10th Annual Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace

Honoka'a, Big Island of Hawaii hosts the premiere Peace Day event in the State of Hawai'i, and the only event of its kind worldwide, a Parade and Festival demonstrating unity in support of peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence.

Peace Day Parade!

Saturday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m. The signature Peace Day event, when Mamane Street will close for the "moving stage" of marching bands, taiko drummers, hula, bon dancers, cirque performers and multicultural music and entertainment.

Peace Day Festival

Saturday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.   Admission is free and all are welcome.

Student Peace Poster Contest

button 03Students and teachers from around the globe will be urged to express their own interpretation of this year’’s Peace Poster Contest theme: “Peace = Equality.” Cash and other prizes will be awarded for various age divisions, plus “Best of Show.” Click here for Instructions and Entry Forms.

Teachers, please Click Here to provide us with your e-mail address so that we can contact you with details.  Entries must be received by Friday, September 16.

Peace Poster Gallery Display Reception

See “Wine at Five,” September 23, 5 pm at Cafe Il Mondo.  Also hosting “Peace Poster Gallery Reception.”

Peace Movie Night at Honoka‘a People’s Theatre

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Donations welcome
by special arrangement, the seventh installment in the STAR WARS film series, starring  Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow. Produced by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and distributed worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,

“Wine at 5” Kickoff Event

a Blue Zones project at Cafe Il Mondo
Friday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m.

Read for Peace

Monday, Sept. 26, 5-6 p.m., Honoka‘a Library
Sponsored by Friends of Honoka‘a Library
Call 775-8881 as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed, or for more information.

A Day of Mindfulness with Dr. Gregory Pai, PhD

The Path of Mindfulness
“From Health and Wellness to freedom from Suffering”
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Social Hall Honoka‘a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Free and open to all. 

Experience guided sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma discussion with Q&A and a mindful, silent meal. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and a cushion. Chairs and additional meditation cushions will be available.

Dr. Pai has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 40 years, in the Tibetan and Zen Buddhist, as well as Vipassana or Insight Meditation traditions.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Call 808-775-1064. Free. Donations, or Dana, as offerings of generosity and gratitude for the teachings, will be gratefully accepted.


How To Contact Us

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1667
Honoka`a, HI 96727


Email & Phone:

Miles Okumura: (808) 640-4602
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The Peace Committee is supported by contributions from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temples of Hawaii and is in need of additional sponsorship and contributions.
Honpa Hongwanji Mission

Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, PO Box 1667,  Honoka`a HI 96727  808 775-7232
The Committee is an affiliate of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii,
a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  Artwork and the words “United Nations” are used with permission.