Liberation Day organisers have confirmed that plans for the 2021 celebration are underway for Sunday 9th May and are continuing to work behind the scenes on events and activities for the day.
The team are closely following advice from Public Health and, whilst there is no fixed deadline for announcing how the day will be celebrated, a decision will be made well in advance of Liberation Day, giving islanders enough time to prepare.
This year, the commemorative day will have a #GuernseyTogether theme, urging islanders to take part.
President of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen, said: ‘We know how important Liberation Day is for islanders in the Bailiwick while we are hoping and still working on being able to celebrate together in person this year, we are also looking at digital content too. However we remember the day we want to continue bringing Guernsey together and supporting one another, especially on such an important day for the Bailiwick.’
Nikki Symons, Head of Marketing and Events for Sport & Culture said ‘We are hoping that if we are able to celebrate in person then local community groups and individuals will be keen to get involved and contribute to the 2021 celebrations by being part of a new Community Cavalcade. We would love to hear from anyone who may not normally take part in the day but would be keen to join us by dressing-up or entertaining the crowd as they lead the cavalcade into St Peter Port’.
The Liberation Day event will commemorate 76 years since the islands were liberated following five years of German occupation during the Second World War. The annual festivities provide an opportunity for islanders to remember the days of occupation and celebrate their freedom.
The States of Guernsey, Sport and Culture team, who oversee the celebrations are working with local agency Black Vanilla who are providing event management support for this year’s celebrations.
The Committee for Education, Sport and Culture will announce further details for the community event in due course. You can contact us via email [email protected]