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Liberation Day is both a commemoration and celebration as we mark the 76th anniversary of our Liberation in 1945.

Commemorate

The day will start with the traditional secondary schools relay race.

The parade will follow at 10am, which will be inspected by H.E. The Lieutenant Governor Sir Ian Corder KBE, CB and The Bailiff Richard McMahon ahead of the church service in the Town Church at 11am.

The church service will be relayed onto screens in the Home Front Marquee on Albert Pier for the public to be part of.

Celebrate

Following the commemorative part of the day, the celebrations begin at 10.30am across the whole seafront in St Peter Port, from the Weighbridge to the Slaughterhouse and up to and including Castle Cornet, where Liberation Music at the Castle will be held.

There will be live music throughout the day and into the evening in the Home Front Marquee; a Credit Suisse family zone with bouncy castles  a climbing wall and entertainment on Crown Pier; a dance zone on the Albany; and food stalls and stallholders selling a wide range of locally made products on Castle Emplacement. There will be something for everyone!

Community Cavalcade

The much-loved Cavalcade will arrive in St Peter Port from 2pm.  This is your chance to get involved with a new pedestrian Cavalcade leading out the military vehicles and classic cars from the Salarie corner.  Get your Hangar Ball outfits down from the loft, find your children’s evacuee costumes or dress in red, white and blue and join the Community Cavalcade!

Monument unveiling

This year you can also witness the unveiling of the Liberation monument outside the Guernsey Information Centre to mark 2020’s 75th anniversary of Liberation, which we were unable to celebrate in person last year.

Fireworks

The traditional fireworks will signal the end of the 2021 celebrations.

More details and exact timings will be announced in April.

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