The International Day of Peace is celebrated every year on the twenty-first day of May. It is a day set apart from the other days of the year when we commemorate all the people who have lost their lives fighting for freedom, democracy and other ideals. This commemoration comes as a way of welcoming the people of other cultures and religions to our midst. We also encourage tolerance and peace. However, many people from different nations and religions commemorate this day differently.
Some people choose to observe the day without participating in any protest actions. Others choose to participate by fasting and carrying messages of peace to those who have lost their lives fighting for freedom and peace. There are also people who gather peacefully on the streets or in front of the war memorial to lay hands on the stones of the gravestones of those who lost their lives fighting for their ideals. There is no peace symbolically attached to this particular event but it is a time to remember the dead and pay our respects to those who lost their lives fighting for justice and truth.
Some people have created videos and pictures with messages of peace and slogans referring to the victims of the war. In many of these videos and pictures, you can also see people holding up signs which say “no war, no hate. If you can not stand the test of man, then join me in rejecting violence and hate.” International Day of Peace is a great way for us to reject such senseless acts of violence and show how much we can stand up to hatred and violence of all kinds in the world.