VE DAY 75th Anniversary At Home

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COVID-19 has changed everything this year and the celebrations to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE DAY

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945. You can learn more about it here

How to celebrate it?

As mentioned, due to the coronavirus impact on our daily lives and social distancing measures, all the street parties planned for the occasion won’t take place. Nevertheless, we all can join nationwide to celebrate at home with free resources online.

If you are organising your own VE Day at Home Party in Rotherhithe or Bermondsey, share it with us on our social media. Click to find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

Celebrate VE DAY with English Heritage

If you’re looking for a website to inspire you to celebrate VE DAY at home, a visit to www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day should bring a lot of ideas.

Download English Heritage VE Day pack with everything you need to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in your own home.

The pack includes a selection of tasty recipes, tips for dancing Lindy Hop style, a Spotify playlist and popular 1940s songs to sing with your family.

This pack will help you put together your own celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Please ensure your celebration respects all public health guidelines relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) which are in place on 8 May, or whenever you choose to mark the anniversary. For full advice visit gov.uk/coronavirus

Share your party photos with @EnglishHeritage on Instagram and Twitter.

Free printables to download

Visit The Purple Pumpkin Blog for these free printable decorations

They just what you need to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. We might not be able to have the street parties as planned, but we can still celebrate at home or in the front or back garden

Let’s get together

  • 11am | BBC One | The Nation Remembers BBC One will lead a poignant two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
  • 2.45pm | BBC One | The Announcement of Victory Winston Churchill’s historic speech will also be broadcast – providing a fascinating insight into what the public will have heard on that significant day all those years ago.
  • 8pm | BBC One | The People’s Celebration Viewers can tune in to a very special programme on VE Day on BBC One. Featuring celebrities and veterans as well as an address from the Queen at 9pm. In a truly amazing finale, we will see the nation unite for a very special sing-a-long of We’ll Meet Again as across the UK we all give thanks to our veterans and remember our loved ones.

Remember you can find more ways to engaged in the VE DAY celebrations online.

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