Calendar

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

 

 

Apr
16
Fri
2021
Orkney – St. Magnus’ Day (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
25
Sun
2021
Huntingdonshire – Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day
May
1
Sat
2021
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
Wed
2021
Europe – Council of Europe Day
May 5 all-day

This is the Council of Europe’s day, rather than the EU day which is on the 9th May. The United Kingdom is a full member of the Council of Europe.

May
11
Tue
2021
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