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Liberation Celebrations
The 9th May is Liberation Day in Jersey, marking the end of the Second World War for Jersey and its inhabitants.

Liberation Celebrations

9th May

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Dates

Liberation Day is 9th May

Events take place between around this week in 2018

Liberation Day

The 9th May is Liberation Day in Jersey, marking the end of the Second World War for Jersey and its inhabitants. The Channel Islands were infamously the only United Kingdom territories to be occupied by the German Forces. Fear and hunger best describe the hardship islanders suffered during nearly five years, leading to intense relief when freedom was finally announced on the 8th May 1945, first by Winston Churchill in London - 'Our Dear Channel islands are also to be freed today' - then by the Bailiff of Jersey, on 9th May, in what has now become Liberation Square in St Helier.

The day is considered as Jersey's national day and is celebrated year after year with bands, parades, services, singing and dancing. Colourful re-enactments are always popular providing a vivid insight in to what happened over 70 years ago.

Recommended Accommodation

Pomme d'Or Hotel
from £62 pp
Pomme d'Or Hotel

Pomme d'Or Hotel

Established over 175 years ago, the Pomme d'Or is one of Jersey's most prominent hotels. With 143 rooms to choose from and a very convenient town centre location, the Pomme d'Or offers city-style facilities and attentive service.

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Radisson Blu Hotel
from £60 pp
Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel

Located in a prime location on St Helier’s waterfront and offering easy access to the town centre and St. Aubin's Bay, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is a popular choice for many Jersey visitors.

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Royal Yacht Hotel
from £71 pp
Royal Yacht Hotel

Royal Yacht Hotel

The Royal Yacht Hotel offers an incredible town centre location combined with the fantastic Spa Sirène and an unrivalled selection of restaurants and bars.

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Best Western Royal Hotel
from £48 pp
Best Western Royal Hotel

Best Western Royal Hotel

The Best Western Royal Hotel is one of Jersey’s best established 3 star hotels with a lasting reputation for friendliness and convenience.

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