National V-J Day

National V-J Day around the world in 2021

About National V-J Day

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Dates of National V-J Day
2023 Various Aug 15
AustraliaTue, Aug 15Observances Holiday
USATue, Aug 15Observances Holiday
2022 Various Aug 15
AustraliaMon, Aug 15Observances Holiday
USAMon, Aug 15Observances Holiday
2021 Various Aug 15
AustraliaSun, Aug 15Observances Holiday
USASun, Aug 15Observances Holiday
2020 Various Aug 15
AustraliaSat, Aug 15Observances Holiday
USASat, Aug 15Observances Holiday
2019 Various Aug 15
AustraliaThu, Aug 15Observances Holiday
USAThu, Aug 15Observances Holiday
Commemorates the end of second world war when Japan's surrender was announced on August 14th 1945.
Where is National V-J Day observed in 2021?
AustraliaAug 15
USAAug 15

Days after the US dropped atomic bombs on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Imperial Japan surrendered bringing World War II to an end. The announcement of the surrender was made by the Japanese in the afternoon of August 15th 1945, though due to time differences it was received when it was still August 14th in the US. The official surrender ceremony took place on September 2nd 1945 on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri.

In 1946, President Harry S. Truman declared 14th August as Victory Day.

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