The broader Mission of the Peace Committee is to promote the values of peace and compassion and to increase awareness of universal interdependence.  To those ends, the Committee produces and participates in numerous events and programs year-round, partnering with various groups and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

The Committee's Mission specific to the Peace Day Parade is to publicize and promote the existence of Peace Day in Hawaii (annually, September 21).  In order to accomplish this, the Vision for the Peace Day Parade and Festival is that of an event consisting of world-class entertainment and exhibitions which are both creative and educational. Successful production of the Parade and Festival is also intended to secure support of the Committee's efforts to further pursue its broader Mission to promote peace, compassion and awareness of universal interdependence.

Parade Participation is by invitation only. However, we are on the lookout year-round for groups who will improve the quality of entertainment and exhibitions in the Parade. If you have a referral or suggestion for a high quality, entertaining or educational entrant for the Parade, please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsorship of a group or act can be a significant and influential factor in the selection for participation in the parade.

The Peace Committee, producers of the Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace, works within Hawaii State and County guidelines to have a successful Festival for everyone and to avoid any legal and safety issues on the day of the events. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

An exception to the “invitation only policy” is our open invitation to churches to participate via a banner in the parade.  Click here for information and application.

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.