The D-Day Festival in Normandy is held every year to pay tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed themselves here in the second world war. There are several events and ceremonies
The D-Day Festival in Normandy is held every year to pay tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed themselves here in the second world war. There are several events and ceremonies along the coast of Normandy.
On the 6th of June in 1944 the allied troops from England and the United States landed on the French shore in Normandy. The goal was to finally liberate Europe from German occupancy. The efforts of the allied troops were successful and eventually led to the German surrendering. But these efforts were not without a fight and many lost their lives fighting for freedom. World War II has to be remembered forever to pay tribute to the fallen and make sure this will never happen again.
The festival will be held every year on a local scale. But every five years the celebrations and commemorations are more international showcasing military displays, parades, and fireworks. Most of the ceremonies take place on the first day. Most events take place on Omaha Beach or Utah Beach.
If you want to know more about the festivities you can visit this website. And while you are planning your holiday in France you can learn more about the best time to visit. If you are visiting the French Riviera check out our Ultimate Guide.
May 1 (Saturday) - June 30 (Wednesday)
Rue utah beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France