Celebrating VE Day safely at homePublished Thursday, 07 May 2020
If you are wondering how to celebrate VE Day on Friday at home, there are lots of things you can still do to mark the day.
- Visit the official VE Day website. You can download bunting, posters, colouring in sheets and more to decorate your house – inside and out.
- Download English Heritage’s party pack to help your at-home celebrations go with a real swing! Includes recipes, posters to colour in and tips for dancing the Lindy hop swing
Plus there are national commemorations taking place throughout the day. There will be a national two minute silence at 11am plus special programmes throughout the day including two on BBC 1:
- The ‘Nations’ Toast to the Heroes of World War 2’ at 3pm – A chance to stand at home and raise a glass of refreshment of your choice to toast – “Those who gave so much, we thank you”
- ‘VE Day: The People’s Celebration’ at 8pm will feature Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins, actor Adrian Lester and singer Beverley Knight, who will be performing some well-known songs from the 1930s and 40s. The programme will culminate in the nation being invited to sing along to a rendition of wartime classic We'll Meet Again
There will also be a pre-recorded televised address from Her Majesty The Queen at 9pm – the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address in 1945.
It's important to stay safe and stay at home, but we do hope you can celebrate at home with bunting, afternoon tea and maybe even a doorstep sing-a-long!