2,000 people celebrate John Lennon's birthday on Viðey Island!

The City of Reykjavík would like to thank everyone who sailed-out to Viðey Island last night to share a moment of peace on John Lennon’s birthday and witness the illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower – Yoko Ono’s powerful tribute to John Lennon's vision of world peace.

Around 2,000 people were in attendance at the ceremony, which is one of the best attended events since the Imagine Peace Tower was installed in 2007. Yoko Ono, who was made an honorary citizen of Reykjavík prior to the ceremony for her great contribution to peace and humanity, and for choosing the city as a platform to spread her message, was thrilled with the reception and expressed sincere gratitude to both public and staff for their co-operation and for making the event one of the most magical and memorable yet.