Calendar

Mar
17
Sat
2018
UK – St. Patrick’s Day (National Day)
Mar 17 all-day

Nb. Union Flag is shown in place of a official, current, pan-Ireland or Northern Ireland flag. St Patrick’s Saltire flag may be one of a number of credible alternatives.

Mar
20
Tue
2018
County Durham – St Cuthbert’s Day (County Day)
Mar 20 all-day

 

 

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Yorkshire West Riding – Battle of Towton (Regional Day)
Mar 29 all-day

 

 

Apr
16
Mon
2018
Orkney – St. Magnus’ Day (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
21
Sat
2018
British Antarctic Territory – Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
Falkland Islands – Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
UK – Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
Apr
23
Mon
2018
England – St. George’s Day (National Day)
Apr 23 all-day
Apr
25
Wed
2018
Huntingdonshire – Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day
May
1
Tue
2018
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