Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

Basic Information

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is an annual observance on May 8th and May 9th to pay tribute to the victims of World War II.


Observed on: May 8 – May 9

Organized by: UN

Introduced in: 2004 (UN Proclamation)

Observed: Worldwide


About Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is an international day of remembrance observed on every year May 8th and May 9th. On November 22, 2004 United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day to pay tribute to the victims of World War II.

The date is important as on May 8, World War II Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

World war II was occurred from 1939 to 1945. It was the deadliest conflict in the human history. Over seventy million casualties occurred during the war. The suffering of people after the war was also much due after effects of war. The observance of two days is the time to remember those who lost their lives during the world war II.


Actions and Programs

Programs and events are organized at different countries to remember the soldiers who died fighting for their country and also those who died in concentration camps. Articles about remembering World War II victims may be published in magazines, newspaper, or online during this time of the year.

Some gatherings of relatives of those who lost their lives during world war II is also conducting at different places. Some organizations are also organizing wrath laying ceremonies at cemeteries or memorials to World War II soldiers who lost their life during the war.


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