Celebrate VE Day At Home
WHILE we can’t have the street parties and special events many had planned to mark VE Day, there are still lots of ways for us to celebrate that won’t break social distancing rules.
What is VE Day?
8 May 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.
So lets come together to mark this auspicious anniversary day from our homes, sharing our celebrations online with others all over the world!
Here are some ideas to get you started…
|Take part in a national moment of Remembrance|
Pause for a Two Minute Silence at 11am on Friday 8 May to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought and gave their lives for us in the Second World War. Watch the special film made by our Lancaster and Morecambe & Heysham branches of the Royal British Legion to mark the occasion.
|Enjoy some easy to follow 1940’s style dancing at home on VE day!|
Many thanks to Ludus Dance for putting together this brilliant easy-to-follow tutorial, why not get the family together and learn how to do the Charleston Stroll!
|Get crafty with some family activities – |
Other resources –
|Research and share your own VE Day stories – |
Do you have a Second World War or VE Day connection?
Share it with us firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also share your messages in response to Football Remembers.
|Try some tasty 1940s recipes – |
Making the best of rationed food – with a few treats thrown in! Take your dinner table back to 1945…
|Bring the sounds of the ’40s into your home!|
|Get creative – Write stories, create films or design newspaper headlines – |
Historian and presenter Dan Snow has set a creative challenge for school-aged children to research what VE Day is all about.
He wants you to think about how you would tell the story of VE Day today. There are lots of ways you could bring the story of VE Day to life. You could:
|Get inspired! Some websites and resources to help you learn more about VE Day –|