Halifax Regional Municipality has declared August 6, 2020, as a Day of Peace to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the only use of nuclear bombs on people at the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, August 6 and 9, 1945. Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada (IPPNWC) are celebrating this declaration with a ceremony at the Grand Parade in Halifax, starting at 11:00, which culminates with a moment of silence and bell ringing at noon 75 times.