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National Wear Purple for Peace Day – May 16, 2023

National Wear Purple for Peace Day is celebrated annually on May 16. The day is not just an ordinary observance to promote peace, but it’s an extraordinary practice to entice aliens to visit Earth due to its peaceful state. Okay, first let’s just focus on promoting peace around the world. Whether the founder of this holiday is serious or not in making this event about the extraterrestrials’ visit, we human beings always long for peace, right?

History of National Wear Purple for Peace Day

The origin of National Wear Purple for Peace Day is still unknown, like aliens, but that doesn’t mean peace is. Peace is well-known. Most of us know exactly how it feels. It feels really good — no conflict and no violence. Sadly, some people in other parts of the world don’t feel the same. If you google “Is there a war going on right now?” you’ll most likely see results showing that conflicts are going on. It’s unfortunate. That’s why wearing purple for peace is a small act of advocating for peace throughout the world.

Is world peace possible? We believe it is attainable, and that it begins with us. Some people have probably lost faith in humanity, and this can hold us back. That’s because we choose to be pessimistic, but when it comes to peace, it’s better to look at it from the positive side. It may not be as easy as it sounds, but it’s worth trying. If we stay focused and restore our faith in humanity, then world peace is definitely coming our way.

World peace is a state where people in all nations experience freedom, happiness, and peace within. Who doesn’t long for such a heavenly state? No conflict, no violence, no war, and no fighting — world peace is worth fighting for. What we need to do is to create peace within by relinquishing the negative emotions such as anger and nurturing the positive ones such as compassion. If we succeed in establishing peace within ourselves, then peace will spread throughout the world. And when this happens, then world peace is gained. So, why purple? The color purple is associated with royalty, nobility, and ambition. It can also represent spirituality, wisdom, and peace.

National Wear Purple for Peace Day timeline

1901
Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to those whose lives and works are aimed at maintaining and promoting a better world.

1920
League of Nations

The League of Nations becomes the first worldwide intergovernmental organization with the principal mission of maintaining world peace.

1945
United Nations

The United Nations is founded to stop wars between nations and provide a platform for dialogue.

1960
Gandhi Peace Prize

The Gandhi Peace Prize is created to pay tribute to the modern era’s leading advocate of nonviolent resistance.

National Wear Purple for Peace Day FAQs

What is Purple Day all about?

Purple Day means increasing global awareness about epilepsy.

Is purple warm or cool?

Purple is neither warm nor cool.

What chakra is purple?

It’s purple chakra, or crown chakra, or the thousand-petaled lotus.

National Wear Purple for Peace Day Activities

  1. Wear purple

    First and foremost, wear purple as the day indicates. Show the world that you long for peace by wearing a purple suit, purple T-shirt, purple sweatshirt, or purple hoodie.

  2. Tell others

    Peace is contagious. The more people know about the day and join the celebration, the more we can see how close we are to attaining the world peace that we are all hoping for.

  3. Maintain ours

    It’s impossible to share something that we don’t have, right? So, before we can spread peace, it’s essential to first maintain peace within ourselves. That’s when it becomes contagious.

5 Facts About The Color Purple You Need To Know

  1. Purple dye came from an accident

    William Henry Perkin accidentally discovered synthetic purple dye (mauve) while he was trying to synthesize quinine.

  2. There’s a phobia caused by it

    Just like other color phobias, there is a phobia of the color purple called ‘porphyrophobia.’

  3. Two nations use purple on their flags

    Dominica and Nicaragua are the only two countries that use the color purple on their flags.

  4. It symbolizes privilege

    ‘Born to the purple’ means born into a reigning family or privileged class.

  5. America’s oldest military award is colored purple

    America’s oldest military award that is still given to military members is the Purple Heart.

Why We Love National Wear Purple for Peace Day

  1. It’s fun

    National Wear Purple for Peace Day can be fun. You gather with others who are also celebrating the day and talk about how you can spread peace to others.

  2. Peace is needed

    Peace is always needed by most of us, if not all. The day is a reminder that peace is worth fighting for and that conflict is never a fun thing.

  3. Purple is a nice color

    National Wear Purple for Peace Day can be a day for those who never wore purple or didn’t have purple clothing. Wearing purple can make you stand out.

National Wear Purple for Peace Day dates

YearDateDay
2023May 16Tuesday
2024May 16Thursday
2025May 16Friday
2026May 16Saturday
2027May 16Sunday

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