Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace

Honokaa, Hawaii hosts the most significant Peace Day event in the state of Hawaii, and the only event of its kind nationwide, a parade and festival demonstrating unity in support of peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence.  At 12 noon on Sunday, September 20, 2009, more than hundreds of participants from over 30 groups will perform or exhibit in a unique parade, described as a “moving stage.”  The festival which follows will include entertainment and over 40 vendors and exhibitors. See our website for information on participating in the parade and the festival.

Student Peace Poster Contest

DEADLINE TO ENTER:  September 11, 2009
All Hawaii students urged to express their own interpretation of this year’s theme:  

“Peace is being… “  

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes ($50, $35 and $25) awarded for various age divisions. Plus “Best of Show”

Instructions and Entry Forms below:


"Drums, Not Drugs”

Exciting, eclectic, one-of-a-kind downtown Honoka'a BLOCK PARTY and CONCERT
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Block Party 3:00-6:00pm
Family-friendly and Free
With dynamic drummers from
Pacific Buddhist Academy Taiko Ensemble, Oahu
Native American Pawnee Iruska (warrior) drummers
Sacred Women’s Drum Circle of Pahoa
Hawaiian Ipu drums and more…
PLUS “Art4 Peace” street art event presented by Mar Ortaleza and “AHA” Abled Hawaiian Artists
High-impact Native American motivational speaker Brian Frejo delivers a message of “C4G,” Created For Greatness.  Plus, brother Quese IMC and their powerful hip hop crew CULTURE SHOCK CAMP and MORE great Big Island performers live onstage.
Concert Tickets $10 at the door.

"Read for Peace"

Honokaa Library
Monday, September 14, 2009
Open house and special opportunity to encourage students and families to “Read for Peace.  The Carteret Atoll Project will make a multi-media presentation on the survival of the atoll, soon to be submerged by global warming.  Children's craft activity.

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.