Annually for 10 years, Upstate International Month has been launched at 12 noon on March 1. UI encourages everyone to ring 100 bells at 12 noon to announce the month-long celebration of our Upstate South Carolina international connections, heritage, and diversity.
Churches, communities, and other organizations are invited to join this tradition – ring 100 bells at 12 noon on March 1st each year – let your community know about Upstate International Month.
This tradition has connections with Greenville, SC’s Sister Cities International connection with Bergamo, Italy. where they ring 100 bells every night at 10 pm in a tradition that use to indicate the closing of the city gates. Our photo is the Clemson Univesity Carillon, which annually joins the bell-ringing tradition.