National V-J Day

Category: History
National V-J Day in USA in 2022

About National V-J Day

How long until National V-J Day?
National V-J Day .
Dates of National V-J Day
2023 USA Tuesday, August 15thNational V-J Day
2022 USA Monday, August 15thNational V-J Day
2021 USA Sunday, August 15thNational V-J Day
2020 USA Saturday, August 15thNational V-J Day
2019 USA Thursday, August 15thNational V-J Day
Summary
Commemorates the end of second world war when Japan's surrender was announced on August 14th 1945.
National V-J Day in other countries
National V-J Day internationally

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.

Find out more

Similar Observances

Read more about National Kentucky Day

National Kentucky Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Kentucky Day

Read More
Read more about World Freedom Day

World Freedom Day

Commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe

Read More
Read more about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Read More
Read more about Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Bill of Rights Day

Read More
Explore more History holidays

Other Observances on August 15th 2022

Read more about National Acadian Day

National Acadian Day

Though the French colony of Acadia may have disappeared the spirit of those early settlers lives on through its descendants.

Read More
Read more about Flooding of the Nile

Flooding of the Nile

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Flooding of the Nile.

Read More
Read more about Obon

Obon

Obon is a popular three-day Buddhist festival in Japan focused on the spirits of ancestors.

Read More
Read more about Polish Armed Forces Day

Polish Armed Forces Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Polish Armed Forces Day

Read More
All events on August 15th 2022