peace dove with good news

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

Every Friday at noon, the Nobel Peace Center will release a peace dove together with “The good news of the week.”

A new tradition has begun in Oslo. Every Friday at noon, the Nobel Peace Center will release 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 crosses the square, the John Lennon song Give Peace a Chance will play from the bell towers.

"In a world that seems unsafe and unstable, peace and hope is needed more than ever, and the white dove is probably the strongest symbol we have of peace and hope."
- Executive Director Kjersti Fløgstad, Nobel Peace Center
Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

Facts about the peace doves

  • The dove that fly from the Nobel Peace Center belongs to the Norwegian Carrier Pigeon Society. It is deliverd 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.
  • Brevduene er godt trent og har veldig god retningssans. De kan fly opptil 80 mil med en toppfart på over 100 km/t, og finner alltid veien hjem.
  • Duen er brukt som symbol fra tidlig kristen tid, men fikk særlig utbredelse som fredssymbol etter annen verdenskrig, da det ble tatt i bruk av antikrigsbevegelsen.
  • Pablo Picasso tegnet sin berømte fredsdue med olivenkvist i nebbet til den internasjonale fredskonferansen i Paris i 1949.

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