Dressed in colourful costumes, the students of Afghanistan’s circus school today demonstrated their skills in gymnastic, juggling and traditional dance during an event organized to mark the World Circus Day in Kabul today. The Day is celebrated around the third Saturday of April every year, aimed to spread the message of peace, health and landmine awareness in Afghanistan, said one of the trainers of Afghan Educational Children Circus (AECC), Ahmed Nazari. Simultaneous performances were also held in Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar, Balkh and Bamyan provinces. AECC has been organizing various activities in Afghanistan since 2002 to promote peace and raise awareness on a number of social issues through circus performances. Promoting peace and reconciliation is one of the key priorities of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which was established in 2002 and got its mandate renewed last month by the UN Security Council for another year.