Commemorated Annually on the 3rd Sunday of May

Our Call: Join the virtual candlelight memorial by holding a vigil

The 2020 candlelight memorial will be carried out without conglomerations of people due COVID19. There will be no candle light memorial public gatherings this year. It is recommended that members of the public participate in this year’s memorial virtually by sharing your actions on social media. Here is a guide on how you can participate.

How to get involved

  • Light a candle or use mobile phone flashlight from your terrace, balcony, garden or anywhere safe.
  • Share your remembrance using photographs, videos or text in a language you comfortable in.
  • Share the moment using social media and tag us Facebook@Candlelightmemorial / Twitter@gnpplus #candlelightmemorial
  • Join us as we light up the world in these challenging times!

For networks and organisations - Share with others

As a call in the days and weeks prior to the memorial, invite people through social networks to participate in the "International AIDS Candlelight Memorial" on the 17th May 2020. Share the 2020 poster so that each person around the world who wishes to participate has all the information they need about the memorial.

When sharing your Memorial Day action on social media please include our primary hashtag #candlelightmemorial2020