1,000 Lights for Peace


In collaboration with more than 75 organizations, Mahatma Gandhi Week (MG Week) is celebrated each year around October 2nd, his birthday. During this period of activities – including essay, speech, poster, and debate contests, field trips, storytelling, and other activities – the simple aim is involving youth in understanding the work of Mahatma Gandhi. MG Week concludes with an auspicious celebration called 1,000 Lights for Peace held on Sunday, October 2nd.

1,000 Lights for Peace starts with a 5K Walk for Peace at Miller Outdoor Theatre, including an international cultural program with participants representing a broad cross section of nationalities. The finale and highlight of the evening is a candle lighting ceremony where all present have the opportunity to light a candle representing their pledge for peace.

The Library has an extensive collection of books, artifacts, and an “Exhibition on Wheels” consisting of authentic pictures depicting the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.

Produced by Mahatma Gandhi Library

Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston , TX 77030

Date: Oct. 14, 2018, 6 p.m. - Oct. 14, 2018, 8 p.m.