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Flag Ceremony

 
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The World Peace Flag Ceremony was first organised in Japan in 1983 by the Chairperson of the World Peace Prayer Society, Masami Saionji. In 1986, The First International World Peace Flag Ceremony was held in the city of Los Angeles, introducing this moving ceremony to an international audience for the first time outside Japan. Since then, the ceremony has been held on every continent and in every major city throughout the world.


What is a flag ceremony?

The World Peace Flag Ceremony is a celebration of all the countries of the world, through the symbolism of their flags.

Each flag is respectfully presented, with all participants saying together:

‘May Peace be in …(name of country)

Using the power of our thoughts, words and actions will help to create a peaceful world for all.

The ceremony rises above national, religious and political boundaries, giving expression for “peace and harmony”, which lies at the core of every human heart.

 Flag Ceremony at Allanton

Flag Ceremony at Allanton

 Allanton Peace Choir

Allanton Peace Choir

Where are flag ceremonies held?

Flag ceremonies can be held anywhere people gather with the purpose of aspiring towards a peaceful world.  They have been held as part of community events, in schools and colleges, public places, churches, mosques, gardens and as part of big conferences and interfaith events.

 

Examples in the UK:

1000 children from 24 schools and colleges in Oldham on the International Day of Peace 2012

400 school children with H.H.Dalai Lama in 2004 in Dunfermline, and at a talk at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh

Annually at the festival at Allanton World Peace Sanctuary

Findhorn Foundation

Interfaith events.

Examples throughout the world:

International Day of Peace at the United Nations

Bascilica of St. Francis, Assisi, Italy

Native American Prayer Vigil, Washington DC

City Montessori School, Lucknow, India

Tibetan's Children's Village, Dharamsala, India

Sydney University, Australia

Sunrise Ceremony, Mt. Fuji,Japan

 


Plan your own ceremony

Flag ceremonies can be held anywhere people gather with the purpose of aspiring towards a peaceful world.  They have been held as part of community events, in schools and colleges, public places, churches, mosques, gardens and as part of big conferences and interfaith events.

 

Where?

You may plan a simple ceremony at your home with friends and family. For a more formal ceremony, involving community members, you may choose to organise your gathering at a local park, school, club, church or public facility.

 

How

Choose a date and occasion which inspires you to bring people together such as: International Day of Peace (September 21st), Earth Day, United Nations Day, Solstices, sacred holidays or any celebration or anniversary of a school or organization in your community.

Our country lists includes 194 nations and is divided into continents to help visualise the world they connect to.


More info.

to find out more about or organisation please get in touch or visit us:

allanton@worldpeace-uk.org