peace dove with good news
Every Friday (May - October) 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.
During the winter-season (Oktober - April) the Peace Dove is completely digital. Follow us on social media to see the peace dove and 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.