Victory Day - La fête de la victoire

Le jour de la libération

Today is a national holiday in France. The 8th May commemorates the end of World War II and the freedom of the French people. There are celebrations and rememberances throughout the country, wreaths are placed at cenitaphs (monuments au morts), there are church services and patriotic parades draped in the colours of the French Flag - blue white and red - Tricolore!