Festival de la Paz 2007

May peace reign...September 21st is The International Day of Peace. So peace be with you, or else! Natural Awakening, which is a local free monthly publication dedicated to healthy living, has organized a local peace day event. The Festival del la Paz will take place from 10 am until 12 midnight in the Parque del Tercer Milenio, Escambrón.

The fesitval will be full of activities including: live music, mandalas, art, inflatable jumping house, artistic presentations, meditations for peace, a drum circle, programs designed for children, and of course, mucho mas.

Among the activities planned is the planting of a Peace Pole, an obelisk of wood with the message “Que la paz prevalezca en la Tierra” carved using many different languages. The pole represents a pledge of silence at 12:00 Noon and a shared message of Peace on Earth, among cultures and religions.

The International Day of Peace, established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, was first inaugurated on the third Tuesday of September, 1982. Beginning on the 20th anniversary in 2002, the UN General Assembly set 21 September as the now permanent date for the International Day of Peace.

Among the classes and activities are: Zumba, Budokon, Dashimo, Cardioboost, Tai Chi, and Anudasi Mandalas. Among the invited artists include: El Mal Café, Enrieu Cárdenas, Sie7e, Almas, Grupo Tepeu, Vital Roots, and more.