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Solstice Silent Minute Resources

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The Flyer is now translated into 13 languages!

Please feel free to download, use and distribute the following Solstice Silent Minute flyers, in English and 10 other languages:-

There are 525,600 minutes in a year.  One of them is being focussed to hold a minute of Silence for global cooperation. Given the magnitude of the response to the Solstice Silent Minute Initiative to date around the planet, colleagues and coworkers have translated the flyers into thirteen languages.

We invite you to assist in building the momentum. Please contact us if you’re willing and able to translate the flyer into other languages. In the meantime, we would appreciate your sharing information with those who will distribute the flyer with communities around the world so that millions of us have the opportunity to participate in one minute of Silence – the same minute everywhere – calibrated to 9.00pm GMT/UTC on 21 December 2019 at 9 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bookmarks and Cards

The bookmarks and cards are proving to be particularly popular.

Word documents

We are making the templates available as Word documents so that you may download and insert details for your city or country and its relevant time-zone. Click the following links to download an MS-Word .docx file:-

Download, print and distribute.  We suggest you use paper which is at least 200gsm.

PDF Format

We have provided some bookmark exemplars in PDF format:-


We’ve found this link helpful for the timezone conversions (https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html).  Bookmarks and cards templates in different languages will be added to a repository of materials in the FAQs as they become available.


Short Clips

2019 World Servers Festival Week Video

2019 World Servers Festival Week Video may be watched and listened to in the following languages:-

2019 World Servers Festival Week Video may be watched in English with subtitles in the following languages:-

For more information on Festival Week December 21 to 28, 2019: http://festivalweek.org/resources.

Facebook Events

Many of us have decided to link together daily at 9.00pm GMT/UTC in preparation for the Solstice Silent Minute 2019. We invite you to join us.

Daily Practice

If you would like to participate in the subjective preparation for the Silent Minute at the December Solstice, tune in daily for a minute in the Silence calibrated to 9.00pm London GMT.  You can check your local time at this link: www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html
Currently, times in Australia are:

  • For WA that is 5.00am
  • For NT that is 6.30am
  • For QLD that is 7:00am
  • For SA that is 7.30am
  • For NSW, TAS and VIC that is 8.00am

Albert Einstein once said:

Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts.


  1. Once again, heartfelt gratitude for a beautiful, inspiring and useful presentation of Solstice Silent Minute and Festival Week video 2019. Your service within the world community is deeply appreciated and we are distributing the links widely, in loving cooperation, Dot

    • mm

      Deep gratitude, Dot, for the good news you bring and for the amazing work you are doing around the world. In loving companionship..

  2. Thank you for your inspiring activity regarding the Minute of Silence on 21 December — and others leading up to this.

    Am writing re some confusion (for me, at least) regarding the timing for NY. The Book Marks indicate 4 p.m. but the following is indicated in an online search, and as a New Yorker have always been aware of a 4 hour difference between UTC and NY, not 5 hours.

    9:00 PM Saturday, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is
    5:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Time (ET)

    • mm

      Dear Lynne,
      It’s lovely to hear from you and to know that you will be joining us for the Silent Minute.
      We have based all times on the World Clock Time Zone converter at timeanddate.com :
      This is usually correct and it adjusts for daylight saving where applicable. Using that facility provides this comparative timing:
      UTC (Time Zone) Saturday, 21 December 2019 at 9:00:00 pm UTC UTC
      New York (USA – New York) Saturday, 21 December 2019 at 4:00:00 pm EST UTC-5 hours

      We’ve also checked other Time Zone converters and they all indicate UTC-5 hours for New York.

      I trust this helps?
      In light and love,

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