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Armenian Heritage Park to participate Saturday in World Labyrinth Day

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  April 29, 2013 02:21 PM

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Jeremy C. Fox for Boston.com

Children played in the Armenian Heritage Park during a heat wave on June 20, 2012.

The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway will participate Saturday in World Labyrinth Day, an event promoted by the Labyrinth Society in an effort to heal the Earth, the Armenian Heritage Foundation announced.

At 1 p.m. in downtown Boston, and upon the same hour in other time zones around the world, people will walk labyrinths as a gesture of solidarity and peace, the foundation said in a statement.

Countries expected to participate in the global event include Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The event is held each year on the first Saturday in May.

The Armenian Heritage Park is a gift from local Armenian Americans to the city and the state, the foundation said, and is designed to celebrate the experiences of Armenian immigrants and their contributions to American society, and also to commemorate those killed in the 1915 – 1923 Armenian Genocide and other mass killings.

Its labyrinth is made up of inlaid stone surrounded by strips of grass and symbolizes life’s journey, the foundation said. “A single jet of water and the symbol of eternity mark its center, representing hope and rebirth. Art, Service, Science, and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to accomplishments and contributions made,” it said.

The labyrinth walk will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. For more information about the park, visit www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org.

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