This year marks 75 years since Jersey was liberated at the end of the Second World War. Despite the difficulties the current pandemic presents us, there is a strong desire to keep the memory of Liberation Day alive and join together to celebrate freedom.
Plans have been radically adapted to bring the events of the day into our virtual world enabling us all to be part of the celebrations through our digital media channels and live streaming. Below are the events and activities taking place, kindly provided by the Liberation 75 team.
Celebrations on the day in Jersey
Virtual States Sitting
10.30am to 11am
The annual Sitting of the States Assembly will be a virtual sitting this year to enable States Members to observe the Island’s milestone anniversary during ‘Stay at Home’ measures.
Formal address and raising of the Union Flag
11.30am to 12pm
Re-enacting the moment the Island was liberated from occupation, the Union Flag will be raised upon the Pomme d’Or Hotel following a live formal address from the Bailiff, Mr Timothy Le Cocq, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Air Chief Marshal Stephen Dalton GCB and The Dean of Jersey.
This coverage will be live streamed on Facebook @Lib75Jsy
Liberation 75 pop-up parties
3pm to 7pm
Every household in Jersey is invited to host their own Liberation Day pop-up party at 3pm. You could host your party in your garden while chatting to your neighbours over the fence (while remaining at least 2m apart at all times), or within the safe confines of your home.
Simply decorate your house Liberation style, play your favourite music, prepare tasty food and other refreshments, and enjoy the company of your loved or house mates who live in your home.
Share photos of your celebrations by posting on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #Lib75PopUpParty
Lib Stream – Live virtual skyline party
7pm to 11pm
Jersey’s first island-wide virtual skyline party! From the embankment of Fort Regent, DJs Stefan Le Rouseau, Warren Le Sueur, Simon Gasston and Colin Moore and will blare out funk, pop, house and electro tunes across the centre of Jersey’s capital, St Helier.
Join the party from the comfort of your own home live on Facebook.
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Things to do leading up to Liberation 75
The Liberation 75 Team and the Channel Island Occupation Society have collaborated to offer virtual tours of Jersey’s best-preserved collection of German Second World War bunkers. More info >
Lib Me Entertain You
Novice singers, aspiring TikTok-ers and established musicians are needed to help uplift our community during ‘Stay Home’ measures! The Liberation 75 Team are asking Islanders to film themselves and send their TikToks or videos to them so that they can share them on the official Liberation 75 social media channels. More info >
Liberation 75 competitions
Children are encouraged to design their own Liberation Bunting, while adults are invited to decorate the exterior of their homes, Liberation-themed. There are first, second and third prizes to be won for children and adults alike. More info >