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The second Friday of May will mark 75 years since VE Day as the United Kingdom remembers the end of war in Europe. The coronavirus outbreak means that there will be no street parties, parades or concerts this year, but nonetheless there is plenty going on to celebrate. Here is all the information you need on what VE Day is, why we celebrate it, and some remote learning resources to mark the occasion in lockdown.

When is VE Day 2020?

VE Day 2020 takes place on Friday May 8 in the United Kingdom. This year, it will be on a Bank Holiday - a decision that has been made specially to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

What is VE Day?

VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) is the day on which Allied forces formally announced the surrender of Germany, which brought the Second World War to a close in Europe.