Victory Day is to commemorate victories in important battles or wars in the
Two separate capitulation events took place at the time. The date is commonly
referred as the V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) and V-J Day(Victory in Japan
It was first inaugurated in the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union, following
the signing of the surrender document late in the evening on 8 May 1945. It
happened after the original capitulation that Germany earlier agreed to the
joint Allied forces of the Western Front. The Soviet government announced the
victory early on 9 May after the signing ceremony in Berlin.
Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, marks the anniversary the Allies' victory
over Japan during World War II. It followed the dropping of the devastating
atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on
August 9, 1945.
Victory Day, is an annual state holiday celebrated on the second Monday in
August in Rhode Island in the United States. It marks the anniversary of the
Allies' victory over Japan during World War II.
One of the most famous photographs in the 20th century symbolizes the joyous
atmosphere of street celebrations throughout the United States when President
Truman announced Japan's surrender in 1945.
In the Russian Federation and some former USSR countries, the Day marks the
capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of the Second
The Soviet government announced the victory early on May 9, 1945 after the
signing ceremony in Berlin.
Europe Victory Day:
This Day marks the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945.
Most of the Europe countries celebrate this day. French Polynesia, Guadeloupe,
New Caledonia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Slovakia, Wallis and Futuna celebrate
this day as a national holiday.
Mujahideen Victory Day:
This Day is a political holiday in Afghanistan. It commemorates the day when
the Afghan mujahideen overthrew the Russian-backed regime in Afghanistan in
28th April 1992.
It is a national holiday in Bangladesh on December 16. It commemorates the
surrender of Pakistani forces in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
Victory from Genocide Day:
It is celebrated on 7th January. It commemorates the end of the Khmer Rouge
regime after their defeat by the Vietnamese in 1979.
It is a public holiday in Estonia on 23rd June. It recalls the victory in the
1919 Battle of Wenden.
Victory of Adowa(Adwa), is celebrated on 2nd March as a public holiday in Ethiopia.
It reminds the battle of the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
Patriots Victory Day is a national holiday in Ethiopia on 5th May.
This Day is celebrated on 3rd November in Maldives.
The Day on September 8 is a national holiday in Malta. It commemorate the victory
of the Knights Hospitaller over the Ottoman Turks in the Great Siege of 1565 and
the capitulation of Italy in 1943.
The Day celebrated on September 7 is a national holiday in Mozambique to
commemorate the signing of the agreement to end the Mozambican War of
It is celebrated on 27th July in North Korea.
Boqueron Battle Victory Day is celebrated on 29th September in Paraguay.
This Day on August 30 is a national holiday in Turkey to commemorate the victory
in the Battle of Dumlupnar, the final battle in the Turkish War of Independence
Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Germany,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, Uzbekistan celebrate their day on May 9th as a national holiday.