Victory in Europe Day
Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) was celebrated on 8 or 9 May 1945, to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of National Socialist Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
There was also a Victory over Japan Day.
Various countries have instituted various associated memorial days.
Furthermore, there is also the Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, also on May 8 and May 9, an annual international day of remembrance for the victims of World War II.