Why do we celebrate VE day?
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day (United Kingdom) or V-E Day (USA), is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. VE day is celebrated to commemorate the end of the Second World War.
When is VE day?
VE day is celebrated on 8 th May, as 8th May 1945 is when Germany’s armed forces surrendered, thus ending the Second World War.
How can we celebrate VE day in lockdown?
There were three days of commemorations planned prior to Covid-19 including parades, street parties, a service of thanksgiving and a concert in central London. The 8th May 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day-but due to social distancing measures, these usual celebrations will not take place- a two minutes’ silence will be held at 11am on Friday and the Queen will later send a message to the nation, while the Prince of Wales will read an extract from King George VI’s diary from 8 May 1945.
If you’re having a family garden party tor a family picnic to celebrate VE day, to dress your table or picnic blanket, we recommend the following flowers;
- White hydrangeas in a vase
- Blue delphiniums and white stock in a vase.
Both of these can be ordered from Flowers at Moor Street - email firstname.lastname@example.org