This Friday is a very special bank holiday. The bank holiday, which usually takes place on the Monday, has been moved to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
VE Day is celebrated each year as a way of remembering the sacrifices our soldiers and people made for our country.
Lots of people around the country usually celebrate VE Day by having street parties with food, music and by making red, white and blue decorations. This year will be slightly different, many people will be celebrating VE Day at home with their families. Here are some ways you could celebrate and remember:
There will also be a moment of silence at 11am to mark the sacrifice made by those who served during the war.
At 3pm, people are also being invited to take to their doorsteps to raise a glass and clap during The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War Two and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make a speech for the occasion.
Here is a Power Point with some more information about VE Day:
Here are some more activities you could do at home with your family:
Design a VE Day medal:
Design a VE Day teacup:
Create your own VE Day bunting:
Create a WW2 Spitfire Glider:
I hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday Friday and a brilliant VE Day.