Giornata della memoria dell'Olocausto 2022: A che ora è l'evento Accendi una candela stasera?

TODAY marks Holocaust Memorial Day, an international day of remembrance that honours millions of people who perished during the Nazi regime.

In 2022, it has adopted the theme ofOne Day”, reflecting how those in concentration camps existed in the moment as they struggled to survive. But what time does the event begin?

Commemorations will look a lot different this year due to coronavirus

Commemorations will look a lot different this year due to coronavirusCredito: Alamy Live News

What is the Light a Candle event?

Due to the ongoing pandemia, 2022’s celebration of Giornata della memoria dell'Olocausto has been adapted to embrace the lack of gatherings.

The stay-at-home celebration encourages people to light a candle this evening and place it safely in their windows to remember those who lost their lives.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust said the objective of the Light a Candle event isto remember all those who were murdered for who they were” e “stand against prejudice and hatred in the world today”.

Using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness, people are encouraged to share photos of their candles on social media.

The Light a Candle event allows people to mark the day to remember the lives lost, even from home

The Light a Candle event allows people to mark the day to remember the lives lost, even from homeCredito: Guzelian

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What time is the Light a Candle event taking place?

People can light their candle at 8pm and place it safely in their window on January 27 in a show of international solidarity.

The traditional Holocaust Memorial Day remembrance ceremony will be broadcast online from 7pmthe first fully digital ceremony for the HMDT.

It is set to include pre-recorded messages from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and religious leaders.

An online ceremony including a host of stars will begin at 7pm tonight

An online ceremony including a host of stars will begin at 7pm tonightCredito: SWNS:Servizio di notizie del sud-ovest

Il Pricipe del Galles, a patron of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, will introduce the ceremony with a welcome message.

He will tell viewers: “As I speak, the last generation of living witnesses is tragically passing from this world, so the task of bearing witness falls to us.

“This is not a task for one time only, nor is it a task for one generation, or one person. It is for all people, all generations, and all time.

This is our time when we can, each in our own way, be the light that ensures the darkness can never return.”

The international day of remembrance decided this years theme 18 mesi fa - and it is surprisingly fitting

The international day of remembrance decided this years theme 18 mesi fa – and it is surprisingly fittingCredito: Reuters

What events are happening?

There are many events going on throughout the UK commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day.

A UK ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day will be streamed online on Thursday, gennaio 27.

It will run from 7pm to 8pm and at 8pm households across the UK are encouraged to safely light candles and place them in their windows in remembrance of those who were murdered for who they were, and to stand against prejudice and hatred.

Those who are able to do so are encouraged to share a photo of their candle on social media, using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness.You can register to watch the ceremony on the HMDT website.

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