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VE Day 75

"To those who gave so much, we thank you"

VE Day - or Victory in Europe Day - is marked on 8 May and commemorates the Allies accepting the surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. 

As we remember the heroes of World War II, we want everyone to commemorate the 75th anniversary safely, see our FAQs page for more details

Whilst physical events to commemorate this special day may be cancelled due to Coronavirus, you can still be involved. You'll find plenty of opportunities to reminisce and to commemorate this important date here and on our social media pages. Events are taking place online, programmes on television and radio, as well as activities to do at home, which allow you to observe all current government advice. So please stay safe, maintain social distancing and celebrate at home. 

Bruno Peek, LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster VE Day75, has shared a message about VE Day 75. There is also information on the government website.


Commemorate with special events from home

With plenty of online events as well as television and radio coverage we can all stay at home and stay safe while taking part.

Ideas for at home

Inspiration and resources to get ready for bank holiday Friday 8 May at home and to commemorate VE Day 75 with the nation.

FAQs – what can I do for VE Day 75?

How to celebrate VE Day safely. Read our FAQs for all the latest advice about how to celebrate from home this bank holiday.

Local Memories

Memories of celebrations in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

VE Day Messages from BCP Council Chairman and Mayors

Personal tributes from BCP Council Chairman and Mayors of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole