– 19.7.2019

Hiroshima Day in Helsinki, 6 August

Japanilaisen perinteen mukaiset kynttilälyhdyt Hiroshiman ja Nagasakin atomipommi-iskujen uhrien muistoksi

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.

No More Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki!


The event begins at 9 p.m. with speeches by MP Eva Biaudet and pastor Hannu Ronimus, music by Merikukka Kiviharju Quartet.
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 at the Opera House Amphitheater and 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.