In line with the latest expert medical and scientific advice from Public Health England and guidance on mass gatherings, plans to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe will be changed. Visit GOV.UK to find out more.
There are still lots of ways you get involved and show your support in marking the day on social media and via your digital channels.
Find out what to watch and tune into.
VE day in your home
- Use our dedicated toolkit for resources and branding for your activity, including messages or remembrance and thanks for the WW2 generation, with celebrations at home or in your care setting. This includes bunting and posters you can print and display in our home and windows to show you’re marking the day.
- Plan your party using our guide for ideas on how you can celebrate VE Day at home, with music and recipes, including Prue Leith’s Muscovado Flapjacks.
- Use English Heritage’s pack to help you put together your own celebrations to mark the #VEDay75 from home.
Discover your WW2 history
Online resources to discover your local and family Second World War histories and connections:
Ancestry has made all its UK historical records free from 4th to 10th May, so you can discover personal stories and the role your family played in the Second World War.
Share your WW2 history
Do you have a Second World War or VE Day connection? Share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also share your messages in response to Football Remembers.
On social media
Share your Second World War stories, family histories and messages of remembrance on social media using #VEDay75 to join the conversation now.
Schools and young people
The end of the Second World War had a big impact on politics, society, culture and the economy.
Historian and presenter Dan Snow has set a creative challenge for school-aged children to research what VE Day is all about that you can enter now.
- The Royal British Legion’s Teaching Remembrance covers a range of Remembrance topics, with resources designed for Key Stages 2-4.
- BBC Resources for KS2: VE Day
- BBC resources for KS4 WW2: How did the British plan to celebrate VE Day?
- Imperial War Museums’ KS2 History VE Day video
- UK Parliament during WWII – its role, the decisions made and the laws passed for primary and secondary pupils.