Nov 20, 2010

Hello = Peace


World Hello Day is celebrated each year on November 21. On World Hello Day, we as the family of man, are urged to greet ten people with a warm hello to demonstrate the importance of personal communication for preserving peace.

World Hello Day was begun in 1973 by Brian and Michael McCormack in response to the Yom Kippur War, a conflict between Egypt and Israel. It is an effort to promote peace throughout the world and to urge the leaders of nations to use communication in place of force as a means to settling differences and solving problems.

World Hello Day is now observed by people in 180 countries and has been endorsed and heralded by politicians, religious leaders and celebrities. You can read letters of support by people such as Desmond Tutu, Henry Ford, and Mother Teresa at the official World Hello Day website

ReadThinkWrite.org is another site that has some great ideas for parents and teachers to help teach children about the importance of peace and communication.  

And just for fun, your children can go to Sanrio.com to find cute Hello Kitty wallpaper downloads, games and art activities that they may want to share with a friend on this day of friendship and peace.

Beyonce ~ Hello.  (Luckily, you won't be called upon to throw out your back in observance of this day. :0) 

Image: DryIcons.com

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