Guernsey Liberation Day 2018

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 9th 2018, Guernsey brings this year’s Heritage Festival to a climatic conclusion and celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the island’s liberation after five years of occupation by German forces during World War II.

Liberation Day remains an incredibly important day in Guernsey’s calendar as islanders gather to reflect, remember, commemorate and celebrate.  It serves as a priceless reminder to us all of the value of the freedom that we enjoy.

As with years past, there is a full programme of varied events, from morning church services, parades and inspections, through to an afternoon of vintage vehicles, markets and music along the St Peter Port seafront and on Crown before an evening packed with live music choices (Guernsey’s local music festival, LibRock, on Albert Pier or the Liberation Spring Prom at St James) and the annual firework display that closes the celebrations from 9.30pm.

You can view a full programme of events on the Guernsey Liberation Day website.  If you’re staying at the Bella Luce or visiting Guernsey this week then this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an additional May Bank Holiday and join islanders in a wonderful day of 1940s nostalgia, remembrance and festivities.

All images courtesy of Guernsey Events Company and Chris George.

Written by:

Bella Luce