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Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration events
August 6 - August 9
Events around the world to commemorate the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945)
and to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Sydney. August 11. 11am. Time to ban the bomb. Rally at Town Hall Square followed by march at 12.30pm to Hyde Park. Contact Hiroshima Committee.
Sydney. August 16. 1pm – 3pm. We are not afraid. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day commemoration discussion with Joseph Gerson, anti-nuclear activist from USA. Exodus Foundation, 180 Liverpool Road, Ashfield. Contact Jan de Voogd or Denis Doherty
Vienna. August 6. 6pm – 9pm. Hiroshima Day Commemoration Walk. Start at Stephansplatz and end with lantern ceremony at the pond in front of the Church of St. Karl. Contact Vienna Peace Movement / Hiroshima Group Vienna.
Toronto. August 6. 6:30pm. Two Minutes to Midnight: Time to Ban the Bomb. Toronto City Hall Peace Garden.
Prague. August 7. 6pm-9pm. Walk to commemorate HIroshima Day, Nagasaki Day and International Day for Youth. Guided walk to some of the peace sites on the Prague Peace Trail. Starts at Přemysl Pitter’s Milíč House and finishes at Letna Beer Garden. Contact PragueVision/PNND.
Esbjerg. August 6. 8pm. Hiroshima event: Esbjerg. Heerup Garden. Organizer’s website
(Contact Laura Lodenius, Peace Union of Finland, for all events in Finland)
Helsinki. August 6. 9pm. Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Speeches and music starts 9 pm and lanterns put to water 10 pm ; Speakers MP Maarit Feldt-Ranta, pastor Kari Kanala and peace organisation Committee of 100 secretary genreal Anni Lahtinen.
Joensuu. August 6. 7pm. Flowers put on water and possibility to sign petition that Finland should sign ban treaty
Loviisa. August 6. 9:30pm. Walk with candels to sea and speache by MP Anders Adlercreutz.
Mariehamn. August 6. 8pm. Candels and ceremony by the sea shore.
Närpes. Augst 6. 9pm. Musik and lanterns in center
Rauma. August 6. Speaches and musik: never more Hirossmia and Nagasaki
Turku. August 6. 8pm. Candles by the river shore of Aura river
Vantaa. August 6. 8.30 pm speaches ad musik and flowers to be put on the river..
Vääksy. August 6. Candles to the river of Vääksy 8 pm
Brest-Île Longue, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day (in french). Base des sous-marins nucléaires
(SNLE). Contact : Sonia
Dijon-Valduc, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day (in french). Centre de modernisation des armes nucléaires françaises. Contact: Jean-Marc Convers
La Hague, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day (in french). Traitement des déchets issus du
démantèlement de l’arsenal militaire. Contact: Josette Lenoury
Mont Saint-Michel, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day (in french). Contact: Serge Levillayer
Narbonne, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day (in french). Contact: Didier Latorre
Paris. August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day (in french). Contact Dominique Lalanne
Tours, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day (in french) Contact : Marie-Claude Thibaud
Commemorations in more than 50 cities. For a list of the cities and events in Germany, please see Netzwerk Friedenskooperative (Network of the German Peace Movement) events calendar. Contact Netzwerk Friedenskooperative.
Special #3DnukeMissile events. Interactive art installation depicting threat of nuclear weapons and actions to prevent nuclear war.
Nettetal-Breyell. August 5. 17.00. Lamberti-Platz, Contact Matthias Engelke
Krefeld, August 6. 17:00. Friedensplatz. Contact Ingrid Vogel
International Fast for Hiroshima and Nuclear Disarmament. This fast, running from August 6-9, is being held in 20 locations aroud the world including Mutlangen and Büchel in Germany. For information about the fast in Germany contact Matthias Engelke. Information in French. Information in English.
Kerala. August 6 – 9. Fast from Hiroshima to Nagasaki Days. Changanassery, Kottayam district, Kerala. Fast calls for nuclear disarmament, Ban Pesticides, Ban Unhealthy food, Stop Wars,Stop violence. Social activist Daya Dhai inaugurates the fast and Swami Agnivesh delivers the keynote address. Contact Dr Jacob Vadakkanchery
Trivandrum city. August 6. Peace seminars and HIROSHIMA – Nagasaki photos exhibitions. Organised by SEEDS-India. Contact Dr Thomas Mathew
Hiroshima. August 6. 8am-9am. Peace Memorial Ceremony. Peace Memorial Park. 1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi.
Hiroshima. August 6. 6pm-10pm. Lantern floating ceremony. Motoyasu River. 1-1 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi.
Hiroshima. August 6. 6pm – 1am. Summer of Love. Local DJs and musicians commemorate Aug 6th at this free outdoor party. Hanover Koen Park, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi.
Nagasaki. August 9. 11:00-12:00. Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony. Nagasaki Peace Park.
Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. August 2 – August 9. International Conference: For a Nuclear Weapon-Free, Peaceful and Just World. Contact email
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Auckland, August 5. 1pm – 4pm. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children’s art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Auckland University of Technology. Exhibition continues at until 11 August, then at Takapuna Library 12 August – 25 August and SGINZ Ellerslie Centre 26 August. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.
Auckland, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day. Contact : Audrey van Ryn
Christchurch. August 5. 11am. Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. World Peace Bell, Botanic Gardens. Contact phone 021 210 7184
Dunedin. Monday, 6 August – Hiroshima commemoration: Hiroshima Day will be commemorated with a ceremony featuring O-Taiko Drummers, readings and music – all welcome. Starts at 10.30am, at the Otago Museum Peace Pole. Organised by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Hutt City. Sunday 19 August, 2pm. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children’s art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Petone Central School Hall. Exhibition then continues until 8 September at Petone Library. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.
Timaru, Saturday 4 August, 10:30am. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children’s art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Timaru Library. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.
Wellington. Sunday 5 August, 1:30pm. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children’s art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day.The Wharewhaka. Exhibition then continues until 25 August at the Central Library. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.
Wellington, Sunday, 5 August – Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing commemoration, from 10am to 11.30am, at the Peace Flame Garden (city side of Rose Garden), Wellington Botanic Garden, or in the nearby Tropical Begonia House, if it’s raining. Organised by Richard Tingey, more information is available at https://hdwn.webs.com
Whakatane. August 5. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children’s art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.
Larvik, August 6. 12.00 – 12.30 Commemmoration of the Hiroshima day, by the Peace Tree next to the library. Speaker: Mayor Rune Hæiseth and representative from Larvik NTA Tore Vassdal. Music by young violinist Leo Hovland. Organizer: Larvik Nei til Atomvåpen (NTA) / No to Nuclear Weapons. Contact Sara Nes.
Oslo. August 6. 2 pm – 3 pm. Commemoration of the Hiroshima day, at the Hiroshima monument at Youngstorget. Speakers: Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen and representatives of three youth parties. Music by singer Mika Mayumi. Organizer: Oslo Nei til Atomvåpen (NTA) / No to Nuclear Weapons. Contact Sara Nes.
Subic, Pampanga. August 6. Peace Forum with commemoration of Hiroshima Day. Organised by Center for Peace Education-Miriam College (CPE-MC), Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines Region 3 and the Girl+ Ambassadors for Peace Philippines. Contact Centre for Peace Education or Jasmin Nario Galace
Heiden. August 9. Ceremony in memory of the Nagasaki bomb. Peace Bell by the Dunant Museum, 9410 Heiden.
Lomé, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day. Contact: Warie Yao
Aylesford, August 6. 8:15 – 9pm. Annual remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Friars, Aylesford
Barnstaple, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day. Contact : Sheila Bloggs
Chichester. August 8. 10am – 2pm. Hiroshima / Nagasaki day event. Contact Sue Adeyemo
Derby. August 1 – 30. Unforegettable Fire. Exhibition of paintings and writings by survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima. Opening event with Kate Hudson on 1 August at Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s Street, 7- 9pm. Then exhibition and events throughout August.
Finchley, August 11. 11am. Annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration ceremony. Victoria Park, Ballards Lane, Finchley. Contact Charles Wicksteed
Hastings. August 6. 9pm (approx). Lantern Floating Ceremony. Boating Lake, Alexandra Park. Organised by Hastings Agaist War.
Kingston. August 6. Kingston Peace Council Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Assemble at Canbury Gardens on the Kingston river bank. Bring white flowers to cast onto the water in remembrance of those who died, and candles to illuminate the path beside the river.
London. August 6. 12pm onwards. Hiroshima Day ceremony. Tavistock Square. Opened by the Mayor of Camden. Organised by the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
London. August 9. 18:30 onwards. Commemoration of the life and witness of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter at crypt chapel, Ambrosden Avenue, behind Westminster Cathedral, followed by peace walk to the Peace Pagoda for a Nagasaki Day commemoration. Organised by the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
London. August 4 – August 9. A series of events in different London boroughs organised by local groups of the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, including in Bromley (August 4 and 9), Kingston (August 6), Sydenham and Forest Hill (August 6 and 9) and Wimbledon (August 6).
London. August 6. 6:30pm – 9pm. Film screening of The Man Who Saved the World.
London, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day. Contact : Marc Morgan
Manchester. August 6. 10-11 am. Manchester Hiroshima Day event. Readings, poetry, a minute’s silence, creative workshops to fold Hiroshima paper cranes and Manchester bees. Living Worlds Gallery, Manchester Museum, Manchester University, Oxford Rd. Contact Sean Morris, Manchester City Council.
Romford. August 6. 7pm-8:15pm. Remember Hiroshima Commemoration. St Edward the Confessor RC Church, Park End Rd, Romford.
Winchester. August 5. 12noon – 13:00. Silent vigil outside Winchester cathedral. Contact Winchester Quakers.
Edinburgh, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day. Contact Janet Fenton
Glasgow. August 7. 12:30pm – 2pm. Nuclear Ban Tour Street Stall. Donald Dewar statue. Contact Scottish CND – Flavia Tudoreanu
Iona, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day. Contact Margery Toller
Irvine. August 9. 3:30pm – 4:30pm. Street Stall. Bridgegate Irvine. Contact CND Ayrshire – Arthur West
Irvine. August 9. 4:50pm. Gathering and making of giant Peace Symbol at Irvine Beach. Harbour Arts Centre. Contact CND Ayrshire – Arthur West
Kilmarnock. August 6. 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Street Stall. The Cross Kilmarnock. Contact CND Ayrshire – Arthur West.
Kilmarnock. August 6. 5:30pm – 6pm. Gathering at Dower House. Dean Country Park. Contact CND Ayrshire – Arthur West.
Rutherglen. August 5. 3pm. Origami cranse to remember Hiroshima. At the Peace Tree, opposite the Town Hall on Rutherglen Main Street and adjacent to St Columbkilles Church. Contact Susan Martin
Arcata, CA. August 11. 9am – 9:30pm. Lantern Floating Ceremony to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Klopp Lake.
Arlington, MA. August 4. 10:30am. Nuclear Disarmament: Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Arlington Center. Contact email
Asheville, NC. August 7. 4:30 – 5:30pm. Vigil in commemoration of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sponsored by PSR Western North Carolina.
Avon, NY. August 15. 7:30pm. Annual Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Hiroshima/Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil. Avon traffic circle, Routes 5 & 20, Avon. Contact Dr. Arnold Matlin or Suzanne Blackburn ph (585)245-1649.
Baltimore, MD. August 6. 2pm. City Council to adopt a ‘Back from the Brink nuclear disarmament resolution. City Council chambers, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street. Contact Max Obuszewski, phone 727-256-5789 or 410-323-1607.
Baltimore, MD. August 6. 5pm. Hiroshima Commemoration. 33rd & N. Charles Streets. Contact email
Baltimore, MD. August 9. 6pm Nagasaki Commemoration. Outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street. Then 8:30pm dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street – RSVP to Max Obuszewski
Brooklyn, NY. August 4. 1:30 – 3pm. Abolish Nuclear Weapons Bay Ridge Brooklyn event. Assemble 4th Ave. between 96th and 97th Sts. March to 4th ave and Shore road for a vigil. Contact Peace Action Bay Ridge.
Brunswick ME. August 4. 10am – 3pm. “Imagine a World Without Nuclear Weapons”. PeaceWorks 14th Annual Peace Fair. Brunswick Mall. Includes prelude film series and guest appearance by Sister Megan Rice. The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs. Contact PeaceWorks Brunswick.
Burlington, VT. August 3, 2pm – August 9, 11am. Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: No More Hibakusha. King Street Youth Center. Contact Marguerite Adelman
Cambridge, MA. August 5. 11:45am – 1pm. Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Welcoming Momentum for Peace in Korea. Cambridge Common. Contact email
Cambridge, MA. August 6. 7pm. Community reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb”. Friends Meeting at Cambridge. Contact John Bach
Chapel Hill, NC. August 9. 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Nagasaki Day Event in Chapel Hill – “The Coming War with China”. Chapel Hill Public Library.
Columbia, SC. August 5. 2pm-5pm. Columbia Friends Meeting and Carolina Peace Resource Center’s Remembrance. South Carolina State Museum in Columbia.
Columbus, OH. July 30. 7pm – late. Concert to commemorate Hiroshima and to honor peace activists. Columbus State Workforce Development Building. Contact Mark Stansbery
Des Moines, IA. August 6 – August 9. Hiroshima Nagasaki Vigil. St. Ambrose Cathedral 607 High St. Contact Gil Landolt
Doylestown PA. August 6. 5:30 pm. Hiroshima Day Peace Vigil. State & Main Streets.
Easthampton, MA. August 5. 7pm – 8:30pm. The World We Want: Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Never Again! Nashawannuck Pond.
Greenfield, MA. August 6 to August 9, Hiroshima to Nagasaki 4 Day Vigil: Greenfield Common. Contact
Kansas City, MO. August 6. 6:30pm. Remember Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings and recommit to nuke-free world NOW. Loose Park lagoon. Contact Peace Works Kansas City
King of Prussia, PA. August 6, 12pm. Hiroshima Day. PA – Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards (behind the King of Prussia Mall).
Livermore, CA. August 6. 8:00 – 11:00. Rally and March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival. Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave, Livermore. Contact Marylia Kelley.
Livermore, CA, August 6-9. International Fast from Hiroshima Day to Nagasaki Day. Contact: Marcus Pegasus
Lompoc, CA. August 6. Vanderberg Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day Witness. Lompoc, CA – Vandenberg Air Force Base (main gate) 747 Nebraska Ave. Contact co-sponsor – LA Catholic Worker.
Long Island, NY. August 6. 7:30pm. Commemoration of the 73rd Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima. Shelter Rock. Website Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Los Alamos, NM. August 4. 15th Annual Hiroshima Peace Day – Commemoration and Peace Vigil. Ashley Pond. Contact email
Los Angeles, CA. August 5. 73rd Annual Commemoration Service for A-Bomb Victims & Survivors. Koyasan Buddhist Temple.
Los Angeles, CA. August 8. 6:15pm – 7pm. Support Fukushima, Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorial. Frances K. Hashimoto Plaza, Frances K. Hashimoto Plaze in front of JACC in Little Tokyo (South of Second Street between San Pedro and Central.
Madison, WI. August 7. 6pm. Lanterns for peace 2018. The Tenney Park Shelter, 1414 E. Johnson Street, Madison.
Manhasset, NY. August 6. 7:30pm. Imagine a World Without Nuclear Weapons. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock: 48 Shelter Rock Rd, Manhasset.
Manhattan, NY. August 3. 12noon – 1:30pm. New York commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days In front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY (Between 49th and 48th Street). Contact Mari.
Manhattan, NY. August 5. 5pm – 8pm. Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Vigil by the Washington Square Park Arch, followed by Interfaith Peace Ceremony to commerate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic Bombing. Judson Memorial Church: 55 Washington Square Park South. Contact Buddhist Council New York. For more information see NY Hiroshima Day commemoration event flier
New Haven, CT. Thursday, August 9. 11:00am. Silent Vigil for Nagasaki, followed by a ceremonial tree-planting. Amistad Statue, City Hall. For more information see New Haven H & N vigils flyer. Contact Mary Compton
Niskayuna, NY. August 9. 7am. Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims. Nagasaki Day Action: Peace Vigil @ Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY followed by walk to Troy, NY Contact Neighbors Walking for Peace.
Pacific Grove, CA. August 4. 7pm – 9pm. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day gathering – Peace Lantern Ceremony. Lovers Point Beach Cove. Contact email
Petersburg NY. August 11. Hiroshima Nagasaki Day – 73rd Commemoration Ceremony. Grafton Peace Pagoda, 87 Crandall Rd, Petersburg, NY 12138. Contact Grafton Peace Pagoda +1 (518) 658-9301
Pittsburg, PA. August 5. 5pm. In this Corner of the World. Alphabet city.
Pittsfield, MA, August 2, 7:30 pm, Screening of The Bomb. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave. Contact Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice
Pittsfield MA. August 6, 8:00am, Hiroshima Day Vigil, Park Square. Contact Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice
Poulsbo, WA. August 4-6. Nuclear Weapons No Deal: Hiroshima and Nagsaki Never Again. Actions on land and water at the Bangor nuclear submarine base and Groundzero Center for Nonviolent Action. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the event flyer.
Princeton, NJ. August 5. 6pm. Annual Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Hines Plaza. Contact Larry Kane.
Saint Paul, MI. August 8 at 7:00 p.m. Nagasaki Commemoration at the Global Harmony Labyrinth. Como Park featuring Music by Greg Herriges, a reading of On that Summer Day, and Dance by KAIROS ALIVE. Contact St Paul Nagasaki Sister City Committee
Staten Island, NY. August 5. 11am. Readings from John Hershey’s Hiroshima: Annual commemoration of the atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Unitarian Church of Staten Island: 312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island, NY.
Syracuse, NY. August 6. 12:00pm – 1:00pm (gather at 11:30am) Hiroshima Day Solemn Procession with giant puppets. March from behind City Hall Commons, Syracuse. Contact Diane Swords.
Tucson, AZ. August 4, 4pm – 6pm. Hope for our children’s peace. Commemoration of Hiroshima Day. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E 22nd St.
Tulsa OK. August 6 and August 9. 7pm – 8:30pm. Photo exhibit: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Church of the Restoration (Unitarian Universalist), 1314 N. Greenwood Ave. Organised by Tulsa Peace Fellowship.
Victoria, BC. August 9, 7pm-9pm. Wake Up! It’s Two Minutes to Midnight! Beacon Hill Park Band Shelter.
Walpole, MA. August 4, 10:00 am, Walpole Common – Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons is Now, a peace vigil sponsored by the Walpole Peace and Justice Group.
Washington, DC. August 5, 6:30pm and August 8, 9:45pm. DC 2018 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Calendar with Hibakusha & Downwinder Testemonies. MLK Jr Memorial and Lafayette Park. Contact Mel Hardy
Washington, DC. August 6, 7am – August 9, 1pm. Peace Actions in DC in Commemorating the US Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Pentagon South Parking Lot. Contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker
Washington DC. August 9. 6:30 p.m. Nagasaki interviews with survivors, plus update on US nuclear weapons today. Featuring Diana Roose, FCNL Friend in Washington, and Anthony Weir, FCNL lobbyist on disarmament. Quaker Welcome Center, 245 2nd Street NE, Washington DC 20002, USA. Click here to RSVP.
Waterton, MA. August 5, 7:30 pm, Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Waterton Square. Contact Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & Environment.
Winsted, CT. August 6. 7:30pm. Candlelight Vigil to Remember Hiroshima. East End Park.