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On May 9th every year Jersey celebrates the anniversary of the Liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces of World War II. Liberation Day is a special celebration for Islanders, considered as our very own ‘National Day’. It commences with a Concert band performing in Liberation Square as parades, led by marching bands and vintage military vehicles converge in the square. The morning’s ceremony is a very moving and poignant reflection on the Occupation of the Island and its liberation by British Troops on May 9th 1945 and is hosted by the Island’s dignitaries together with those islanders who lived through the Occupation. It concludes with community singing and a re-enactment of the actual Liberation. Afterwards, join the Liberation Party in Weighbridge Place and find yourself dancing the Jitterbug and the Lindy-Hop as the band plays classic tunes from the 1940s! Enjoy a programme of music, entertainment and some alfresco food.
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