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Nagasaki Day

August 9, 2019

Seventy-four years ago, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two of the most horrific acts of warfare in history. Join organizations around the world to commemorate the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and urge our leaders to prevent such a horror from ever happening again.

Events include lantern floating ceremonies, origami crane making, concerts, readings, religious services, vigils, walks, fasts, rallies, film screenings, exhibitions and more.

Many of the events include a call or appeal for action. Individuals, parliamentarians, city councils, civil society leaders and non-govermental organisations are invited to support these calls/appeals even if they cannot attend an event. These include:

The City of Hiroshima released the official Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2019 on August 6. You can also see a video clip of Mayor Matsui delivering the Peace Declaration.

For more information on nuclear disarmament actions for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days, see Nuclear Remembrance and Action Week Guide. Check Abolition 2000 facebook page for posts of event photos and articles.

Physicians for Social Responsibility has a list of commemoration events in 16 US states and DC. Search for events by state here.


August 9, 2019