Calendar

Mar
1
Fri
2024
Wales: St David’s Day
Mar 1 all-day

 

St David’s Day is Wales’ national day.

The Senedd Cymru flies the Welsh national flag – Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon) – all year round.

On St David’s Day it also flies the flag of St David (below).

https://senedd.wales/media/hl5dtuct/foi-574-final-redacted-response-saes.pdf

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

The Union Flag is specified.

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

Mar
17
Sun
2024
Northern Ireland: St Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day

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

The Union Flag is specified.

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

There is no official, current pan-Ireland or Northern Ireland flag that may be used to mark St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick’s Saltire is one of several possible alternatives.

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.

May
9
Thu
2024
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
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.

May
31
Fri
2024
Bermuda Day
May 31 all-day

Bermuda Day first took place as Empire Day on 24 May 1902.

It continued on that day until 2018, when it moved to the last Friday of May.

It is also known as Heritage Day, celebrating the island’s culture and heritage.

Jun
14
Fri
2024
Falkland Islands: Liberation Day
Jun 14 all-day

The Falkland Islands celebrate Liberation Day annually on 14 June.

The date commemorates the liberation of the islands from Argentine military occupation in 1982.