Victory in Europe Day - May 8
Mon, May 8, 2023

Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day is one of the most significant holidays for every European and American. This is not just a day, this is a historical event, important for the whole world.

The History

From our school years, we know of the terrible, long, and bloody World War II. The fascist German regime wanted to take control of almost the entire world. But the armies of the Allied countries managed to win.

According to Central European Time, Nazi Germany’s surrender took place on May 8, 1945. So, May 8 is celebrated as Victory Day. Rallies, concerts, and commemorative and solemn events are held. Many people call this date the day of victory over fascism. Lots of books, films, commemorative coins, and stamps are devoted to the great Victory Day.

How to take part

People go to the squares, congratulate each other, and mourn the fallen. The following events are also held:

  1. Volunteers go to the addresses of veterans, offer help, present flowers, congratulate them, and say words of gratitude.
  2. Concerts are organized.
  3. The government congratulates and presents awards to veterans.
  4. In social networks, people publish photos of their relatives who fought in World War II, front-line letters, poems, and stories.
  5. Volunteers organize themed quests for young people.

When is Victory in Europe Day celebrated in 2022?

Victory in Europe Day is observed on May 8 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday May 8 2022
Monday May 8 2023
Wednesday May 8 2024
Thursday May 8 2025