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What is The Peace Bell?
The History of the Peace Bell
The Story Of The Peace Bell

The UN Peace Bell

The 2004 Peace Day marked the 50th anniversary of the Peace Bell.

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Other Bells of Peace and Freedom:

Australia's World Peace Bell

Cowra Australia
Peace Bell of the Alpine Region

ALPS Bavaria
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Bell

Peace Park, Hiroshima, Japan
The World Peace Bell

Monument Park, Kentucky USA
The Freedom Bell

Washington, DC
Freedom Bell in

Berlin, Germany
The Bell of September

NYC (In honor of Sept 11)
Okinawa Peace Bell

Okinawa ,Japan
250th Anniversary Liberty Bell

The Justice Bell

Washington Memorial Chapel,Valley Forge, PA
The Korean Bell

Sofia, Bulgaria
The NMHA Bell

About The UN Peace Bell:

The Japanese Peace Bell was presented to the United Nations in June 1954 by the United Nations Association of Japan. It was cast from metal coins collected by people from 60 different countries including children.

"The bell embodies the aspiration for peace not only of the Japanese but of the peoples of the entire world. Thus it symbolized the universality of the United Nations."

The Peace Bell is kept in a typically Japanese structure, resembling a Shinto shrine, made of cypress wood at 42nd Street and First Avenue New York City. "Long live absolute world peace" is inscribed in Japanese on one side. The bell weighs 116 kg, is 1 m high and 0.6 m in diameter at the base.
A wooden hammer was presented in 1977. A bell cord was presented on Earth Day March 20, 1990.

It has become a tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of Spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly and International Peace Day.


Learn about PEACE DAY


Famous Peace Quotes:
The words of poets. philosophers and noblemen.
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The Nobel Peace Prize:
What is it and who are the winners?
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The Story of Peace Day:
International Peace Day History
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The Peace BELL:
History , Photo and locations of Peace Bells
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Famous Peace Posters:
From Famous Artists
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