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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]
  Bangladesh Victory Day of Bangladesh 16 December 1971–present [2]
  Belarus Victory Day 9 May [3]
  China Victory over Japan Day 3 September 2015–present [4]
  Croatia Victory Day 5 August 2003–present [5]
  Estonia Võidupüha 23 June 1934–1939 [6]
Võidupüha 23 June 1992–present [6]
  Israel Victory in Europe Day 9 May 2018–present [7]
  Kazakhstan Victory Day 9 May [8]
  Moldova Victory Day 9 May [9]
  North Korea Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War 27 July [10]
  Poland Victory Day 9 May 1945–2014 [11]
Victory in Europe Day 8 May 2015–present [11]
  Russia Victory Day 9 May 1995–present [12]
  Soviet Union Victory Day 9 May 1945–1991 [12]
  Sri Lanka Victory Day 18 May 2010–2014 [13]
Remembrance Day 18 May 2015–present [13]
  Turkey Victory Day 30 August 1926–present [14]
  Ukraine Victory Day 9 May 1991–2015 [15]
Victory Day over Nazism in World War II 9 May 2016–present [15]

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  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. ^ "V-Day Observed: Memories of martyrs shine on". Dhaka: The Daily Star. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Belarus official holidays". Belarus. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Why Sept. 3 is China's Victory Day". CGTN. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Law on Holidays, Remembrances and Non-working Days in the Republic of Croatia" (in Croatian). Narodne novine. 21 November 2002. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Estonia celebrates Victory Day". Estonian World. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Holidays and weekends in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2019". Government of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Holiday Calendar 2019". US Embassy in Moldova. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  10. ^ Persio, Sofia Lotto (27 July 2017). "North Korea Celebrates Victory on Korean War Armistice Day, America's 'Forgotten War'". Newsweek. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Poland celebrates National Victory Day". Radio Poland. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  12. ^ a b "May 9, Great Patriotic War Victory Day - Facts and Details". Moscow: Sputnik. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Sri Lanka shift on civil war anniversary". BBC. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Turkey marks Victory Day as Erdoğan vows resistance against 'increasing threats'". Ankara: Hurriyet Daily News. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  15. ^ a b "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.