How To Celebrate VE Day From Home

This Friday will make a special anniversary as the UK commemorates 75 years since VE Day.

VE day marks the anniversary of the official surrender of Nazi forces to the Allied Forces.

Unfortunately, the usual parades and celebrations will be curtailed this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

However, residents are encouraged to still celebrate at home.

Here’s a few ways you can still commemorate one of the most important dates in the last century from home:

VE HOME DECORATIONS

Bunting, flags and patriotic colours can all be used to decorate your home in preparation for the celebrations.

If you’re feeling creative and you’d like to design your own, there’s a plain bunting template here for you to print and add your own design.

1940’s STYLED TEA PARTY

For the creative home-chefs, a traditional styled British tea-party with delicious snacks and Ginger Beer will go down a treat.

In this VE Day pack, you can find a few recipes for home-made Ginger Beer, Lemonade, Cheese & Marmite Swirls & Carrot Scones.

WATCH VE CELEBRATIONS

BBC One will be stacked with VE Day related programmes throughout Friday, including:

  • 11am | The Nation Remembers BBC One will lead a poignant two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
  • 2.45pm | The Announcement of Victory Winston Churchill’s historic speech will also be broadcast – providing a fascinating insight into what the public will have heard on that significant day all those years ago.
  • 8pm | The People’s Celebration Viewers can also tune in to a special programme on VE Day on BBC One, which will see some of the UK’s biggest stars (Katherine Jenkins, Beverley Knight), sing a rendition of the iconic ‘We’ll Meet Again’, by Vera Lynn. Throughout the show, we will hear from the real stars of the night, the people who still remember that historic evening and can tell us what it was like, first hand.
  • 9pm | The Queen’s speech: The Queen herself will be giving a special address to the nation (her second during the coronavirus pandemic), at 9am on 8th May – which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day.

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