Victory Day

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People gathered in Whitehall to hear Winston Churchill's victory speech and celebrate Victory in Europe, 8 May 1945

Victory Day is a name of different public holidays in various countries to commemorate victories in important battles or wars in the countries' history.

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  • State
Holiday Date Observed Ref.
 Afghanistan Mujahideen Victory Day 28 April 1992–present [1]
 Algeria Victory Day of Algeria [ar] 19 March 1962–present [2]
 Azerbaijan Victory Day 8 November 2020-present [3]
 Bangladesh Victory Day of Bangladesh 16 December 1971–present [4]
 Belarus Victory Day 9 May [5]
 China Victory over Japan Day 3 September 2015 [6][7]
 Croatia Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day 5 August 2003–present [8]
 Estonia Võidupüha 23 June 1934–1939 [9]
Võidupüha 23 June 1992–present [9]
 India Vijay Diwas 16 December 1972–present [10]
Kargil Vijay Diwas 26 July 2000–present [11]
 Israel Victory in Europe Day 9 May 2018–present [12]
 Kazakhstan Victory Day 9 May [13]
 Moldova Victory Day 9 May [14]
 Mozambique Lusaka Accord 7 September 1975–present [15]
 North Korea Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War 27 July [16]
 Poland Victory Day 9 May 1945–2014 [17]
Victory in Europe Day 8 May 2015–present [17]
 Russia Victory Day 9 May 1995–present [citation needed]
 Serbia Victory Day 9 May 1995–present [citation needed]
 Soviet Union Victory Day 9 May 1945–1991 [citation needed]
 Sri Lanka Victory Day 18 May 2010–2014 [18]
Remembrance Day 18 May 2015–present [18]
 Turkey Victory Day 30 August 1926–present [19]
 Ukraine Victory Day 9 May 1991–2015 [20]
Victory Day over Nazism in World War II 9 May 2016–present [20]
 Vietnam Victory Day 30 April 1976–present [20]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "27th Mujahideen Victory Day Marked in Kabul; "Peace depends on Afghan nation"". Kabul: Afghanistan Times. 29 April 2019. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Victory Day in Algeria". Algeria: Ministry of Mujahideen. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Administrasiyasının məlumatı". azertag.az (in Azerbaijani). 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ "V-Day Observed: Memories of martyrs shine on". The Daily Star. Dhaka. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Belarus official holidays". Belarus. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  6. ^ Li, Jing (3 September 2014). "Month of commemorations of China's 1945 victory over Japan begins". SCMP. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  7. ^ "国务院关于中国人民抗日战争暨世界反法西斯战争胜利70周年纪念日调休放假的通知" (in Chinese). State Council of the People's Republic of China. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 21 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Law on Holidays, Remembrances and Non-working Days in the Republic of Croatia" (in Croatian). Narodne novine. 21 November 2002. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Estonia celebrates Victory Day". Estonian World. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  10. ^ Chatterjee, Debjani (16 December 2020). "Vijay Diwas 2020: Key Facts That Led To India's Victory In 1971 War". NDTV.com. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  11. ^ Bose, Joydeep (26 July 2021). "Kargil Vijay Diwas 2021: India to honour fallen heroes, 559 lamps lit in Ladakh". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Knesset passes bill declaring Victory in Europe Day a national holiday". The Knesset. 27 July 2017. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Holidays and weekends in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2019". Government of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Holiday Calendar 2019". US Embassy in Moldova. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Victory Day in Mozambique in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  16. ^ Persio, Sofia Lotto (27 July 2017). "North Korea Celebrates Victory on Korean War Armistice Day, America's 'Forgotten War'". Newsweek. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Poland celebrates National Victory Day". Radio Poland. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Sri Lanka shift on civil war anniversary". BBC. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Turkey marks Victory Day as Erdoğan vows resistance against 'increasing threats'". Ankara: Hurriyet Daily News. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  20. ^ a b c "Ukraine celebrates Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II". UNIAN. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.