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" United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (C) poses for group photos with participants at a bell-ringing ceremony at UN headquarters in New York Early Wynn White Sox Jersey , Sept. 15, 2017. Guterres on Friday highlighted the plight of refugees and migrants and the need to end conflicts on the occasion to mark the International Day of Peace, or World Peace Day. The Peace Bell Ceremony is an annual ritual at the UN Headquarters, where the bell of peace is rung by the UN secretary-general for celebrations of the World Peace Day, which falls on Sept. 21. (XinhuaLi Muzi)
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the plight of refugees and migrants and the need to end conflicts on the occasion to mark the International Day of Peace Derek Holland White Sox Jersey , or World Peace Day.

At a bell-ringing ceremony in a garden at the UN Headquarters in New York to mark the day, Guterres said: ""the International Day of Peace is an opportunity to renew our resolve to work for a future free of violence and strife.""

""It's a day when we honor those who have fallen in war, and when we grieve the suffering that conflict causes. It is also when we call on combatants worldwide to lay down their arms and observe a day of cease-fire and nonviolence,"" he added.

""This year, we turn our thoughts in particular to refugees and migrants, who need our support more than ever. There are now more than 65 million people who have been forced by conflict and persecution to flee their homes and homelands. Many more are on the move out of desperation for a better future Carlton Fisk White Sox Jersey ,"" he said.

""When more and more doors and minds are being closed to refugees, let us show solidarity. Let us highlight the shared benefits of migration to economies and to nations. When others receive the support they need and deserve, we are all more secure and better off.""

The Peace Bell Ceremony is an annual ritual at the UN Headquarters, where the bell of peace is rung by the UN secretary-general for celebrations of the World Peace Day, which falls on Sept. 21.

The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all the continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan.

The International Day of Peace was designated by the UN General Assembly in 1981 Carlos Rodon White Sox Jersey , and was first celebrated in the following year.

The date initially chosen was the regular opening day of the new annual session of the UN General Assembly, the third Tuesday of September. It was changed in 2001 to the current annual celebration on Sept. 21 each year.

" About the same time of year in late January or early February in the famous Italian city of Venice, all eyes tend to focus on the Carnival of Venice, the unique event that takes place in this Venetian canal town. What is this all about? Why is it so famous, and are people aware of the rich history behind this wonderful event?

No one doubts that the Carnival of Venice is a not-to-miss event, but look deeper and you'll find the treasures Bobby Jenks White Sox Jersey , the ideas and the origins of such a fabulous event.
The Origins of The Carnival of Venice

"Carnivale" comes from the Latin "carne" and "vale", which means "to avoid meat" or "farewell to meat," which refers to pre-Lent festival, Marted? Grasso or Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday) and the great fast of Lent, the 40 days of abstinence of eggs, meat and dairy products leading up to Easter. This approximatively reflects the period when the Carnival of Venice is celebrated today.

The origins of the Venice carnival Bo Jackson White Sox Jersey , though disputed, is documented to have been mentioned that Venetians celebrated a war victory in 1162, and dances and small gatherings began to take place at the famous San Marco Square, the place most people today associate with flocks of pigeons. It is said that each year since that war, Ulrich II, who was released as a prisoner of war Bill Melton White Sox Jersey , was to pay a yearly tribute to Venice at the "Piazza di San Marco" (Saint Marks Square) with one bull, 12 loaves of bread and 12 pigs beginning on Marted?Grasso Mardi Gras. All of the animals were slaughtered, prepared and feasted upon. Starting out as a small party, word slowly disseminated across Italy, Europe and farther - and more and more entertainers and citizens joined the festivities. These festivities grew gradually and became more and more elaborate each year. The carnival today, would be hard to top!

Why The Masks?

During the period of the Carnival of Venice Avisail Garcia White Sox Jersey , nearly everything was allowed and to be somewhat socially equal and to add allure to the festive atmosphere, everyone wore a mask, which enabled anonymity and removed any notions or traces of social status. In other words, all were equal on the Venetian playing field. In a highly hierarchical society, It was a strongly anticipated time of year in which social tensions could be forgotten. It was an important time to allow more humble Venetians to feel as if they were more powerful, even for a short amount of time. It was a time to "rub shoulders" with people never known to share the same social circles. This idea is what seems to be the most intriguing and most inviting to everyone.

Venice Yoan Moncada Jersey , Saint Marks Square and all the other squares in particular, became open stages where people could dance and play, incorporating every sort of entertainment imaginable. Self-consciousness was no longer an issue and what emerged was: parties, balls, all forms of entertainment, masks Welington Castillo Jersey , theater and more.
Venice became a popular tourist attraction for the whole of Europe and eventually became a wildly hot destination to the rest of the world. Now, Venice welcomes thousands of visitors eager to experience its singular personality and effervescent atmosphere during one of the most jovial festivals in all of Europe and beyond.

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