Hiroshima Day (Anti Nuclear Day/ Nagasaki Day) : 06 August
Hiroshima Day takes place every year on August 6 to commemorate the day in August 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6 by United States, followed a few days later by another drop on the city of Nagasaki on August 9.
Although these bombings effectively ended World War II, the two cities were terribly destroyed and casualties were estimated at around 200,000, mostly civilians.
This was the first time in the history of warfare when a nuclear bomb was used against a nation.
The Day is observed to advocate, pray and work for a ban on all nuclear weapons and an end to war and violence through anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations around the world.
2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.