More than thousand people lit candles at the sea coast in the early evening.
Everyone prayed for peace in accordance with their religion and belief.
Umag, Croatia, 2001
Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda - Swamiji, the founder of the system "Yoga in Daily Life", initiated worldwide International and Interreligious World Peace Prayers because he has recognised the urgent need to promote and develop awareness of world peace. The first prayer took place in the Croatian city of Umag in September 2001, and afterwards in numerous cities in Austria, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. Thousands and thousands of people were lighting candles which were floating on the sea surfaces, lakes and rivers of their countries with wishes and prayers for peace among all cultures, nations and religions.