#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.


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:

VE Day celebrationsVE Day: Crowds like this won't be seen for some time (Image: GETTY)

Royal family 1945VE Day: King George VI and then Princess Elizabeth waved from Buckingham Palace on the day (Image: GETTY)

Prince Charles to mark VE Day with reading from King George VI's diary

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.

Captain Tom MooreVE Day: A special documentary on Captain Tom will air on ITV (Image: GETTY)

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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