World Labyrinth Day: May 1, 2021

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World Labyrinth Day is an annual event sponsored by The Labyrinth Society as a worldwide action to “walk as one at 1” local time to create a rolling wave of peaceful energy across the globe. Every year on the first Saturday in May thousands of people around the world participate in this moving meditation for world peace and celebration of the labyrinth experience.


13th Annual World Labyrinth Day: Connections 2021

Visit worldlabyrinthday.org!

TLS is delighted to partner with Veriditas, Legacy Labyrinth Project, and the Australian Labyrinth Network to bring to you an exciting, vibrant new website dedicated to World Labyrinth Day! Together we are gathering numerous resources, inspiring media, and relevant information to help you find, plan, and share your World Labyrinth Day celebrations.

World Labyrinth Day in Schools - 30 April 2021 (Friday before WLD)

We encourage teachers and parents to explore labyrinths with children and teens as a creative activity, calming and centering space, and walking meditation. Labyrinths have been created and walked by people of all ages as a mindfulness activity, to focus, increase connectedness, calm anxiety, quieten head chatter and for mental/emotional wellbeing. Visit the Australian Labyrinth Network website for resources and join others around the world as we walk for peace.

World Labyrinth Day - 1 May 2021 (first Saturday each May)

Many ways to participate:

  • Walk a labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. local time to help create a rolling wave of peace passing from one time zone to the next around the globe.
  • Walk alone or with others observing all applicable health protocols.
  • Build a permanent or temporary labyrinth.
  • Use a finger labyrinth.
  • Create labyrinth art.
  • Participate in The Big Connection global humanity research project.

Online and local events can be found on our Events Calendar. Please check for cancellation if the event is listed as an in-person event.


Pre-World Labyrinth Day Events

February–April: Registration for The Big Connection research project on World Labyrinth Day

20 March 2021, 4 p.m. EDT: Pre-WLD Panel Discussion for TLS Regional Reps, Energy Keepers, and facilitators and friends from Veriditas, ALN, and Legacy Labyrinth Project (by email invitation)

10 April 2021, 7 p.m. EDT: Pre-WLD Discussion: How to Host a Covid-Friendly Event led by Linda Mikell (more info coming soon)

17 April 2021, 4–5 p.m. PDT: Pop-Up Labyrinths Webinar with Lars Howlett

23 April 2021, 3 p.m. EDT: Finger Labyrinth Walk led by Chris Katzenmeyer of The Legacy Labyrinth Project and Big Connection Research Project (more info coming soon)

You can use the tools available on timeanddate.com to easily find your local times including the International Meeting Planner (adjust date as needed) and the Time Zone Converter.


Join us!

Celebrate the 13th annual World Labyrinth Day and “Walk as One at 1” in the afternoon to sustain a wave of peaceful energy across all time zones. Build a labyrinth, lead a workshop or facilitate an event (online this year), and walk along with thousands of people in dozens of countries around the world, from South Africa to the Americas and from Norway to New Zealand.

If you are new to labyrinths, find one to walk in your area using the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator. You can also learn to draw or build a simple labyrinth with links in our resources section below. Already planning an event? Fill out our survey and be counted on the WLD 2021 Google Form.

If you are unable to “Walk as One at 1,” other opportunities to participate include tracing a finger labyrinth on paper or using a mobile app. Labyrinth walks and events can also be held in the morning or evening, as others will be walking in unison with you in other time zones. Just as there is a wide variety of uses of the labyrinth, creativity and diversity are encouraged in celebrating this event. Here is a slideshow showcasing a variety of WLD images shared on social media in 2017.

The Labyrinth Society Global Group on Facebook has over 10,000 members from 100 different countries. The group is very active year round, but World Labyrinth Day is by far the busiest time as folks share photos and experiences from their celebrations.

Lima, Peru shared by triskel tacuarembo

Here are a Dozen Ways to Celebrate World Labyrinth Day!

  • Ahead of World Labyrinth Day, help spread the word by posting flyers, sharing on social media, and listing your event on the TLS Events Calendar.
  • Walk as One at 1 in the afternoon (or as time permits).
  • Trace or draw a finger labyrinth on paper or by using a smartphone or tablet app.
  • Watch a pre-recorded labyrinth walk video (the Australian Labyrinth Network has a great list for 2020)
  • Build a temporary or permanent labyrinth
  • Find a new labyrinth or submit an unlisted site to the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator.
  • Write a blog post, newsletter submission, letter to the editor, or article for print or the internet
  • Share and view WLD stories, photos, and videos on Social Media using the hashtag #LabyrinthDay.
  • Read labyrinth books, watch movies, or sing songs.
  • Create a labyrinth art project, exhibition, or drawing class.
  • Purchase a WLD t-shirt, sign, mug, or sticker!

 

Warsaw, Poland by Sylwia Hanff


History

World Labyrinth Day is an annual event sponsored by The Labyrinth Society as a worldwide action to “walk as one at 1” local time to create a rolling wave of peaceful energy across the globe. Every year on the first Saturday in May thousands of people around the world participate in this moving meditation for world peace. A brief history of World Labyrinth Day was compiled in 2018 for the 10th anniversary of World Labyrinth Day and 20th anniversary of The Labyrinth Society.

Members of the Labyrinth Society are encouraged to facilitate group walks at public labyrinths to engage your community and amplify our collective energy. World Labyrinth Day is also a great opportunity to introduce others to the path by organizing lectures, workshops, tours, book readings, or art exhibitions, or by building temporary or permanent labyrinths.

In 2019, the Australian Labyrinth Network initiated World Labyrinth Day in Schools on the Friday before World Labyrinth Day. This extension of World Labyrinth Day encourages school communities to participate in this worldwide movement of walking for peace.


For more information about World Labyrinth Day, contact the WLD Coordinator. Press photos are available from previous years for publication in print and online as well as assistance finding local participants for quotes and coverage in your area.