VE Day celebrations in lockdown
We maybe in lockdown, but that's not going to stop us from joining in the celebrations!
This Friday marks VE Day, when the country will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe during the Second World War. May 8, 1945, was the date Britain and its Allies celebrated the defeat of the Nazi regime after Germany signed its surrender on May7th. Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared May 8th a public holiday, and Victory in Europe (VE) Day was celebrated with parties, dancing, and singing in the streets.
Sadly during this period of lockdown and social distancing we know this isn't possible. However this does not mean that we all still can't mark the occasion and pay our respects at home.
So here's what you can do.
Why not start by making some bunting to decorate your house.
Next, its time to get baking. Your going to need some scones for that tea party.
Did we mention a tea part? Yes that's right. What better way to celebrate any British occasion than with sandwiches, tea and cakes.
Next your in for a night of big entertainment. Tune into BBC One from 8pm where a load of stars perform songs from the era.
And what better way to top the night off than with a nationwide sing-along to the Wartime classic, We'll Meet Again, performed by Dame Vera Lynn. Come-on getting singing!
We loved you you hear how your celebrations have gone and even better, if possible, send us a pic.
Take care everyone and we can't to see you all soon