Victory Day in Guadeloupe in 2020

Victory Day in Guadeloupe in 2020
  How long until Victory Day?
This holiday next takes place in 168 days.
  Dates of Victory Day in Guadeloupe
2021 Guadeloupe Sun, May 9 National Holiday
2020 Guadeloupe Fri, May 8 National Holiday
2019 Guadeloupe Wed, May 8 National Holiday
2018 Guadeloupe Tue, May 8 National Holiday
  Summary
Victory in Europe Day marks May 8th 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany
  Victory Day in other countries
Victory Day internationally
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When is VE Day?

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day) is commemorated on May 8th.

It is a national holiday in France known as 'Victoire 1945' or 'La fête de la victoire' and the day is also celebrated as a holiday in several other countries in Europe.

History of VE Day

Victory in Europe Day marks May 8th 1945, on which day the second world war Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, after six years of the bloodiest conflict in human history.

On April 30th 1945, Hitler had committed suicide during the Battle for Berlin.

The surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany, Karl Dönitz.

The administration headed up by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government.

The act of military surrender was signed on May 7th 1945 in Reims, France, and May 8th 1945 in Berlin, Germany.

In 1995, the Early May Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom was moved to May 8th to mark the 50th anniversary of V-E Day. 

In Russia and some other East European countries, this event is marked on Victory day on 9 May 9th. It is a day later as the treaty was signed at 10.30 pm in the evening in Reims, to come into effect at 11.01 pm. As Russia is one hour ahead of Western Europe, this meant it was already May 9th in Russia.

Initially, this day was celebrated on May 9th in Slovakia but is now observed on May 8th.

In Ukraine from 2015, May 8th was designated as a day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, but it is not a public holiday.

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