About VE Day
- Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day, marks 8 May, 1945, the day on which World War II in Europe ended.
- In the United Kingdom on 8 May 1945, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds.
- VE Day is celebrated and remembered by people around Britain each year. The 70th anniversary of VE Day in 2015 was marked with a series of events across the UK. There were three days of commemorations including parades, street parties, a service of thanksgiving and a concert in central London.
- 8 May 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which will be another occasion of celebrations. It is hoped that pubs will be able to play a leading role in the anniversary of such a momentous occasion.