Imagine Peace Tower lit 9 Oct at 21:00
Imagine Peace Tower, Yoko Ono´s artwork, will be illuminated for the 14th time the 9 October on John Lennon´s 80th birthday and will light up the evening sky until 8 December 2020.
No ceremony will be on Viðey island this time due to the pandemic.
Yoko Ono has written this message to her friends:
On October 9th 2020, IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be relit in Reykjavík, Iceland, in memory of my late husband John Lennon, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
I hope you will join us in celebrating the relighting of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland, on this website and around the world. Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world.
Power works in mysterious ways. We don’t have to do much. Visualize the domino effect and just start thinking PEACE. Thoughts are infectious. Send it out. The message will circulate faster than you think.
It’s Time for Action.
The Action is PEACE
Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread PEACE
PEACE is POWER!
Thank you, thank you, thank you
I love you!
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Imagine Peace Tower a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík, Iceland. It consists of a tall tower of light, projected from a white stone monument that has the words "Imagine Peace" carved into it in 24 languages. These words, and the name of the tower, are a reference to Lennon's peace anthem "Imagine".
The artwork was dedicated to John by Yoko at its unveiling on October 9th 2007, John Lennon’s 67th birthday.
Every year the Imagine Peace Tower lights up the evening sky in Reykjavík from October 9th (Lennon’s day of birth) through December 8th (Lennon’s demise).
In addition the Imagine Peace Tower emerges from winter solstice to the New Year, for one week during spring equinox and few other selected dates.