peace dove with good news
Every Friday (April - primo October) at 12:00, a peace dove flies from the Nobel Peace Center with “The good news of the week.”
A new tradition has begun in Oslo. Every Friday at noon, during the summer half year, the Nobel Peace Center releases a peace dove together with “The good news of the week”, marking that the world is moving forward in a more peaceful direction.
The white dove is released from a window at the Nobel Peace Center, situated on the City Hall Square. As the dove overflies the square, the John Lennon song Give Peace a Chance will play from the bell towers.
During the winter-season (October - April) the Peace Dove is a digital happening, as the dove cannot in cold weather. Follow us on social media to see the peace dove and read the good news of the week.
Facts about the peace dove
- The dove that flies from the Nobel Peace Center belongs to the Norwegian Carrier Pigeon Society. It is delivered to the Center by their owner each Friday.
- When the dove is released, it flies straight home to their base in the eastern part of Oslo.
- The doves can fly 80km/h with a top speed of 100km, and they always find their way home.
- The dove has been used as a symbol for centuries, but gained tracting as a symbol of peace after WWII, when it was used by the anti-war movement.
- Pablo Picasso drew his famous dove of peace with an olive branch for the International Peace Conference in Paris in 1949.
Adult: 120 NOK
Student & Senior: 90 NOK
Children (12-18): 50 NOK
Children under 12: Free
Family (2 adults/ x children under 18): 240 NOK
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Free