World Day Of Peace

Supriya Jain
Mar 21, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Mar 21, 2023
Edited by Archita Chaplot
Fact-checked by Amatullah Gulbargawala
World Day Of Peace is the day to accord respect to great people like Mahatama Gandhi and Saint John Paul II.

Where is World Day Of Peace celebrated?

The World Day of Peace is celebrated all across the globe, where people pledge to work for a peaceful society and law and order.

Who is World Day Of Peace celebrated by?

People, peace lovers all across the globe, join their hands for the betterment of the world and mark an end to intolerance and violence in the world.

When did World Day Of Peace first start?

The World Day of Peace first started in 1968, after the idea was proposed in 1967.

Who started World Day Of Peace?

In 1967, it was Pope Paul VI who urged the world to commit to peace and understanding and observe the first of January every year as the World Day of Peace.

Peace World Day is an event where nonviolence is promoted by United Nations

History and Timeline

The theme of this day is to establish a culture of care all over the world. The sub-themes keep changing every year.

Traditions Or Customs

The Vatican Church, headed by the Pope, emphasizes the need to develop affection, care, and tolerance for each other. On this feast day, authoritative declarations on the Catholic Social Teachings (CST) are imparted by Catholic bishops and Popes all over the world.

Ways To Observe World Day Of Peace

On the International Day of Peace day, let your new year's resolution be to raise your voice against intolerance and violence. Pledge to stand by peace and let this not fail and fade from the world.

Whenever you pray, pray for a peaceful world and harmony for these millions who are deprived of justice and clutched under nails of violence and deprivation.

Inculcate the values of peace to young ones and friends. Impart the values of all religious traditions and their essence to spread peace for global solidarity.

Facts And Stats

  • Peace World Day is a feast day observed by Catholic churches on the first day of the Gregorian Calendar.
  • The UN General Assembly instituted the International Day of Peace in 1981 after being inspired by the Catholic proposal to promote non-violence.
  • ‘Good Politics is at the service of peace’ was the sub-theme on this day for 2019.

The Idea For A World Day Of Peace

Pope Paul VI launched his idea of observing the first of January as the World Day of Peace.


The Day Comes Into Being

The first World Day of Peace was celebrated in 1968.


International Day Of Peace

The UN General Assembly instituted the International Day of Peace in 1981 after being inspired by the Catholic proposal.


A Say On Migrants And Refugees

In 2018, on the occasion of the 50th World Peace Day, Catholic bishops raised concerns about migrants and refugees.


Sub-Theme For 2022

Education, work, and dialogue between generations: tools for building lasting peace.


What do you do on Peace Day?

On Peace Day, we can make resolutions, pledges, and prayers to commit to peace-building and global solidarity.


Why is World Peace Day celebrated?

World Peace Day is celebrated to build a peaceful and sustainable world.


What is the 2021 theme of World Peace Day?

World Peace Day 2021's theme was ‘Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world’.


When was the first Peace Day?

The first Peace Day was observed in 1968.


Who found Peace Day?

Peace Day was founded by Pope Paul VI.


Why is peace important?

Peace is important to mark an end to atrocities and violence carried in the name of nationality, religion, and so on and to usher into an era of non-violence and solidarity between people and nation-states.


How do we achieve peace?

Peace can be achieved when each individual in this world gives up their mind to pursue conflicts and violence as a solution for every problem. Collective efforts like campaigns and organizations driven by a motive to establish peace help achieve it.


When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Wednesday, January 01, 2020
  • Friday, January 01, 2021
  • Saturday, January 01, 2022
  • Sunday, January 01, 2023
  • Monday, January 01, 2024

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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