#VEDAY: What time is the two minute silence tomorrow? What time is the clap? ...

VE Day celebrations will take place on Friday May 8 to mark 75 years since the end of fighting in Europe. What time is VE Day silence and clapping? What's on TV?

PUBLISHED: 11:11, Thu, May 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:11, Thu, May 7, 2020

VE DAY celebrations will look a little different this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Friday, May 8 will mark 75 years since the surrender of Nazi forces in Europe, leading to the Allied victory in the world’s deadliest ever conflict.

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Normally, there would be celebrations across the country, including street parties and concerts, but as the UK soldiers on with lockdown, the occasion will be remembered through a series of special shows on the day in question.

Brits are also encouraged to take part in a national clap, much like the weekly Clap for Carers, to thank veterans for their service and remember those who lost their lives.

As usual, there will be a two-minute silence to remember the sacrifice made by those involved in the war effort.

Express.co.uk has a round up of all the home based events and television taking place throughout the day:

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11am: A two-minute silence will be held to honour the service and sacrifice of the wartime generation and reflect on the devastating impact of coronavirus across the world.

11.15am - britishlegion.org.uk: The nation is invited to join in with the Royal British Legion's VE Day 75 Livestream.

Hosted by TV presenter Sonali Shah, the 45-minute programme will feature stories from those who served and sacrificed, as well as recognising the difficulties people are experiencing today.

3pm: National toast to the heroes of World War Two.

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Britons are invited to raise a glass, cheering and clapping on your doorsteps and saying: "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

3.45pm - BBC

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