Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War is a holiday with quite a long name, but it’s also a holiday that sums up its purpose rather well. This holiday is observed on May 8th and May 9th every year.
As the long-winded name of this holiday implies, it’s a day to pay tribute to the victims of WWII. This holiday begins on the anniversary of the date when WWII Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. In most countries, this holiday is observed but isn’t celebrated as a public holiday.
The History Of Time Of Remembrance And Reconciliation For Those Who Lost Their Lives During The Second World War
This holiday was created by the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004. It’s been celebrated ever since to pay homage to the victims of the second world war.
Facts About World War II
Below are some of the facts that we’ve learned about WWII during the course of all of our research. We hope that our readers find them as illuminating as we did.
- WWII began on September 1, 1939.
- WWII ended on September 2, 1945.
- Australia lost 23,365 people during the war.
- Canada lost 37,476 people during the war.
Observing Time Of Remembrance And Reconciliation For Those Who Lost Their Lives During The Second World War
On this day, people are encouraged to learn more about WWII and all of the people who died during this conflict. During the war, approximately 55 million civilians were killed, the Soviet Union lost 7.4 million soldiers, and the United States lost over 405,000 soldiers.
Great Britain ended up losing 330,000 soldiers and China lost 2.2 million people. And that’s only countering the casualties on the Allied side of the equation. For the Axis powers, Germany lost 3.5 million soldiers, Japan lost 1.2 million, and Italy lost 77,000.
When is Time Of Remembrance And Reconciliation For Those Who Lost Their Lives During The Second World War?
|This year (2023)||May 8 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||May 8 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||May 8 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|