Liberation Day (Falkland Islands)

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Liberation Day
The Falklands War Memorial in Stanley, Falkland Islands.jpg
Official name Liberation Day
Observed by Falkland Islands
Type National Day
Observances Thanksgiving service, Wreath laying, Military parade
Date 14 June
Next time 14 June 2019 (2019-06-14)
Frequency annual
Related to Occupation of the Falkland Islands during Falklands War

Liberation Day is the national day of the Falkland Islands[1] and commemorates the liberation of the Falkland Islanders from Argentine military occupation at the end of the Falklands War on 14 June 1982.[2]

It is celebrated every year on 14 June (observed on 15 June when 14th is a Sunday) and is a public holiday.[3] Commemorations include a thanksgiving service at Christ Church Cathedral, followed by wreath laying at the Liberation Memorial and a military parade in Stanley.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Falkland Islands Public Holidays". Falkland Islands government. Retrieved 2018-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Liberation Day – What's On". www.falklandislands.com. Retrieved 2018-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Liberation Day in Falkland Islands". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved 2018-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Falklands announces arrangements for anniversary of Liberation Day 2017". MercoPress. Retrieved 2018-03-04. 
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