Sleep for Peace, wherever you are
21st September celebrated the UN International Day of Peace, an event which seeks to unite the world through its collective mission for us to connect with, and understand one another despite our differences.
Here at HI, our network of hostels is getting busy with preparing for some great events to get you talking, creating, photo taking, learning, storytelling and ultimately, building a bridge between the many different minds you’ll find passing through hostel doors.
What better way to promote peace than by a big sleepover with the rest of the world? Whether you’re on the road or at home, take a look at what we’ve got planned locally for you around the network, and how you can get involved.
Celebrate in a hostel
Celebrate outside a hostel
Prefer a night in? Why not invite some friends around for a few Sleep for Peace activities from the comfort of your kitchen and living room:
Make origami birds
Originating from the story of Sadako Sasaki, an origami crane is a commonly known as a symbol for world peace and has recently become the universal symbol of the UN’s International Day of Peace. Fold yourself an origami crane to show your support for cultural tolerance – or why not fold a whole flock!
Create a “masterpeace”
Who can be the most creative with the international symbol for peace? Whether you take a selfie with the peace sign or create a human representation of it with friends or strangers, think outside the box and don’t forget to post your photo online, using the hashtags #worldpeaceday and #SleepForPeace so that everyone can see your masterpeace!
Cook a multi-national meal
Join culinary forces with friends and cook up a feast from different parts of the world. You may pick up a tip or a new favourite dish:
Thanks to HI USA for the tips!