Plans are progressing well for Liberation Day 2021 despite the Island being in the midst of its second lockdown. A recent article published in Business Brief highlighted how plans are moving forward, and support from local businesses and sponsorship is being sought for activities taking place on the day.
Please do check this page regularly for all updates on the Liberation Day programme of events.
Last year, to celebrate the 75 year anniversary, you may remember that our celebrations were all digital as the Island was in the midst of its first lockdown, however this didn’t stop the Sport and Culture team from offering a full programme of digital content to consume on the day itself. This year, plans are continuing as normal to host events on the St. Peter Port seafront, however organisers are keeping a close eye on the guidelines from Public Health as to what events it will be possible to stage on the day.
At this stage it is not known what the situation will be in May, Nikki Symons, Head of Marketing & Events, Education, Sport & Culture for the States of Guernsey hopes that we will still be lucky enough to be celebrating the day together on the town seafront. "Whilst everyone hopes it can be celebrated in the normal way, there’s always a plan B in that we could go digital again" said Nikki.
This new website has been developed for the 2021 celebrations offering a one stop shop for all activities happening Island wide. The Event Programme page will provide detail on what activities you can expect on the day, with a new Get Involved section offering numerous ways for the public to get involved. Whether that be joining in with the various entertainments on the seafront, displaying your hidden talent in the Cavalcade or volunteering to offering to marshal on the day itself.
The new comprehensive Gallery showcases images dating as far back as 2012, so if you were present at a previous celebration sit down, put your feet up and relive some of those cherished memories from Liberation Days gone by. Our ‘Look-back’ section features a range of content from last year’s digital Liberation Day as well as some well-known, and some less well known stories we have unearthed over the years.
Do stay up to date with the latest news relating to Liberation Day 2021 by visiting this website and be sure to like and follow our social media pages where information relating to the day will begin to be shared. We can be found on Facebook, Twitter and, new for 2021 - Instagram! Links to all of our social channels can be found at the foot of this site.