Cities for Life Day

Celebrated every year on November 30.

Cities for Life Day was created by the Community of Sant’Egidio in 2002 to celebrate the the anniversary of the first abolition of the death penalty on the part of a European State, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany on November 30 in 1786.

On Cities for Life Day many big cities around the world celebrate the first abolition of the death penalty by a European state in 1786 and show their commitment for life and against the death penalty.
The participating cities illuminate a symbolic monument,
like the Atomium in or the Colosseum.
Also these cities demand for this day a stay of all executions worldwide.

“The death penalty is not about whether people deserve to die for the crimes they commit. The real question of capital punishment in this country is, Do we deserve to kill?”
― Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption