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Friday 8th May 20202 will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day – the day that the Second World War ended in Europe.
Although we may not be able to celebrate in the ways that were originally planned this doesn’t stop us having our own celebrations to remember the brave people who gave everything to end the war.
Here are a few ideas for how you and your family can mark the occasion:
- Wear patriotic colours for the day – red, white and blue for the UK
- Watch the videos to find out more information about VE Day and how it was celebrated.
- Listen to the radio announcements made by the Prime Minster and King George VI.
- Colour in a picture or make some bunting and display it in your home or garden.
- Have you own picnic or party at home! Dress up, make some sandwiches and cakes, put on your party hat, play games, listen to some music and dance.
- At 3pm there will be a special toast to the nation’s heroes of World War II. Raise your glass or mug of tea to say thank you to those who gave so much.
- Have a go at singing the well-loved World War II song ‘We’ll Meet Again’
- At 9pm the Queen will address the nation; the exact same time her father spoke to the nation 75 years ago on VE Day.