Four Days of Festivities Mark World Peace and Prayer Day
May 28, 2014 09:27PM
The 19th annual World Peace and Prayer Day, also known as Honoring Sacred Sites Day, will be held from June 19 to 22, at Bowdoin Park, in Wappinger Falls, New York. Envisioned and guided by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, recognized spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota (Sioux) nations and 19th-generation keeper of the sacred white buffalo calf pipe, this gathering is intended to join communities and people worldwide that share a concern for the welfare of the Earth and humanity, regardless race, age, gender or faith.
In collaboration with indigenous representatives from near and far, invocation, prayer and honoring ceremonies will be practiced and observed. Special guest speakers, wisdom keepers and educators of all denominations will share spiritual insight and discuss important environmental concerns and cures on both local and global levels.
At the heart of World Peace and Prayer Day is the sacred fire that will be lit on June 19 and honored over four days, culminating with a central ceremony on the summer solstice, June 21. Festivities include music, dance, storytelling, a shared feast and activities involving Earth awareness, sustainability and animal awareness.