Liberation Day

Programme 2020

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The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces in WW2. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 - Liberation Day, an event still celebrated in Jersey with an annual Bank Holiday. Join in the celebrations; amidst food stalls, an atmosphere of red, white and blue festivities, and the screening of war-time footage, come down to Weighbridge Place and enjoy the sounds of Jersey Big Band, Optimistic Voices, The Word on the Street and the lindy-hopping Jersey Hoppers. Meet the Land Girls from ‘Swank’ – their make do and mend advice will put a smile on your face!

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Programme of Activity in St. Helier

There will be several public events throughout Liberation Day. More information for each event will be published at a later date.

Liberation 75 Ceremony

Time: 10:30am
Location: Liberation Square, Weighbridge Place and Royal Square, St. Helier

More information coming soon.

Liberation Village

Date: Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May 2020

Location: Around central St Helier

More information about Liberation Village.

Slave Worker's Memorial

Time: 3pm to 4pm
Location: Crematorium, Westmount

The annual ‘wreath laying’ ceremony takes place at the Crematorium, Westmount, in the presence of His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, the Bailiff and Chief Minister. It remembers the 101 foreign forced workers of different nationalities, whose average age was 31, who perished in Jersey during the Occupation. It is also a time for us to remember those service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to free the oppressed.

The event will also be attended by overseas officials and families of those affected. Members of the public are warmly welcome to attend.

Liberation 75 Concert

Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Location: People’s Park, St. Helier

More information coming soon.

 

 

 

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