– 29.7.2020

An evening of the Hiroshima Day, August 6

Hiroshima-päivän punaiset ja valkoiset kynttilälyhdyt kelluvat Töölönlahdella

In August, when the nights get darker, it’s time to light the floating lanterns again. On Hiroshima day, the 6th of August, we will respect the memory of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We will remind the world of the senselessness of nuclear weapons and the importance of working for peace.

  • The event begins at 9 p.m. with speeches by Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto and University chaplain/Sport Chaplain Leena Huovinen.
  • Music by Paleface and Koiton Laulu choir.
  • The floating lanterns will be released at approximately 10 p.m. You can buy lanterns at the event venue. The price is 2 euros.

The event takes place near the Opera House in the park by Töölönlahti water front in Helsinki.

The event is organized by The Peace Union of Finland, Svenska Fredsvänner i Helsingfors and Helsingin seurakuntayhtymä, Tölö Congregation in collaboration with different peace organizations.

We keep safety distances! And hope nobody come if any symptoms of illness – thank you!