Calendar

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Yorkshire West Riding – Battle of Towton (Regional Day)
Mar 29 all-day

 

 

Apr
16
Sun
2017
Orkney – St. Magnus’ Day (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
21
Fri
2017
British Antarctic Territory – Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
Falkland Islands – Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
UK – Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
Apr
23
Sun
2017
England – St. George’s Day (National Day)
Apr 23 all-day
Apr
25
Tue
2017
Huntingdonshire – Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day
May
1
Mon
2017
Staffordshire – Anniversary of Wedgwood Pottery (County Day)
May 1 all-day

The date commemorates the founding of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons which took place in 1759. This was chosen as part of a public vote, the other candidates remain other significant dates for flying the county flag:

July 5 – the anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard, which was uncovered in 2009;

September 6 – on that day in 1651 King Charles II hid in an oak tree in South Staffordshire;

September 18 – this was the birth date of Doctor Samuel Johnson who was born on this date in Lichfield in 1709;

September 27 – renowned engineer James Brindley, who lived in Leek, passed away on this date in 1772

May
5
Fri
2017
Europe – Council of Europe Day
May 5 all-day
May
9
Tue
2017
Europe – Europe Day (Continental Day)
May 9 all-day