Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine in 2020

Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine in 2020
  How long until Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation?
This holiday next takes place in 152 days.
  Dates of Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine
2021 Ukraine Sun, May 9 Not A Public Holiday
2020 Ukraine Fri, May 8 Not A Public Holiday
2019 Ukraine Wed, May 8 Not A Public Holiday
2018 Ukraine Tue, May 8 Not A Public Holiday
2017 Ukraine Mon, May 8 Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
This holiday began in 2015 to honour those who lost their lives in conflicts including WW2
  Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in other countries
Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation internationally
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Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine

This holiday began in 2015 to honour those who lost their lives in conflicts including the second world war.

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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