Calendar

Oct
25
Sun
2020
Northamptonshire – St Crispin’s Day (County Day)
Oct 25 all-day

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

5th January – Death of Philippa of England – Born in the historic county of Northamptonshire, she became Queen, and even Regent, of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

26th February – Radar first demonstrated – In Upper Stowe.

31st May – Death of Waltheof – 1st Earl of the county and last of the Anglo-Saxon earls.

28th July – Battle of Talavera – Battle honour and anniversary of the Northamptonshire Regiment, who became nicknamed “The Heroes of Talavera”

Oct
26
Mon
2020
Essex – St. Cedd’s Day (County Day)
Oct 26 all-day

 

 

Nov
27
Fri
2020
Lancashire – Anniversary of the First Lancastrian Parliamentarians (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Sat
2020
Bedfordshire – Birth of John Bunyan (County Day)
Nov 28 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 Bedfordshire flag can be flown. These include:

19th January – Earldom of Bedford recreated who would go on to be the Dukes of Bedford, 1550.
12th April – Bedfordshire County Council was officially granted a coat of arms, 1951.
20th June – Great siege of Bedford Castle begins, 1224.
13th August – Battle of Blenheim (1704) – regimental anniversary of the Bedfordshire Regiment.
2nd September – Birthday of prison reformer, John Howard, 1726.
14th October – The first flight of R101 airship from Cardington hangers, 1929
6th November – The 1st and 2nd battalions met outside of Ypres, 1914.
15th November – Bedfordshire got its own high sheriff, 1575.
25th November – St. Catherine’s Day, patron saint of spinners, weavers & lace makers.
15th December – Birthday of athlete, Harold Abrahams, 1899.

Caernarfonshire – Death of Owain Gwynedd (County Day)
Nov 28 all-day
Mar
5
Fri
2021
Cornwall – St. Piran’s Day (County Day)
Mar 5 all-day
Mar
8
Mon
2021
Anglia – St Felix’s Day (Provincial Day)
Mar 8 all-day
Commonwealth – Commonwealth Day
Mar 8 all-day
Mar
20
Sat
2021
County Durham – St Cuthbert’s Day (County Day)
Mar 20 all-day
County Durham - St Cuthbert's Day (County Day)

 

 

Mar
28
Sun
2021
Yorkshire West Riding – Battle of Towton (Regional Day)
Mar 28 all-day