Monday, October 12, 2009

SEPTEMBER International Day of Peace-Prayer Flags

The International Day of Peace is observed on September 21. To celebrate we made our own prayer flags.

I spent the night sewing these since my sewing machine is in storage, we put them up while the kids were sleeping so they could see them when they woke up!

Traditionally, prayer flags are woodblock-printed with texts and images and come in sets of five, one in each of five colors. The five colors represent the elements,[1] and the Five Pure Lights and are arranged from left to right in a specific order. Different elements are associated with different colors for specific traditions, purposes and sadhana:

Blue (symbolizing sky/space)
White (symbolizing air/wind)
Red (symbolizing fire)
Green (symbolizing water)
Yellow (symbolizing earth)[1]

I got this information from

Prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom and this is why we made them for this day.




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