Liberation Day is a national holiday celebrated in the Czech Republic on 8 May each year.
This is the same as the celebration known as V-E Day, VE Day or Victory in Europe Day that is celebrated across much of Europe.
As the ‘Victory in Europe’ name suggests, the day signifies the victory of the Allied forces against the Axis forces at the end of World War II in 1945.
In particular, the Czech Republic celebrates Liberation Day as the day they were freed from Nazi rule.
In the Czech Republic, the day was originally celebrated on 9 May, but this was changed in 1989 to 8 May.
On 8 May, it is a day of memorials and celebration in the Czech Republic.