“Candle floating" by the lake Tjörnin

August 9th, 2019

Left photo by HollPhoto Tommy Holl 

The annual "Candle floating" was held at Tjörnin lakeside by Samstarfshópur friðarhreyfinga ("the collaboration group of pacifist movements") and Ambassador Kitagawa participated in the event. This year marks the 35th anniversary since the first floating was held in 1985. Many, including Ambassadors and parliamentarians, participated in the event to commemorate the victims of the nuclear bomb attack in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Candles were lit with the hopes for a world without nuclear weapons. Additionally similar events took place in towns such as Akureyri and Ísafjörður.