Europe Day 2019 celebrated around the world – EU Delegations Europe Day, observed annually on 9 May, celebrates peace and unity in Europe. Celebrate Europe Day 2019 at the European institutions with the annual Open Day in Brussels on 4 May, in Luxembourg on 9 May and in Strasbourg on 19 May. Local EU offices in Europe and all over the world also organize a variety of activities and events for all ages.
The Open Day is a unique opportunity for you to discover how European institutions affect your life. Step inside the institutions’ buildings and take part in special activities, such as public debates and guided tours.
In Brussels and Strasbourg, this year's theme is about choosing your future. The European elections on 23-26 May are your chance to have a say on who makes big decisions that affect your daily life. Pledge to vote and take responsibility for the future at
The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964 and made a public holiday by Ukraine in 2003 held on the third Saturday of May. The European Union later started to celebrate its own European Day in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, leading it to be referred to by some as "Schuman Day". Both days are celebrated by displaying the Flag of Europe.
Happy Europe Day 2019