In Guernsey and Jersey, Liberation Day (Jèrriais: Jour d'la Libéthâtion) is celebrated each year on the 9th of May, to mark the end of the occupation by Germany during World War II. It is celebrated as Guernsey and Jersey's national day.
Hostilities will end officially at one minute after midnight tonight. And our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today.
This was the announcement Channel Islanders had long waited to hear. On the 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced the end of the war in Europe - and the Channel Islands would be freed the following day.
The Occupation of Guernsey began at around 8.30pm on Sunday 30 June,Nazi law was introduced to the Islands, and conditions under which they would rule were published in the local newspaper.
Guernsey hold 9th of may in a special place and have It celebrated Guernsey liberation day yearly with Church and Military Vehicle parades, as well as a wide range of entertainment and activities. This family day attracts thousands of people to the St Peter Port seafront, where our Deckchair cam is situated and where the majority of the celebrations take place.
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