8th Annual Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace
Honokaa, Big Island of Hawaii hosts the premiere Peace Day event in the State of Hawaii, and the only event of its kind worldwide, a Parade and Festival demonstrating unity in support of peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence. New this year, parade steps off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Hundreds of participants from over 30 groups will perform or exhibit in a unique parade, described as a moving stage of music, dance and entertainment-with-a-message. The Festival which follows in Honokaa Sports Complex will include entertainment and 40+ vendors and exhibitors. Admission is free and families are encouraged to come and enjoy lots of live music, food booths, crafts, train rides, a jump and slide, taiko drums, magic, and a large community bon dance for all to join.
Keep visiting our website for updated information on participating in the parade and the festival.
JUST ANNOUNCED – John Cruz will appear at The Peace Day Concert, Honokaa People's Theatre, Sunday, September 21, 7 pm. Proceeds will benefit the Honokaa People's Theatre and the Peace Committee. John Cruz will also particpate in the Peace Pole Installation ceremony preceeding the concert (6 pm). Further details to be announced on this website, Facebook and Twitter pages. See our promotional flier.
Students and teachers from around the globe will be urged to express their own interpretation of this years Peace Poster Contest theme: Peace in Action. 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 12.
Peace Poster Gallery Display Reception
On Friday, September 12, C&J Woods will host a reception and display of winning and other select Peace Poster Contest entries from previous years, 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Various Mamane Street storefronts will also be exhibiting Peace Poster Contest entries from years past. Music by the New Dharma Band. FREE.
This year, the one-day Day of Mindfulness workshop will focus on FOUR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS: (1) practicing mindfulness with children; (2) mindfulness practices for the dying and for caregivers; (3) mindfulness practices that can transform your daily life; and (4) harmonizing body and mind through breath awareness, body movements and mindfulness. A registration fee of $29 per person includes a vegetarian lunch. Due to space limitations, please pre-register by Friday, September 5.
Sub-committee chair-person, Connie Fay, Information coming soon. See details of last years event: 2013 Events
Read for Peace Information and Flier coming soon.