Today, may 8, in Ukraine and throughout Europe celebrates the Day of memory and reconciliation. A memorial introduced in 2015 – then Parliament has set may 8 as the Day of remembrance and reconciliation to honor all victims of the Second world war, thus fulfilling the recommendations of the United Nations. The symbol of this day in Ukraine became a red poppy – the international symbol of memory of victims of war and civil conflict.
In memory of the victims of the Second world war in Kiev and regional centers set may 8 as the honor guard at the monuments and memorials dedicated to commemorating the victory over Nazism and to honor the memory of victims of the Second world war 1939-1945, and assigned wreaths and flowers.
Until may 9 remains a national holiday – “Day of victory over Nazism in the Second world war.”
As you know, many countries around the world celebrate the Day of victory over Nazism, or the day of the end of world war II in Europe. The festival falls on 8 may, when it was ratified “the unconditional surrender” of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. 8 may is celebrated in Germany as the “Day of liberation from national socialism and the Second world war in Europe.”