What is VE Day?
VE Day – or ‘Victory in Europe Day’ – marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.
On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before.
Although these difficult times are stopping us from all getting together, there is nothing to stop us still having our own celebrations at home!
Friday 8th May 2020
Join the nation and have your very own 'Stay at Home' street party with your family.
2 Minutes Silence on your doorstep
Winston Church speech shown on BBC
Anytime during the day
Hold your own 'Stay at Home' party
Tea & Scones (or coffee & cake)
Decorate your home or garden and take part in activities listed
Join the Nationwide sing-a-long to 'We'll meet again' with Royal British Legion after the Queen's Speech (BBC1)
Remember to follow social distancing and follow government advice
Send your pictures, you can hold your party and do the activities anytime throughout the weekend.
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