VE Day activities for Key Stage 2

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By John Davis

Share this child-friendly explanation of V-E day and try out some V-E themed activities!

VE Day


V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe Day and the end of the Second World War. It was held on May 8th, 1945, and celebrated the formal surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies (Britain, France, USSR and the United States) the day before. All fighting in Europe stopped on this day and soldiers laid down their arms. In the east though, the fighting continued and the war against Japan did not come to an end until August 1945. By then the Second World War had lasted almost six years.

Celebrations were planned throughout Britain and in many other European countries, including France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Norway. Some of these countries named May 8th as Liberation Day as their countries had been occupied by the Nazis during the conflict. This year the event will be celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary.

Let’s celebrate:

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