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This is an online noticeboard for the Hiroshima Day Peace Lantern Ceremony held annually in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • NEW! Download the Colouring for Peace colouring book by Judy Tse HERE.
  • See 2015 event photos taken by Hilbert Buist HERE
  • See 2015 event photos taken by Rick Cairns HERE.
  • See 2015 event photos taken by Jolene Simko HERE.
This ceremony, in one form or another, has been observed in Kingston for over thirty years and Hiroshima Day is marked all over the world.

The Kingston Hiroshima Day Peace Lantern ceremony is both a secular and inter-faith event incorporating paper lanterns,  storytelling, speakers, and song.

Why Hiroshima Day? 

The Hiroshima Day Coalition exists to give Kingston residents the opportunity to commemorate the 135,000 lives lost in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also the lives lost in all nuclear accidents since, and to raise awareness of the use of nuclear weapons today.

August 6th, 2016 marks the 71st anniversary of atomic weapons being turned on a civilian population for the first time. We hope you will join us in wishing for, and working towards, a world free of nuclear arms.

Please see the About Us section for more. 

2014 Photos



Below are an assortment of photos from the 2014 event. Photos by Jolene Cheryl Simko.

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Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony putting up signage

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony making peace lanterns

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony hanging paper cranesHiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony folding paper cranes

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony making music together

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony girls in kimonos making paper lanterns
 Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony taiko drumming
Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony the crowd sings along

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony lighting the lanterns

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony glowing lanterns

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony more glowing lanterns

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony walking with lanterns

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony more walking with lanterns

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony floating lanterns in the pool








Posters from previous years

If you have pictures from previous years to share. Please contact us!

Below find an archive of posters and promotional meterials from previous years:

Hiroshima Day Kingston Peace Lantern Ceremony poster
2011 Poster - first year at McBurney Park