Europe Day

Europe Day is a vibrant celebration that lights up two dates on the calendar across Europe. On 9 May, the European Union pays tribute to the peace and unity of the entire continent.

The date was chosen to commemorate the 1950 Schuman Declaration, a speech that laid the foundations for what would become the European Union.

The aim of the declaration was to create a new form of political co-operation in Europe, making wars between European nations a thing of the past.

But there’s a twist to the story: Europe Day also falls on 5 May for the Council of Europe, marking the anniversary of its founding in 1949.

The celebration of Europe Day goes beyond mere commemoration. It is a powerful reminder of Europe’s journey towards peace, unity and co-operation.


The history of Europe Day reflects significant moments in European history. From the fall of Constantinople and the shift in power, to the Renaissance and the industrial revolution, Europe has been at the centre of profound change.

The Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression and the subsequent world wars further influenced Europe’s political landscape, leading to the Cold War and the division of Europe into Western and Eastern blocs.

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