Wednesday, December 24, 2014

International Peace Light at Schloss Vaduz

Photo: Liechtensteiner Volksblatt
On Monday, the International Peace Light arrived at Schloss Vaduz in Liechtenstein. The annual event is celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, with the original Peace Light from Bethlehem campaign started by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation.  Traditionally, a child known as the Peace Child, or, Friedenslichkind, is selected from Upper Austria to go to Bethlehem and gather the Peace Light from the Grotto of the Nativity. The light is then flown back to Austria, where it is distributed to Scouts and Guides for sharing throughout 30 countries.

The Peace Light made its way to Liechtenstein, where it was welcomed by Prince Hans-Adam and Princess Marie at Schloss Vaduz. Additionally, the Peace Light made its way to the government building, where it was received by Adrian Hasler and Albert Frick, and then it traveled to the police, the prison, and other organizations.

This year's Peace Message is "Sharing happiness will bring Peace."

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