(BIVN) – The 2nd annual Parade and Festival for the United Nations International Peace Day marched through the small town of Honoka`a at noon. The parade was put together by the Honokaʻa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.
The parade was comprised of over 40 groups with diverse ethnic and social backgrounds, all united by the common desire to achieve peace. Bands, floats, and even the “Jesse White Tumbling Team” from Chicago, joined in the procession down Mamane Street.
Peace Day is observed all over the world on Sunday, September 21st in the hopes of promoting the values of “peace, compassion and interdependence.” Last year, Governor Linda Lingle declared the same date to be Peace Day in Hawaiʻi.