Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War - May 8
Wed, May 8, 2024

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War – a commemoration of the end of a bloody war. Celebrations begin each year on May 8. We honor all victims of the global conflict unleashed by Nazi Germany.

History

History is not only a scientific discipline. It is memory, which allows us to analyze the mistakes of the past and prevent them in the future. The history of war consists of the fates of a huge number of people: the joy of meeting, the bitterness of loss, frontline memories and much more.

This holiday began to be celebrated officially since 2004, when it was approved by the UN General Assembly. The purpose of this day is to remind people of the bloody events of world history, to honor the memory of the victims of this war. Nazi Germany under the leadership of Adolf Hitler in 1939 unleashed a large-scale war, in which many states joined. By common efforts the threat was eliminated, and in 1945 on May 8 the Act of capitulation of Germany was signed. This date is considered the official date of the end of WWII.

Interesting facts

  • Few people know, but A. Hitler, despite his militant views, in his state promoted the ideas of a healthy lifestyle, sufficient physical activity and rational nutrition. He believed that the nation should be healthy.
  • The largest number of casualties from the war is recorded in the already former Soviet Union – more than 21 million people.
  • The Battle of the Atlantic is the longest battle in WWII history. It lasted from 1939 to 1945.

How to celebrate

Congratulate WWII veterans and those who survived this terrible time. Watch documentaries, visit a museum, listen to lectures at universities or libraries. Raise your awareness of the war.

Tell about the holiday in social networks. Find out from other users how their wartime ancestors fared?

When is Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War celebrated in 2024?

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is observed on May 8 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 8 2024
Thursday May 8 2025

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