8th May, 2013 — VE Day … !
It's VE Day: let's get digging for Victory, shall we … ?
Q1) Today is VE Day: marking the partial ending of World War Two. What does VE stand for … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was the end of World War Two … ?
Q3) Technically, VE Day marks the day which hostile country surrendered … ?
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Q4) On which date had that country's forces in Italy surrendered … ?
Q5) Who was that country's leader, at the time of its surrender … ?
Q6) Who was British PM, on VE Day … ?
Q7) More to the point, VE Day, 1945, was the US President's 61st birthday. Who was US president … ?
Q8) On which day do the former Soviet Union influenced countries celebrate VE Day … ?
Q9) Which noted Jazz trumpeter and radio presenter was playing trumpet in Trafalgar Square, on VE Day … ?
Q10) And finally … what were the only parts of the UK to be occupied during World War 2?
Q1) 1st May is May Day, obviously. Under what name did the Ancient Celts celebrate May Day … ?
Q2) Which Scottish city holds a Fire Festival, named for that Celtic celebration: Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness … ?
Q3) What sort of folk dancing is traditionally performed on May Day … ?
Q4) In many parts of the world, it's traditional to dance around a what, on May Day … ?
Q5) In which US state is May Day celebrated as Lei Day … ?
Q6) The final of which sport's World Championship is usually held on the May Day Bank Holiday … ?
Q7) In which University city is it traditional to jump off Magdalen Bridge, on May Day … ?
Q8) May Day is ALSO International Workers Day, commemorating the Haymarket Affair: in which US city was the Haymarket Affair … ?
Q9) The USSR famously held a huge military parade on May Day, in Red Square. In which Russian city is that square … ?
Q10) And finally … On which Caribbean island is May Day known as 'El día del Trabajo' … ?
A4) A Maypole.
A8) Chicago. (It's also known as the Haymarket Riots: which were triggered by bad police handling of US union support of an eight hour working day.)
Enjoy your week, folks.