For Raelians, August 6th also represents the start of a new calendar year and this year we commemorate the start of the 74th year after Hiroshima (a. H.) with world-wide events and celebrations.
The explosion of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 signified that humans on Earth had entered an unparalleled age of nuclear technology. This date represents a significant event in the history of mankind and one that heralded the beginning of a new age of scientific progress and development. (More info:https://www.rael.org/download.php?list.2 )
August 6th is also one of the four designated holidays set aside each year specifically for those who would like to become more actively involved with the Raelian Movement. This baptism-like ceremony takes place at exactly at 3 PM (local time) and is open to anyone who shares our basic philosophical principles and overall mission to make our planet a better for all of its inhabitants.
RAEL’S COMMENT: Another illegal occupation and annexation of a sovereign territory by U S A.: Hawaii was a sovereign state until USA decided unilaterally to annex it.
The Hawaiian sovereignty movement (Hawaiian: ke ea Hawai‘i) is a grassroots political and cultural campaign to gain sovereignty, self-determination and self-governance for Hawaiians of whole or part Native Hawaiian ancestry with an independent nation or kingdom. Some groups also advocate some form of redress from the United States for the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani, and for what is described as a prolonged military occupation beginning with the 1898 annexation. The movement generally views both the overthrow and annexation as illegal.