Each year people from across the UK take part in a national moment for Holocaust Memorial Day.
At 8pm on 27 January people across the nation will light candles and put them safely in their windows to:
- remember those who were murdered for who they were
- stand against prejudice and hatred today
Iconic buildings and landmarks will light up in purple during this powerful national moment of commemoration and solidarity.
For Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 the iconic Piccadilly Lights displayed portraits of Holocaust and genocide survivors in the lead up to the national moment, and the screen lit up with a commemorative candle. A group of survivors watched from the ground and held candles in a powerful moment captured in this short video.
How to take part as an individual
Place a candle safely in your window at 8pm on 27 January.
Become part of the conversation about Light the darkness online by sharing a photo of your candle and tagging us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness.
HMD commemorative candles are available to purchase ahead of HMD to light for the national moment.
How to take part as an organisation
Light up your building in purple from 8pm on 27 January.
Encourage your employees and stakeholders to light a candle and safely place it in their window.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to light up your building.
Become part of the conversation about Light the darkness online by sharing a photo of your building lit up and tagging us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness.
Image: Salford Quays Millenium Footbridge, lights the darkness for HMD, photo Credit Emma Phillipson.