Global Feast for Peace, held annually during Peace Week, Sept. 15-21


An article from the International Cities of Peace

International Day of Peace, September 21st of each year, was created by a United Nations Resolution in the 1980s and has grown to become a day of global celebration, education, and reflection on peace in local communities and throughout the world. During Peace Week, Sept. 15-21, families, friends, organizations, as well as cities, towns, and villages across the world gather and break bread together in a Global Feast for Peace.



Sharing food together in celebration of friendship and common interest is a tradition as old as the human family. The Global Feast for Peace is part of the U.N. sponsored International Day of Peace, celebrated around the world on September 21st each year. Whether it’s a small family celebration or a large community gathering, the Feast for Peace is a simple and profound expression of peace that everyone, no matter how humble or blessed their circumstances, can connect with and enliven the global celebration. Feast for peace!

Who can participate?

• Families, neighborhoods, communities, and cities
• Organizations, including faith-based, interfaith and secular
• Businesses, both for-profit and not-for-profit
• Schools from nursery schools to higher education
• Anyone who wishes to express their wish for peace

What to do?

Join together during International Day of Peace or during Peace Week. The gathering can be a formal lunch or a group potluck where people bring a dish and share. Other events can be planned before, during, and/or after the Global Feast, including bell ringing, speakers, musical events, meditations and prayers, moments of silence and other activities that foster a culture of peace.

When to celebrate and plan?
Each year, there are thousands of celebrations around the world. Planning for the Global Feast should begin weeks or, better, several months ahead in order to involve as many people as possible.

Where to have the Feast?
The place for the Feast can be as small as a family dining room or as large as an amphitheater. One person can even Feast for Peace at home!

Why plan a Global Feast?
To come together as members of the human family; to honor those who have worked and who are working today for a more peaceful world; to encourage the next generation of peacebuilders. The Global Feast for Peace is a thanksgiving of the peace we have and to inspire actions to foster a culture of peace during the coming year.

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Initiated by members of the Peace Cities Subcommittee of the IDP NGO for United Nations International Day of Peace.

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2 thoughts on “Global Feast for Peace, held annually during Peace Week, Sept. 15-21

  1. El 21 de septiembre en Buenos Aires Argentina, convocados por Mil Milenios de Paz y International Cities Of Peace
    Compartimos la comida, en este caso Pan y Paz, que es una tradición tan antigua como la familia humana. La Fiesta Mundial para la Paz forma parte del Día Internacional de la Paz, patrocinada por la ONU y es para honrar a los que han trabajado y a los que hoy están trabajando por un mundo más pacífico; para alentar a la nueva generación de constructores de paz, para agradecer por la paz que somos y para inspirar acciones que fomenten una cultura de paz, en cada lugar todos los días del año.

  2. A partir de la sanción de la ley nacional 26.819 se Declaró el 21 de septiembre de cada año como “Día Internacional de la Paz” en adhesión a las Resoluciones 36/67 y 55/282 de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas que ha decretado que ese día este dedicado a reforzar los ideales de la paz en todas las naciones y pueblos del mundo.
    El lema de la celebración de este año, 2015 es «Alianzas para la paz, dignidad para todos», con el fin resaltar la importancia de que todos los grupos sociales trabajen juntos para lograr la paz.
    La propuesta de MMP es la siguiente:
    A las 12 del medio día y por un minuto
    Que suenen las campanas en radios, canales de televisión, escuelas, iglesias parroquias y en cada casa y lugar para que prevalezca la paz en las Ciudades, en el mundo y en el corazón de cada persona por
    Mil Milenios de Paz

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