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GUIDE: How will Jersey celebrate Liberation Day?

GUIDE: How will Jersey celebrate Liberation Day?

Monday 08 May 2023

GUIDE: How will Jersey celebrate Liberation Day?

Monday 08 May 2023

Here's what's on the agenda for islanders looking to celebrate Liberation Day...

Marking 78 years since the German Occupation of Jersey ended, this year's Liberation Day will see a service and re-enactment held in Liberation Square at 11:00 on 9 May.

Here is what you can look forward to this Liberation Day: 

  • From 9:00: Formation of marching contingents in the Royal Square 

  • From 10:15: Procession to Liberation Square, parades with Scout Band and Girl Guides and Jersey Field Squadron, Veterans, Cadets and St Johns Ambulance.

  • 10:30: Special sitting of the States Assembly.

  • 10:50: Procession to Liberation Square – States Members, Crown Officers and Clergy.

  • 11:05: Service of thanksgiving followed by re-enactment of Force 135 arrival, singing of beautiful Jersey and national anthem.

  • 12:00: March past.


The logo for this year’s Liberation Day proceedings has been adjusted to bring it in line with the colours of the Coronation emblem.

The Bailiff, Sir Timothy Le Cocq, said: "Liberation Day will always remain an important day for all islanders as it not only provides us with an opportunity to share the stories of those who lived through the Occupation but also for us to join together with friends and family for this special island event.


Pictured: The celebrations will mark 78 years since the Islands were liberated from the Nazis. 

He added: "The Occupation of Jersey was arguably the defining moment of the last hundred years and Liberation is rightly commemorated by our unique public holiday. This year it will be the finale in a series of celebrations starting with His Majesty’s Coronation.

"I am looking forward to those celebrations and a return to the traditional format for Liberation Day."

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