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This Friday marks VE Day, when the country will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe during the Second World War.

May 8, 1945, was the date Britain and its Allies celebrated the defeat of the Nazi regime after Germany signed its unconditional surrender on May 7.

Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared May 8 a public holiday and Victory in Europe (VE) Day was met with parties, dancing and singing in the streets.


This year's May Day bank holiday was switched from Monday May 4 to Friday May 8 to allow for a long weekend of 75th anniversary commemorations.

But now, under lockdown and social distancing measures, events will have to be far more subdued.
 While there won't be street parties this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate at home. You can start by making your very own bunting to decorate.
 All you need to do is print of a series the bunting sheets, make holes in the two top corners and feed string or ribbon through each one and hang up. It's that simple.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR BUNTING

We've also devised a VE Day Stay at Home Itinerary:


9am | Create a Wartime classics Playlist

10 am | hang up your bunting

11am | Take part in 2 minutes silence

12pm | Bake some traditional scones

1pm | World War trivia quiz

2pm | Cream tea in the garden

2.45pm | Winston Churchill’s speech on BBC1

3pm | Raise a glass for the nation’s toast

8pm |Join in on the national singalong BBC1

9pm | Watch the Queen’s speech on BBC1









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