Calendar

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
Guernsey – Liberation Day (National Day)
May 9 all-day
May
10
Wed
2017
Sark – Liberation Day (National Day)
May 10 all-day
May
11
Thu
2017
Somerset – King Alfred Gathers the People (County Day)
May 11 all-day

The county day was chosen as part of a vote. The other options in the vote can be considered to be other particularly appropriate dates on which the Somerset flag can be flown. These include:

19th May – St Dunstan’s feast day

6th July – The battle of Sedgmoor

May
16
Tue
2017
Middlesex – Battle of Albuera (County Day)
May 16 all-day

 

 

May
24
Wed
2017
Bermuda – Bermuda Day (National Day)
May 24 all-day
May
25
Thu
2017
Wessex – St. Aldhelm’s Day (Provincial Day)
May 25 all-day
May
26
Fri
2017
Kent – St Augustine’s Day (County Day)
May 26 all-day