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Celebrate International Day of Peace

4:40 PM, Sep 21, 2018


Gabriel Castaneda

Sept. 21 is International Day of Peace.

It was established in 1981 by the United Nations. Then, in 2001, it voted unanimously to designate Sept. 21 as a time of non-violence and cease-fire.

International Day of Peace

"I think one of the successes of peace day is its not an anti-anything day," Zachari VanDyne said, leader and founder of the SWFL Peace Day Celebration that takes place Sunday at the Alliance for the Arts. "It’s not an anti-war or an anti-anything it's actually a pro-peace experience where as a community we can come together and celebrate everything that’s right in the world."

Today, you can celebrate peace day during your busy Friday by taking some alone time, lighting a candle, paying it forward to someone or just taking a moment to take some deep breaths.

"The fact that there is a single day of peace that exists means were no longer, wishing for peace we’re not imagining what it's gonna be one day," VanDyne said. "It actually means that there is peace already. And it looks like this."