Liberation Day is 9th May
Events take place throughout this week in 2020
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.
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.
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.
The Royal Yacht Hotel offers an incredible town centre location combined with the fantastic Spa Sirène and an unrivalled selection of restaurants and bars.
The Best Western Royal Hotel is one of Jersey’s best established 3 star hotels with a lasting reputation for friendliness and convenience.
Jersey's St. Aubin's Bay becomes a massive natural amphitheatre during the International Air Display.
One of Jersey's most popular events, the Battle of Flowers is an opportunity for Jersey to show off its very best floats, performers and dancers.
The Jersey War Tunnels are no ordinary museum; they are an unforgettable and moving experience.