Victory in Europe Day 2024
When is Victory in Europe Day 2024?
Victory in Europe Day 2024 is on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
(in 342 days). Calendar for 2024
Victory in Europe Day 2023 has already passed: it was on Monday, May 8, 2023 (24 days ago). Calendar for 2023
What is Victory in Europe Day?
Winston Churchill waves to crowds in London on Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945
Victory in Europe Day celebrates the end of the World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945 and is held every year on May 8
. It is the full name of the day that is usually called VE Day
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. Victory over Japan Day (also known as VJ 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.
, Remembrance Day
and Poppy Day
celebrate the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.
Further reading: Victory in Europe Day
When is Victory in Europe Day 2025?
Victory in Europe Day 2025 is on Thursday, May 8, 2025
(in 707 days). Calendar for 2025
Dates for Victory in Europe Day from 2019 to 2029
The next occurrence of Victory in Europe Day is marked in red
|When is ...?
||Day of the week
|Victory in Europe Day 2019
||May 8, 2019
||1485 days ago
|Victory in Europe Day 2020
||May 8, 2020
||1119 days ago
|Victory in Europe Day 2021
||May 8, 2021
||754 days ago
|Victory in Europe Day 2022
||May 8, 2022
||389 days ago
|Victory in Europe Day 2023
||May 8, 2023
||24 days ago
|Victory in Europe Day 2024
||May 8, 2024
||in 342 days
|Victory in Europe Day 2025
||May 8, 2025
||in 707 days
|Victory in Europe Day 2026
||May 8, 2026
||in 1072 days
|Victory in Europe Day 2027
||May 8, 2027
||in 1437 days
|Victory in Europe Day 2028
||May 8, 2028
||in 1803 days
|Victory in Europe Day 2029
||May 8, 2029
||in 2168 days
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