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Peace Calendar


Below are some possible ideas for peace-related events that could be held at the World Peace Bell. If you are interested in organising such an event, please contact the Botanic Gardens.


27 January Holocaust Remembrance Day
6 February Waitangi Day
20 February World Day of Social Justice
1 March Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day
8 March UN International Women’s Day and UN Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace
15 March Christchurch Mosque Shootings Remembrance
21-28 March Week of Solidarity with Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
25 April Anzac Day
17-25 May Youth Week Aotearoa
21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
24 May International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament
3 June UN World Bicycle Day
4 June UN International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 June World Environment Day
8 June Anniversary of Nuclear Free New Zealand
20 June World Refugee Day
26 June UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
7 July Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2017)
8 July Advisory Opinion on the Legal Status of nuclear weapons from the UN International Court of Justice (1996)
10 July Anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
4-8 August Schools’ Peace Week
6 August Hiroshima Day
9 August UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Nagasaki Day
12 August UN International Youth Day
29 August International Day Against Nuclear Tests
21 September United Nations International Day of Peace
2 October UN International Day of Non-Violence/Gandhi Day
24-30 October UN Disarmament Week
5 November Parihaka Day
6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
11 November Armistice Day
25 November White Ribbon Day/International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
18 December International Migrants Day