Europe is the second smallest continent in the Globe after Australia. It has about 50 countries with over 740 million people which is 10% of the world population. It is a continent with great natural resources, economic resources, language, culture, and many more. Also, it is one of the best touring continents in the world with lots of ancient and modern structures to visit. To celebrate all this together, Europe Day was introduced. So let’s see more about the day’s history, celebration, and many more in the article below.

History of Europe Day

Europe Day

Europe Day was observed by the Council of Europe and the European Union on May 5 and May 9 of every year. The Council of Europe was founded on 5 May 1949 and introduced Europe Day in 1964. After that, the day was recognized by European Union on May 9, 1985. It was also referred to as “Schuman Day” or “Day of United Europe” by some Europeans. Finally, in 2008, the EU announced that Europe Day should be observed on May 9 of every year across Europe during the Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Other Celebrations on May 9

May 9 is also celebrated as

How to Celebrate the Day

How to Celebrate the Day

Europe Day is celebrated by displaying the European flag. The day will be organized with several rallies, events, concerts, shows, and many more in the different parts of the European countries more like Victory in Europe Day. Also, it is an “Open Doors Day” in Europe when the EU institutions open their doors to the public and this is the only time when they allow the public to enter the EU institution. You can celebrate the day by touring European countries. If you cannot participate physically, then you can share your thoughts, images, video, or anything related to Europe Day on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. with the hashtag #EuropeDay. Also, take a look at some of the beautiful places in Europe.

Places to Visit in Europe

Europe Day - Tower of london

Tower of London in the UK – Historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.

  • Officially known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London.
  • Height – 27 metres (89 ft)

Europe Day - Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower in France – Wrought-iron framed tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

  • Named after the Engineer and designed by Gustave Eiffel.
  • Height – 324 m (1,063 ft)

Europe Day - Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany – 19th-century historical palace located in the village of Hohenschwangau near F├╝ssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany

  • Private residence for the King and open to the public shortly after his death
  • Construction started in 1869 but was never fully finished

Foro Romano

Foro Romano in Italy – Rectangular gathering (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome.

  • the site of famous events and possessions like public speeches, criminal trials, gladiatorial matches, etc.

Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens in Greece – Ancient citadel (fortified area) located in the city of Athens.

  • Defensively oriented district in early Greek cities, located on the highest ground.
  • Area – 3.04 ha
  • Buffer zone – 116.71 ha

Thank you for reading the article. Hope you enjoying the day with your loved ones. Celebrate every day of your life with and happy Europe Day.