Victory Day in Martinique in 2020

Victory Day in Martinique in 2020
  How long until Victory Day?
This holiday next takes place in 236 days.
  Dates of Victory Day in Martinique
2021 Martinique Sun, May 9 National Holiday
2020 Martinique Fri, May 8 National Holiday
2019 Martinique Wed, May 8 National Holiday
2018 Martinique Tue, May 8 National Holiday
  Summary
Victory in Europe Day marks May 8 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany
  Victory Day in other countries
Victory Day internationally
Related holidays

When is VE Day?

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

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 8 May 1945, on which day the World War II 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 30 April 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 7 May 1945 in Reims, France, and 8 May 1945 in Berlin, Germany.

In 1995, the Early May Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom was moved to 8 May 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. It is a day later as the treaty was signed at 10.30pm in the evening in Reims, to come into effect at 11.01pm. As Russia is one hour ahead of Western Europe, this meant it was already 9 May in Russia.

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

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

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