VE Day 2024


When is VE Day 2024?

VE Day 2024 is on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (in 22 days).  Calendar for 2024
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What is VE Day?

Winston Churchill waves to crowds in London on VE Day, May 8, 1945. Photo: public domainWinston Churchill waves to crowds in London on VE Day, May 8, 1945
VE Day celebrates the end of the World War II in Europe and is held every year on May 8. It is the abreviated form of Victory in Europe Day and is used much more commonly.

The unconditional surrender of all German forces was formally agreed on 7 May. The time for the cessation of all hostilities in Europe was set for May 8, 11:01 p.m., marking the official end of World War II in Europe. By this time it was already May 9 in eastern Europe, and thus several former Soviet bloc countries (Russia, Belarus and some of the successor states of former Yugoslavia, such as Serbia) celebrate Victory Day on May 9.

Upon the announcement of Germany's surrender and the cessation of hostilities, celebrations erupted throughout the Western world, especially in the United Kingdom and in North America. Several countries observe public holidays on May 8, under names such as Victory Over Fascism Day, Liberation Day or Victory Day (though not the UK and the US).

But the war continued in the Far East. VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day, Victory in the Pacific Day or VP Day) on August 15 celebrates the victory over Japan and the end of the Pacific War on August 15, 1945. It is observed on August 15 in the UK, while the United States commemorate this day on September 2, as Japan's surrender only formally occured on September 2, 1945.

Related days:
Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Poppy Day celebrate the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

Further reading: Victory in Europe Day on Wikipedia

When is VE Day 2025?

VE Day 2025 is on Thursday, May 8, 2025 (in 387 days).  Calendar for 2025

Dates for VE Day in other years

The next occurrence of VE Day is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
VE Day 2019      May 8, 2019      Wednesday      1805 days ago
VE Day 2020      May 8, 2020      Friday      1439 days ago
VE Day 2021      May 8, 2021      Saturday      1074 days ago
VE Day 2022      May 8, 2022      Sunday      709 days ago
VE Day 2023      May 8, 2023      Monday      344 days ago
VE Day 2024      May 8, 2024      Wednesday      in 22 days
VE Day 2025      May 8, 2025      Thursday      in 387 days
VE Day 2026      May 8, 2026      Friday      in 752 days
VE Day 2027      May 8, 2027      Saturday      in 1117 days
VE Day 2028      May 8, 2028      Monday      in 1483 days
VE Day 2029      May 8, 2029      Tuesday      in 1848 days
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VE Day 2024
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