Northamptonshire Day takes place annually on 25 October, the feast of St Crispin.
St Crispin is the patron saint of shoemakers, cobblers and leather workers – an important industry in the county.
This date was selected by public vote from a shortlist of five.
The four other options were:
- 5 January – death of Philippa of Lancaster (1430), queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
- 26 February – radar first demonstrated in Upper Stowe (1935)
- 31 May – death of Waltheof (1076), 1st Earl of Northampton, the last of the Anglo-Saxon earls
- 28 July – battle of Talavera (1809), battle honour of the Northamptonshire Regiment, the ‘Heroes of Talavera’