School Day of Non-violence and Peace Date in the current year: January 30, 2016

School Day of Non-violence and Peace January 30 is a special observance, founded by a Spanish poet. It's School Day of Non-violence and Peace (acronym from Spanish DENIP).

This observance was introduced by Llorenç Vidal Vida, Spanish poet and pacifist, in Majorca in 1964. The observance is not similar to proposed by UNESCO Armistice Day in 1948. It supports for pacifying and non-violent permanent education, putting emphasis on love and friendship, that are above all.

School Day of Non-violence and Peace is celebrated on January 30, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Every school around the world can participate in celebration of the holiday. In the counties with a Southern Hemisphere school calendar this holiday may be observed on March 30.

School Day of Non-violence and Peace has its own permanent message, that is taught to every child: “Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war”. Every year the slogan of the observance may be changed, but the message is kept the same.

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