Calendar

Nov
12
Sun
2017
UK – Remembrance Sunday
Nov 12 all-day
Nov
14
Tue
2017
UK – Birthday of the Prince of Wales / Duke of Rothesay
Nov 14 all-day
Nov
18
Sat
2017
Flag Institute 2017 Winter Meeting + AGM
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Flag Institute 2017 President’s Dinner
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Nov
20
Mon
2017
UK – Her Majesty’s Wedding Day
Nov 20 all-day
Nov
27
Mon
2017
Lancashire – Anniversary of the First Lancastrian Parliamentarians (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Tue
2017
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
Nov
30
Thu
2017
Scotland – St Andrew’s Day (National Day)
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
15
Fri
2017
Alderney – Homecoming Day (National Day)
Dec 15 all-day