Uniting for peace in Alfas

Alfas del Pi honouring peace Credit: Alfas del Pi Council

“Alfas del Pi, for peace and in memory of the victims of terrorism.”

On May 16, Alfas del Pi hosted a tribute to the International Day of Coexistence in Peace in the Johan Galtung Park.

By Agustin Ibarolla´s five-metre high Paraboloid sculpture, the town´s mayor, Vicente Arques, the PSOE and the Popular Party united to commemorate those lost to acts of violence, always to be remembered.

“Remember that life is the most precious gift and freedom in peace cannot be skewed through violence. Paraboloid Sculpture is between the trees but respecting the space and light because trees are sacred, and we must respect the space, the voids it creates,” explained Ibarolla during his lifetime about the sculpture and in Alfas it represents exactly that respect.

May 16 was held at the park named in honour of the activist, Johan Galtung, remembering his efforts to build worldwide peace.

The Council of Alfas del Pi pays this tribute every year on May 16 to remind its citizens of the importance of solidarity, inclusion and care; the core values of the local community.

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.