International Peace Day is on the 21st September but in our schools we celebrate Peace Day on 30th January (remembering the day Mahatma Gandhi died). Gandhi was a man who believed that Peace was the only way... He never won the Nobel Peace Prize though he had got five nominations to it.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of six awards in the memory of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of Dynamite. Every year the organization gives out six awards for the people "who best benefit mankind through their actions" in one of the six subjects; peace, literature, physics, chemistry, economics, and medicine.
The Peace Prize is given out in Norway, but the other Prizes are given out in Sweden. This is because Norway and Sweden were one country when the prizes were started.
Peace Day is a day when people ask for peace and harmony for everyone.
This year on this day we are going to sing some songs. Sing with us:
This other song is very beautiful too. Learn it and sing! There are a lot of versions. Here we've got Louis Amstrong's one and Rod Steward's one.
This song talks about a world without wars...