Events Archive

World Vexillology Day

World Vexillology Day commemorates the debut of Flag Bulletin (October 1961), the world’s first periodical dedicated solely to vexillology.

There is no special flag for this day – just go out and fly flags!

Continue Reading

St Helena: Feast of St Helena of Constantinople

St Helena’s national day commemorates the island’s discovery in 1502 by Galician navigator João da Nova, then serving the King of Portugal.

Anchoring in the present James Bay, da Nova named the island ‘Santa Helena’ after St Helena of Constantinople, whose feast according to the Orthodox Church falls on 21 May.

Continue Reading

Norfolk Day

Norfolk Day takes place annually on 27 July.

Local media initiated the day, first celebrated in 2018.

Continue Reading

Shropshire Day: Feast of St Milburga

Shropshire Day takes place annually on 23 February, the feast of St Milburga.

Milburga (d.715) was a Mercian princess and the abbess of Wenlock Priory.

In the eleventh century, her reputation as a miracle worker turned Much Wenlock into a place of pilgrimage.

Visitors flocked to St Milburga’s Well seeking cures for their ailments.

Continue Reading

Cheshire Day: Confirmation of Charter of Liberties, 1300

The first Cheshire Day took place in 2021.

It commemorates the date when King Edward I, who was also Earl of Chester, reconfirmed a charter of liberties for the county.

Continue Reading

Gloucestershire Day


Gloucestershire Day was first celebrated in 2020.

Continue Reading

Oxfordshire Day: Feast of St Frideswide

Oxfordshire Day takes place on 19 October, the principal feast day of St Frideswide (c.650–19 October 727).

Frideswide is the patron saint both of the city of Oxford and of the University of Oxford.

She was an English princess and abbess, who by legend founded a monastery later incorporated into Christ Church, Oxford.


Continue Reading

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place annually on 1 December. It is an international day first held in 1988 and dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.

World AIDS Day is an official flag flying day in Scotland but not in the rest of the UK.

Continue Reading

International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance honours those murdered as a result of transphobia.

It is an official flag flying day in Scotland but not in the rest of the UK. 

Continue Reading

UK: Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day takes place each year on the last Saturday in June.

It is an official flag flying day in Scotland.

The UK government does not designate it as an official flag flying day in the rest of the UK.

However the Senedd Cymru flies the Armed Forces Day flag on 24 June and throughout the preceding week.

Continue Reading