How to Make Your Own Peace Pole to Celebrate World Peace Day

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I love World Peace Day. It’s September 21, and hopefully every day hereafter.

While the UN initiated a world peace day as ‘early’ as 1981, it was not until 2001 that the date was set: The International Day of Peace is September 21.

  • The UN “declares that the International Day of Peace shall henceforth be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day.
  • “Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate, in an appropriate manner, the International Day of Peace, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of the global ceasefire.”
How to Make Your Own Peace Pole to Celebrate World Peace Day

OK, world, let’s unite to craft a Peace Pole.

I first saw these ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ poles in Canada, and thought it was a spin-off of its First Nation (aboriginal) totem poles. I learned since that these poles are part of the worldwide UN initiative.

I like these totem poles as they are so literally a stake in the ground for the best ‘good cause’ I can think of. Most peace poles are planted ceremonially on International Peace Day. Usually the ceremony includes prayers for world peace as well as peace poems and songs.

Here is your free online tutorial and free template to make your own peace pole for your family, football team, entire town, and … global community.

I am posting this tutorial early, so that you have plenty of time to involve your community and purchase the lumber.

I am always interested in final results, so send me your final peace pole pictures.

World Peace for All!

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I could not resist featuring these:
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