May 9, is Victory Day in Russia and Ukraine, a day marking the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to the former Soviet Union. This surrender brought an end to World War II, a six-year conflict that claimed the lives of 24 million Russian citizens.
Victory Day Traditions
Victory Day is a national holiday in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries in the former Soviet Union. Schools, government offices, and most businesses close for the day, and citizens celebrate this special holiday by attending local military parades, watching firework shows, and presenting red carnations to living veterans or placing flowers at war memorials. It's also a tradition to hold feasts in the veterans’ honor and to watch World War II films on television. Schools may also hold programs featuring wartime poetry and music. The biggest Victory Day celebration in Russia is the V-Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square. The parade showcases Russia’s forces and thousands of people attend the awe-inspiring display of military might.
Leaders of Russia, Ukraine Express Thanks
In honor of the upcoming holiday, a military parade featuring sixty-nine planes and helicopters will be held in Moscow’s Red Square. According to Colonel Igor Klimov, the number of aircraft represents the 69th anniversary of Victory Day.
Also for the first time a Victory Day parade will take place in Kerch, in eastern Crimea, and celebrations in Sevastopol are scheduled to be much larger than in years past.
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