Victory Day is celebrated in many countries to commemorate a victory in an important battle or war where the country was liberated from a rule or oppression. In some countries, these historical observances are celebrated as Liberation Day.
WWII Victory Day celebrates the end of World War II in 1945. This marked the success of allied forces and the end of Nazi domination in Germany. This was cause for celebration in all Allied countries, and it is still celebrated today, especially in European countries. For many people this is a day off of work, so it is spent with family and friends. There is generally a celebratory mood on this day, but people often take the time to remember those who lost their lives on this day. In some countries this day is also known as Liberation Day.