Lake Tahoe observes International Day of Peace Sept. 21 |

Lake Tahoe observes International Day of Peace Sept. 21

At noon on Friday, Sept. 21, residents of Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada will come together to observe the International Day of Peace at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. An outdoor community event co-sponsored by the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation and St. Patrick’s, the gathering is part of a day-long focus on creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world for all.

Established by a U.N. resolution in 1981, the International Day of Peace encourages individuals, organizations, and nations to cooperate in peace-building activities. Interfaith, intergenerational, and intercultural observances worldwide center on a noontime minute of silence ” a demonstration of a shared commitment to peace.

The half-hour Lake Tahoe event will open with a ringing of bells and will feature poems, reflections, and prayers from peacemakers of all cultures and traditions. People of all ages are warmly encouraged to attend. To learn more about building cultures of peace, visit

Again, on Sunday, local residents are invited to participate in a Peace Day celebration. Join the in the celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, non-violence and ceasefire with a peace procession, including giant peace dove puppets created by local students, followed by a showing of the film Peace One Day and refreshments. Celebrate peace and all its possibilities on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Village at Squaw Valley. For more regarding this event Sept. 23, call Nicole at (707) 599-2502 or e-mail

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