Guam Liberation Day
Guam Liberation Day is held on July 21. 1944. This event in the third decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Liberation Day is Guam’s biggest holiday and is celebrated annually on July 21st. Commemorating the day Guam was liberated from Japanese forces on July 21, 1944, Liberation Day is a day the island honors the 1,170 Chamorros who were killed during the occupation, and the 14,721 who endured atrocities of the war. Liberation Day celebrates the war survivors who are with us today, as well as the brave servicemen who fought and won the battle for Guam.
Liberation Day festivities include a queen contest, a summer carnival and a mile long parade on Marine Corps Drive in Hagåtña. Thousands participate by making floats or marching in the parade along with the US military.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
All Souls' Day on November 2 (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Communion);
Lady of Camarin Day in Guam on December 8 (Feast of the patron saint of the island)