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Peace By Sharing: transmission of history to young generation
November 11th is the day French people commemorate the Armistice of the First World War. It is also, since centuries, the Saint Martin’s day. The Saint is celebrated in all Europe.
The Saint-Martin’s festivity celebrated peace on equitable sharing resources within the context of the commemoration of the Armistice of the First World War. This year’s theme was “Peace and Sharing” and took place at Dom-le-Mesnil (Ardenne).
Around 200 French and German children took part in the event through their participation in artistic and cultural activities such as concerts, drawings or competitions. The event led to intercultural exchanges between French and German children around the traditions and customs of St. Martin in Germany and commemoration of the Armistice of the First World War.
On this historical day, children transmitted a message of peace through their participation to different activities such as drawing, concerts or competitions. After the official ceremony, children’s drawing were put in the contemporary sculpture “The Shared Mantle” which was inaugurated on the day of the event and that reminds to the world that peace can only be achieved through sharing.