Calendar

Apr
23
Tue
2024
England: St George’s Day
Apr 23 all-day

 

St George’s Day is England’s national day –  St George was named as England’s principal patron saint in 1416.

St George’s Day is listed as a flag flying day (for England only) by UK government guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

The Union Flag is specified.

Apr
28
Sun
2024
International Workers’ Memorial Day
Apr 28 all-day

International Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.

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

The saltire(s) should be hoisted right up and then lowered to half-mast for the day.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

May
6
Mon
2024
UK: Coronation of HM The King
May 6 all-day

The Coronation Day of HM The King is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

The Coronation Day of HM The King is also listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

May
9
Thu
2024
Europe Day (European Union)
May 9 all-day

Europe Day is celebrated annually on 5 May and 9 May.

The European Union designates 9 May, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (1950).

https://european-union.europa.eu/principles-countries-history/symbols/europe-day_en

The Council of Europe designates 5 May, the anniversary of the Council’s founding.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/5-may-europe-day

Europe Day is listed on 9 May as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The European Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

Neither date is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance, although the UK remains a member of the Council of Europe.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

Guernsey: Liberation Day
May 9 all-day

Guernsey celebrates Liberation Day (Lé Jour dé la Libératiaon in Guernsey French) annually on 9 May.

The date commemorates the island’s liberation in 1945 from German occupation during the Second World War.

Jersey: Liberation Day
May 9 all-day

Jersey celebrates Liberation Day (Jour d’la Libéthâtion in Jersey French) annually on 9 May.

The date commemorates the island’s liberation in 1945 from German occupation during the Second World War.

May
10
Fri
2024
Sark: Liberation Day
May 10 all-day

Sark celebrates Liberation Day annually on 10 May.

The date commemorates the island’s liberation in 1945 from German occupation during the Second World War.

May
17
Fri
2024
International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17 all-day

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

May
21
Tue
2024
St Helena: Feast of St Helena of Constantinople
May 21 all-day

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.

May
30
Thu
2024
Anguilla Day
May 30 all-day

Anguilla Day takes place annually on 30 May.

On 30 May 1967 the Anguillans began a revolution that led to independence from the union of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.