Victory Day (9 May)
Victory Day (May 9) in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).
In Russia and in some post-Soviet republics, Victory Day is celebrated on May 9 since 1945.
The Act of unconditional surrender of Germany was signed on 8 May at 22 hours 43 minutes (in Moscow it was already May 9 at 0:43).
It is difficult to see the parade on Red Square in real, but rehearsals can be seen a few days before.
After the parade, people lay flowers - usually carnations - to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (in Moscow), to monuments of glory and military valor, to memorials. Everyone congratulate veterans, participants of the Great Patriotic War.
Another important symbol is the St. George ribbon. A few days before the holiday the symbol is given to eneryone on the streets of cities not only in Russia, but all over the world.