Celebrate Peace Day with events on Hawaii Island and Oahu Sept. 24

HSTA’s Youth, Human and Civil Rights Committee encourages teachers to celebrate the 2016 International Day of Peace by promoting peace education within their classrooms and conducting a peace education activity with their students.

This year’s theme for Peace Day, celebrated worldwide on Sept. 21, is The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace More information on the UN’s Peace Day events:

• Peace Poster Contest Students and teachers from around the globe will be urged to express their own interpretation of this year’s Peace Poster Contest theme: “Peace = Future.”

Hawaii Peace Day Events

• Island of Oahu, Pearl City

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This year, Peace Day Hawaii will be held on the grounds of the Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City, Oahu.

• Island of Hawaii, Honokaa

Peace Day Parade

Sat., Sept. 24, 2016

4 p.m.

Mamane Street; entertainment to include marching bands, taiko drummers, hula, bon dancers, cirque performers and multicultural music and entertainment.

Peace Day Festival, Honokaa

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

5 - 7 p.m