Liberation Day is both a commemoration and celebration as we mark the 76th anniversary of our Liberation in 1945.
The traditional Church Service at the Town Church will take place alongside services across the Island's churches to mark the day at 11 am. The Service will be live-streamed and available for the public to watch through the Liberation Day Facebook page and website.
We will have a digital programme of events which will include The Bailiff laying the wreath at the war memorial, the unveiling of the 75th-anniversary monument and Liberation Day messages from H.E. The Lieutenant Governor and The Bailiff.
The afternoon is all about celebration and in the spirit of Guernsey Together, which has been so evident throughout the pandemic, we encourage neighbours, friends and families to watch the cavalcade and then hold their own parties within their own communities.
This is a great chance to get your thinking hats on and come up with ideas for your own celebrations closer to home with your friends, families and neighbours. We look forward to seeing lots of smaller, neighbourhood celebrations in parishes across the island.
The social media campaign, Decorate to Liberate, will run again. It was very successful last year, and we encourage people to put up bunting and other decorations on their homes to show their Guernsey pride again this year.
The much-loved Cavalcade including military vehicles and the old car club will, for the first time ever, take an alternative route this year around the island visiting each parish.
We will share the confirmed route with you so you can come along to watch and wave your flags! Sections of the Cavalcade will also be live-streamed for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.
The traditional fireworks always signal the end of the day’s celebrations and will be launched from their usual location at Castle Cornet. The fireworks will also be live-streamed for everyone to enjoy.
More details and exact timings will be announced in April.