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Liberation Day The Netherlands
05-05 May
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Liberation Day is celebrated each year on May 5th in the Netherlands to mark the end of the Nazi occupation during World War II.

The nation was liberated by Canadian troops. On May 1940 Germany occupied the Netherlands. On May 5, 1945, the Canadian General Charles Foulkes and the German Commander-in-Chief Johannes Blaskowitz signed on an agreement on the capitulation of German forces in the Netherlands. Liberation Day was commemorated every 5 years after the liberation in 1945. In 1990 the day was declared to be a national holiday. On May 5th, the liberation is celebrated and festivals are held at most places in the Netherlands.

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