Calendar

Mar
20
Fri
2020
County Durham – St Cuthbert’s Day (County Day)
Mar 20 all-day

 

 

Mar
29
Sun
2020
Yorkshire West Riding – Battle of Towton (Regional Day)
Mar 29 – Mar 28 all-day

 

 

Apr
16
Thu
2020
Orkney – St. Magnus’ Day (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
21
Tue
2020
UK – Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
Apr
23
Thu
2020
England – St. George’s Day (National Day)
Apr 23 all-day
Apr
25
Sat
2020
Huntingdonshire – Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day
May
1
Fri
2020
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
9
Sat
2020
Europe – Europe Day (Continental Day)
May 9 all-day
May
11
Mon
2020
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
Sat
2020
Middlesex – Battle of Albuera (County Day)
May 16 all-day