V-E Day around the world in 2020

V-E Day around the world in 2020
  How long until V-E Day?
This holiday next takes place in 294 days.
  Dates of V-E Day around the world
2021VariousMay 8, May 9
Czech RepublicSat, May 8National Holiday
FranceSat, May 8National Holiday
French GuianaSun, May 9National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, May 9National Holiday
GuadeloupeSun, May 9National Holiday
MartiniqueSun, May 9National Holiday
New CaledoniaSat, May 8National Holiday
Saint MartinSun, May 9National Holiday
SlovakiaSat, May 8National Holiday
UkraineSun, May 9Not A Public Holiday
2020VariousMay 8
Czech RepublicFri, May 8National Holiday
FranceFri, May 8National Holiday
French GuianaFri, May 8National Holiday
French PolynesiaFri, May 8National Holiday
GermanyFri, May 8Regional Holiday
GuadeloupeFri, May 8National Holiday
MartiniqueFri, May 8National Holiday
New CaledoniaFri, May 8National Holiday
Saint MartinFri, May 8National Holiday
SlovakiaFri, May 8National Holiday
UkraineFri, May 8Not A Public Holiday
2019VariousMay 8
Czech RepublicWed, May 8National Holiday
FranceWed, May 8National Holiday
French GuianaWed, May 8National Holiday
French PolynesiaWed, May 8National Holiday
GuadeloupeWed, May 8National Holiday
MartiniqueWed, May 8National Holiday
New CaledoniaWed, May 8National Holiday
Saint MartinWed, May 8National Holiday
SlovakiaWed, May 8National Holiday
UkraineWed, May 8Not A Public Holiday
2018VariousMay 8
Czech RepublicTue, May 8National Holiday
FranceTue, May 8National Holiday
French GuianaTue, May 8National Holiday
French PolynesiaTue, May 8National Holiday
GuadeloupeTue, May 8National Holiday
MartiniqueTue, May 8National Holiday
Saint MartinTue, May 8National Holiday
SlovakiaTue, May 8National Holiday
UkraineTue, May 8Not A Public Holiday
2017VariousMay 8
Czech RepublicMon, May 8National Holiday
FranceMon, May 8National Holiday
SlovakiaMon, May 8National Holiday
UkraineMon, May 8Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
Victory in Europe Day marks May 8 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany
  Which countries observe V-E Day in 2020?
Czech Republic  Czech RepublicMay 8National Holiday
France  FranceMay 8National Holiday
French Guiana  French GuianaMay 8National Holiday
French Polynesia  French PolynesiaMay 8National Holiday
Germany  GermanyMay 8Regional Holiday
Guadeloupe  GuadeloupeMay 8National Holiday
Martinique  MartiniqueMay 8National Holiday
New Caledonia  New CaledoniaMay 8National Holiday
Saint Martin  Saint MartinMay 8National Holiday
Slovakia  SlovakiaMay 8National Holiday
Ukraine  UkraineMay 8Not A Public Holiday
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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