below.

When was International Peace Day invented?

A unanimous United Nations resolution was established the day in 1981. In 2001, the General Assembly decided that this would serve as a non-hostilities and cessation day.

How do I celebrate International Peace Day?

The best way to celebrate the day would be to spread peace throughout your local community. Or, you might practice the “Minute of Silence” at noon. You may also donate towards the purpose or help spread awareness regarding the importance of peace.

Which is the most peaceful country in the world?

Iceland, with a Global Peace Index of 1.1, is the most peaceful country in the world.

What is the most peaceful religion in the world?

Islam is considered the Religion of Peace in the sense of saving everyone from worshipping anything but Allah.

Fun Facts

A study found that around a tenth of societies have never experienced war.

The highest honor for a peacemaker is the Nobel Prize in Peace and was first awarded to Henry Dunant in 1901.

International Peace Day was skipped in 2020 due to health concerns regarding COVID-19.

The First International Peace Conference of 1949 used Pablo Picasso’s “Dove of Peace” as the emblem. Since then, the dove has been known as a symbol of peace.

Out of the UN’s “17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 16th is “Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.”

The only film to win an Oscar with “Peace” in the name is the Russian film “War and Peace” in 1966.

Peace Proverbs

It is better to keep the peace than to make peace.
American Proverb

A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.
Indian Proverb

When you can’t find peace within yourself, it’s useless to seek it elsewhere.
French Proverb

True peace between nations will only happen when there is true peace within people’s souls.
American Proverb

For the sake of peace, hard decisions must be made.
Tanzanian Proverb

If you are a leader of peace, listen to the discourse of the petitioner. Be not abrupt with him; that would trouble him.
Egyptian Proverb

It is no longer good enough to cry peace. We must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.
Native American Proverb

Peace with a club in hand is war.
Portuguese Proverb

There is no other happiness but peace.
Thai Proverb

Ignorance is the peace of life.
Kashmiri Proverb

International Peace Day Proverbs

Do something at the right time, and peace will accompany it.
African Proverb

Lions in time of peace; deer in war.
Latin Proverb

To agree to have dialogue is the beginning of a peaceful resolution.
Somali Proverb

There can never be peace between nations until it is first known that true peace is within the souls of men.
Native American Oglala Sioux Proverb

If you want to live in peace, you must not tell everything that you know nor judge everything that you see.
Mexican Proverb

Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense.
African Proverb

Peace pays what war wins.
Serbian Proverb

You cannot exchange peace for war.
African Proverb

In peace, be faithful; in war, be valiant.
New Zealander Proverb

Peace Begins With A Smile

Quotes About Peace

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein

Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone.
Hafsat Abiola

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the purest form of a soul at peace.
Matthew Donnelly

Peace is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza

Keeping the Peace Quotations

If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Desmond Tutu

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Helen Keller

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

First, keep the peace within yourself, then, you can also bring peace to others.
Thomas a Kempis

Sayings For Peace

When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.
Maha Ghosananda

Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage than any victory with all its expense.
Thomas Paine

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.
John Lennon

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace Captions for Instagram

World peace begins with inner peace!

Peace is always beautiful!

Carry a smile to spread peace.

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself!

Peace and self-care.

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles, and it must be taken one step at a time.

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.

Peace and chill.

Peace and trust take years to build and seconds to shatter.

Go in the direction of where your peace is coming from!

All we are saying is to give peace a chance.

Peace begins with a smile!


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