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VE Celebrations

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VE Day Celebrations at Home

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. This year, the Government has moved the May Bank Holiday to VE Day to allow the nation to remember the sacrifice so many made in the fight against fascism.

If you  would like to celebrate this day there are lots of guides and activities available online. Click the links we have provided and navigate through the websites, there are plenty of ideas from a full toolkit for those at home to hosting your own tea party, complete with colourings and  bunting and links to educational material as well.

This short film explains what VE Day and VJ Day were, and the events that led to the end of the war.

An eye-witness called Alan, who was a child at the time, recalls seeing the celebrations in London as he went on his paper round, and his bittersweet reaction, having lost his mother during the war.

The ‘Did You Know’ section talks about the years following the war, and how rationing continued until 1954.

English Heritage link


These images were taken on VE Day and capture the jubilation of a country. They reveal the unimaginable joy at learning the war in Europe was over and herald the start of a new chapter for victorious England. You can see more by using the link under the picture.

The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home. 

We have made some downloads available for you to print.