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Jersey: Liberation Day (National Day)

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Hampshire Day: Feast of St Swithun (County Day)

Hampshire Day takes place annually on 15 July, the Feast Day of St Swithun.

St Swithun was Bishop of Winchester (852-63) and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral.

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Suffolk Day: Midsummer (County Day)

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Buckinghamshire Day: Inaugural Paralympic Games (County Day)

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Scotland: St Andrew’s Day (National Day)

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Rutland Day: Great Siege of Gibraltar (County Day)

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Kent Day: Feast of St Augustine (County Day)

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Staffordshire Day: Anniversary of Wedgwood Pottery (County 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

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Anglia Day: Feast of St Felix (Provincial Day)

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Northumberland Day: Feast of King Oswald (County Day)

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