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Peace Tree Day Introduction

Peace Tree Day is an annual festival for children and families of every culture and faith to celebrate peace, diversity and fusion through the arts!

Children around the world are creating Peace Trees that highlight symbols from all our cultures and faiths on one tree to reflect the beauty of 'diversity in unity'.

Peace Tree Day, which takes place on June 1st every year, is celebrated in cities, organizations, classrooms, homes and through school boards. The festival inspires children to take pride in their heritage and to share it with others, while also discovering the vibrant cultures, traditions and festivals arounds the world. It is also a time to encourage young people to share their talents and develop compassion for others. Students from diverse backgrounds will work together by combining elements from different cultures, to create new forms of art, which will help raise funds to assist underprivileged children around the globe. Peace Tree Day will inspire young people to contribute to society while they explore and celebrate the beauty of every culture and faith to create peace in our world.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Peace Tree Day 2008 raises $4,540 for UNICEF’s Myanmar/Burma Relief and Free the Children’s China Relief!

Peace Tree Day 2008 in Toronto was a great success. The Peace Tree Ambassadors were able to raise a total of $3,310 (plus matching funds from UNICEF) for UNICEF's Burma/Mynamar Relief Fund and Free the Children's China Relief Fund through their wonderful peace and diversity workshops. The children led workshops included African and Tabla Drumming, Cricket, creating a community Peace Tree, Aboriginal Ball and String Game, Paper Cranes for Peace, Mehndi Peace Symbols and many more fun activities. The Peace Tree Stand was also a big hit with children selling drinks from different cultures. Children dressed in kimonos, langhas, Chinese and Korean dresses added much colour and life to all the festivities.

Thanks to all the children and families who worked so hard to create their peace and diversity workshops to help other children and families around the world. The experience helped everyone understand how diversity enriches each of our lives and how to create peaceful communities.

Here are a few images of the festival in Toronto to give a flavour of the day. If you would like to volunteer for the 2009 Peace Tree Day celebration, please email info@peacetreeday.com or peacetreeambassadors@peacetreeday.com


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