VE-Day is short for Victory in Europe Day and is observed on May, 08 2019. The date referred to the victory of the Allies of World War II consisting of France, Poland, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa over Nazi-Germany. It was the day when they accepted Germany’s surrender issued by Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. In the United Kingdom several events and markers for the Victory take place on VE-Day.
VE-Day beacons are lit and commemorative silence is held. There public services and celebrations at schools with information, readings and singing. The Soviet Union, which also was one of Germany’s enemies during World War II celebrates its Victory Day on May, 9th. Most of the European countries celebrate the end of World War II as Liberation Day on alternating dates at the beginning of May. The day is also known as V Day or V-E-Day.