World Labyrinth Day

On May 7, 2017 over 5,000 people took steps for peace, 'Walking as One at 1' in the afternoon in their timezone. Explore this interactive map of WLD locations with the option to zoom in on certain regions. World Labyrinth Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May.

click for interactive map

 

Watching accounts of World Labyrinth Day walks appear on our Facebook Group was heartwarming. First came images from New Zealand and Australia, then Europe and South Africa, and North America thereafter. I began counting countries and delighted in combing through over 250 responses to our WLD on-line survey and TLS events calendar. I'm pleased to report participants in more than 20 countries including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA (45 States!).

 

Click on the survey link above to add your pin to our map, especially if you or someone you know participated in an under-represented region. I also invite you to join the new World Labyrinth Committee that will endeavor to expand and support those who create, maintain and use labyrinths globally. Email wld@labyrinthsociety.org to join our seasonal on-line meetings.

Thanks to all who participated, shared their images and stories, and invited others to connect in this shared intention for peace.

Lars Howlett, World Labyrinth Day Coordinator

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For those new to labyrinths, find one (or dozens!) 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 participating? Be counted and fill out our survey: WLD Google Form

Members of the Labyrinth Society are encouraged to facilitate group walks at public labyrinths to engage the 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, art exhibitions, or building temporary or permanent labyrinths. 

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 are a wide variety of uses of the labyrinth, creativity and multiplicity are encouraged. 

Here are Eleven Ways to Celebrate World Labyrinth Day

  • Walk as One at 1 (or as time permits) 
  • Trace or draw a finger labyrinth on paper or using a smartphone or tablet app
  • Facilitate or join a group walk
  • Host or join a lecture, workshop, art exhibition or tour
  • Build a temporary or permanent labyrinth
  • Find a new labyrinth or submit an unlisted site to the 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, 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
  • Help spread the word by posting flyers, sharing on social media, and listing your event on the TLS Events Calendar. Purchase a WLD t-shirt, sign, mug, or sticker!

Let us (and others) know that you are walking:

Be counted (anonymous ok) as a participating location by filling out the WLD Google Form. Our goal is to represent 50 United States and 50 countries!

Post your event on the TLS Events Calendar

Download and share the WLD 2017 Press Release

Facebook - Labyrinth Society Notes   Share your photos and stories on the Labyrinth Society Facebook Group

World Labyrinth Day 2017 Local Event Posters:

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WLD 2017 Local Poster - Color - print quality (.pdf 2.2MB)

WLD 2017 Local Poster - Grayscale - print quality (.pdf 785K) 

World Labyrinth Day 2017 Global Event Posters:

WLD 2017 Global Poster - Color - print quality (.pdf 685K)

WLD 2017 Global Poster - Grayscale - print quality (.pdf 547K) 

WLD 2017 Global Poster - Color - web ready (.jpg 713K)

World Labyrinth Day 2017 Social Media Images:

WLD Map 2017 Social Media - 1200 px banner (.jpg 600K)

WLD Globe 2017 Social Media - 1200 px banner (.jpg 939K)

WLD Globe 2017 Social Media - square (.jpg 1300K)

An initiative of The Labyrinth Society, World Labyrinth Day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday in May. Make a commitment to participate on May 6, 2017 for the ninth annual World Labyrinth Day and join our moving meditation for world peace.

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