Peace calendar

As a Peace City, Wellington hosts many peace activities and celebrations. The Council supports a number of these events.

The Council is focussing on supporting a number of peace events. These are

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January
  • Hiroshima Day - August
  • Peace Day - September

There are many other events and cultural celebrations held by members of Wellington’s community that contribute to peace, cultural understanding and nuclear disarmament. The Council also supports many multicultural, arts and sporting events.

We also work with Central Government agencies to welcome new migrants.

If you are holding an event that you would like listed in the peace calendar, please contact peace@wcc.govt.nz.

 Date  Event
 27 January
Holocaust Remembrance Day
 20 February
World Day of Social Justice
 21 February
UNESCO International Mother Language Day
 March Culture Kicks Football
 March Neighbours Day
 1 March
Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day
 8 March
UN International Women's Day and UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace
 21-28 March
Week of Solidarity with Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
 22 March
World Water Day
 7 April
World Health Day
 14 April
Anniversary of Wellington's Nuclear Weapon Free Declaration
 22 April
Earth Day
 25 April
Anzac Day
 3 May
World Press Freedom Day
 15 May
UN International Day of Families
 17-25 May
Youth Week Aotearoa
 17 May
International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia
 21 May
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
 22 May
UN International Day for Biological Diversity
 24 May
International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament
 4 June
UN International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
 5 June
World Environment Day
 8 June
28th Anniversary of Nuclear Free New Zealand
 20 June
World Refugee Day
 26 June
UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
 10 July
Anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
 4-8 August
Schools' Peace Week Aotearoa
 6 August
Hiroshima Day
 9 August
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous People/Nagasaki Day
 12 August
UN International Youth Day
 19 August

World Humanitarian Day

 23 August
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
 15 September
UN International Day of Democracy
 21 September
Day of Peace (Heritage Walk and Peace Flame Celebration)
 October Diwali
 1 October
UN International Day for Older Persons
 2 October
UN International Day of Non-Violence/Gandhi Day
 6 October
World Habitat Day
 24 October
United Nations Day
 24-30 October
Disarmament Week
 5 November
Parihaka Day Aotearoa
 6 November
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
 10 November
UNESCO World Science Day for Peace and Disarmament
 11 November
Armistice Day
 Second Sunday in November
Remembrance Sunday Service
 16 November
UN International Day for Tolerance
 20 November
Universal Children's Day
 25 November
White Ribbon Day/International Day for the Eliminiation of Violence Against Women
 10 December
Human Rights Day
 20 December
UN International Human Solidarity Day
 2014-2019 Wellington's First World War Centenary