Calendar

Apr
16
Tue
2024
Orkney Day: Feast of St Magnus
Apr 16 all-day

St Magnus, then Magnus Erlendsson, was Earl of Orkney (1106–c.1117).

He was sanctified in 1136.

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
25
Thu
2024
Huntingdonshire Day: Birthday of Oliver Cromwell
Apr 25 all-day

Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) was an English statesman, politician and soldier.

He was MP for his native Huntingdon (1628-9).

May
1
Wed
2024
Staffordshire Day: Anniversary of Wedgwood Pottery
May 1 all-day

Staffordshire Day commemorates the foundation date of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759).

The date was selected by public vote from a list that includes: 5 July – discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard (2009); 6 September – the future King Charles II hid in an oak tree in South Staffordshire (1651); 18 September – Doctor Samuel Johnson born in Lichfield (1709); 27 September – James Brindley, renowned engineer and resident of Leek, died (1772)

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
11
Sat
2024
Somerset Day: King Alfred Gathers the People
May 11 all-day

Somerset Day was selected by public vote from a shortlist that includes: 19 May – Feast of St Dunstan; 6 July – Battle of Sedgemoor.

May
16
Thu
2024
Middlesex Day: Battle of Albuera, 1811
May 16 all-day

The battle of Albuera (1811) took place during the Peninsular War, when Anglo-Portuguese forces defeated the French.

The 57th (West Middlesex) Foot suffered very heavy casualties during the battle and later celebrated the anniversary as a regimental day.

May
25
Sat
2024
Wessex Day: Feast of St Aldhelm
May 25 all-day

St Aldhelm (639–709) was Abbot of Malmesbury and Bishop of Sherborne.

May
26
Sun
2024
Kent Day: Feast of St Augustine
May 26 all-day

St Augustine of Canterbury (d.604) became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in 597.

The Church of England considers him to be one of its founding fathers.

Northumberland Day
May 26 all-day

Northumberland Day takes place annually on the last Sunday in May.

https://www.facebook.com/NorthumberlandDay/