Europe: Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation

Yesterday European countries celebrated the Day of Victory over the Nazis in Europe, the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation. The ceremonies were modest, due to the restrictive measures against the coronavirus, reports The Associated Press.

French President Emmanuel Macron took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the Champs Elysees. In many small towns in France, traditional celebrations have been canceled.

Polish leaders visited Pilsudski Square in Warsaw and laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The ceremony was attended by political and military officials, veterans of the Second World War.

In Prague, a modest festive ceremony took place on Vitkov Hill, and events were held in other cities of the Czech Republic. Last year, the holiday was celebrated even more modestly – military and political leaders took turns laying wreaths.

On May 8, the Victory is also celebrated in Norway, Slovenia, Great Britain and other countries.

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