NEW global Make Peace symbol & event DAY inspiring a WORLD MOVEMENT EVERYWHERE FOR ALL
MAKE PEACE WORLD DAY
Make Peace Day is entering it’s second year, but how did it start, and when is it. Make Peace Day Officially takes place on the first Saturday after Spring Equinox (First day of spring) in March of each year. If the First day of Spring should fall on a Saturday, then that will be the day for that year for the events. It was suggested by followers that this approach to a day following a major seasonal change be taken, in order to fall on a weekend Saturday when many more can easily come together to celebrate and reflect on making peace.
The First Make Peace Day took place on March, 22, 2012, with events in seven U.S. cities, New York City, Battery Park, New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art park, Louisiana, Santa Fe downtown, New Mexico, Boulder Creek downtown, California, Chicago, Lincoln park, Illinois, Austin, downtown center, Texas, Mountain View at City Park, Arkansas, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Events ranged from picnics, to classes in how to Make Peace, and as a day for peace and urban activists to plan further peace related actions in their cities. One such activist trend is the organization of a Make Peace park campaign, to take a under utilized and often empty park or lot of land and turn it into a “Make Peace peoples park”. In some cases, these activists are now also looking into arts funding for a make peace sculpture to be installed in their new “reclaimed” public parks.