Liberation Day is 9th May
Events take place throughout this May in 2020
The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to fall into enemy hands, when they were occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1945.
2020 is the 75th anniversary of Jersey’s Liberation following Occupation during WW2. Jersey will mark this milestone by identifying and telling fascinating stories to ensure Jersey’s Liberation legacy lives on. As well as the stories of hardship and suffering, you will discover events that will celebrate Jersey’s Liberation story.
The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 - Liberation Day, an event still celebrated in Jersey with an annual Bank Holiday. Join in the celebrations; amidst food stalls and music, an atmosphere of red, white and blue festivities. Read more to find out the programme for the day's festivities.
Check out just some of the events that have already been announced:
Keep an eye on gov.je Liberation 75 to discover a range of events taking place throughout 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation.