Can festivals help create peace at the community level?

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Niger: First edition of the Peace Festival in the agro-pastoral zone in Gadabedji

Brazil: Culture of Peace Fair seeks to combat various types of violence in Juiz de Fora

Colombia: Nights of Peace planned for December in the neighborhoods of Cúcuta

Honduras: This Sunday there will be a festival that seeks to contribute to a culture of peace

Mexico: Culture of Peace Day in Atlixco for first time

Fresno, California: Community commemorates Sudarshan Kapoor during 33rd annual Gandhi celebration

Mexico: UAEM and PJEM will coordinate activities in the “Week of Access to the Culture of Peace”

Niger: Mega concert for peace and social cohesion organized by the public and private press of Dosso

Ecuador: Festival for peace and human rights to be held in Guayaquil

“Week for Peace 2021” Initiative for the consolidation of peace in Colombia

Mali: Festi Petit – a 3rd Edition Full of Surprise

Mexico: Celebration of the IMA 5th Festival Culture of Peace

Mali: consolidating peace between communities through cultural heritage

Nagaland, India: Festival on ‘cultures of peace’ underway in Kohima

Brazil: Rio Branco City Hall starts Culture of Peace Festival this Friday

Bolivia: Authorities present Carnival 2019 focused on promoting the culture of peace in Sucre

7th Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives in Quito, Ecuador

Brazil: Cotia organizes the 1st Walk for the Culture of Peace

7th edition of the Thionck-Essyl International Dance and Music Festival: Culture for Peace in Casamance

India: Peace fiesta underway at Wokha

Senegal: 4th Global Peace Festival: “Live Peace – Meeting of World Cultures”

7 billion reasons for peace at Delhi Festival

Third annual youth festival celebrating life in a culture of peace (Guatemala)

Tercera edición del festival Jóvenes celebrando la vida en una cultura de paz (Guatemala)

Folklore Festivals Promote Culture of Peace (Brazil)

Festivais de Folclore Promovem a Cultura de Paz

2nd Guwahati International Music Fest to establish city in global music circuit

Kalinga [Philippines”> lines up Week for Peace activities

World Peace Festival hosts 600 attractions at Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo

Festival Mundial da Paz leva 600 atrações ao Ibirapuera em São Paulo

Sustainability-related ‘Peace Corner’ added to Earthfest event

Festival: “Homecoming of the Diaspora to Ouidah and other regions of Benin”

Festival: “Retrouvailles des Communautés de Ouidah et des autres région du Bénin avec la diaspora”

Sesi and GRPCom sponsor Peace Fairs in 10 cities of Paraná, Brazil

Sesi e GRPCom realizam Feira da Paz em 10 cidades do Paraná

Gabon: Libreville dances to the rhythm of the Festival of Cultures

Gabon : Libreville a vibré au rythme de la Fête des Cultures

Festirois 2011

The Festival of the Route of  Queens and Kings

House of Erasmus of Rotterdam at the Nelson Mandela Festival

“Let’s build the Bridge of Peace.”