Calendar

Oct
24
Wed
2018
UN – United Nations Day
Oct 24 all-day
Oct
25
Thu
2018
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
Fri
2018
Essex – St. Cedd’s Day (County Day)
Oct 26 all-day

 

 

Nov
14
Wed
2018
UK – Birthday of the Prince of Wales / Duke of Rothesay
Nov 14 all-day
Nov
20
Tue
2018
UK – Her Majesty’s Wedding Day
Nov 20 all-day
Nov
27
Tue
2018
Lancashire – Anniversary of the First Lancastrian Parliamentarians (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Wed
2018
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
Fri
2018
Scotland – St Andrew’s Day (National Day)
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
15
Sat
2018
Alderney – Homecoming Day (National Day)
Dec 15 all-day