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Let’s Remember and Celebrate Liberation Day on 9 May in Guernsey

by Karen Rollins Apr 15, 2024

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Liberation Day in Guernsey
Photo credit: The States of Guernsey

Activities to commemorate Liberation Day in Guernsey this year will include the ever-popular cavalcade, music and entertainment at Castle Cornet, a 1940s-themed concert, and the traditional finale fireworks display.

In a press release, the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said extra activities for children have also been arranged this year as the Bailiwick heads towards the significant milestone of the 80th anniversary event in 2025.

Liberation Day 2024 in Guernsey
Photo credit: The States of Guernsey

Committee member, Deputy Sue Aldwell, thanked everyone involved in planning the Liberation Day activities for 2024.

She added: “We always aim to ensure there are a range of events and activities that can be enjoyed by all islanders, of all ages, and this year it will very much be possible for people to spend all day in Town if that is their wish, with always something to see or do. Likewise, there will be fantastic events out of Town which I think will be really well attended and enjoyed. 

“We are very much seeking to use this year as an opportunity to build momentum towards next year, which will be a huge event, like in previous years, as the island celebrates 80 years since our liberation.”

Below are some of the planned Liberation Day activities on 9 May:

– The annual school relay race, parade, and church service in Town.

– Family activities and entertainment in Town from midday-5pm.

– Music and entertainment at Castle Cornet between 11am-4pm, with free entry for all.

– The Cavalcade from noon until 3pm.

– A full static display of all the military vehicles, vintage cars, and tractors from the cavalcade will take place along the seafront in St Peter Port from 3pm-5pm.

– A 1940s-themed concert on Crown Pier from 5pm-9pm.

– Finale fireworks display at La Valette.

Sources: Gov.ggLiberationDay.gg and Visit Guernsey.