Calendar

Aug
30
Thu
2018
Turks and Caicos Islands: Constitution Day
Aug 30 all-day

Turks and Caicos celebrate Constitution Day annually on 30 August.

The date honours the first constitution of the islands, adopted on 30 August 1976.

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Northumbria Day: Feast of St Aidan
Aug 31 all-day

Northumbria Day takes place annually on 31 August, the feast of St Aidan.

Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651) was a monk and missionary.

He founded Lindisfarne Priory and by tradition converted the Northumbrians to Christianity.

Sep
10
Mon
2018
Gibraltar: National Day
Sep 10 all-day

Gibraltar celebrates its National Day – first held in 1992 – annually on 10 September.

The date marks Gibraltar’s first sovereignty referendum (1967), when voters chose to stay under UK sovereignty rather than transfer to Spanish sovereignty.

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Rutland Day: Great Siege of Gibraltar
Sep 13 all-day

Rutland Day takes place annually on 13 September.

It marks the defeat of the ‘Grand Assault’ during the siege of Gibraltar in 1782.

Among the defenders were the men of the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Derbyshire Day
Sep 22 all-day

Derbyshire Day takes place annually on 22 September.

BBC Radio Derby presenter Andy Whittaker organised a vote, and the chosen date commemorates the first raising of the flag.

Alternative suggestions included: 28 July – Derby, the county town, granted city status; 12 May – the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who spent her early years in the county.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
Cumberland Day: Baptism of John Peel
Sep 24 all-day

Cumberland Day takes place each year on 24 September.

It marks the anniversary of the baptism of renowned local character John Peel (1776-1854).

Sep
25
Tue
2018
Monmouthshire Day: Feast of St Cadoc
Sep 25 all-day

Montmouthshire Day takes place each year on 25 September, the feast of Saint Cadoc or Cadog (born c. 497).

Cadoc was the founder of the monastery of Llancarfan, and a pioneer of Celtic Christianity in Wales.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Westmorland Day: Creation of Earldom of Westmorland
Sep 29 all-day

Westmorland Day takes place annually on 29 September.

It marks the date in 1397, when King Richard II created Ralph Neville the first Earl of Westmorland.

A poll at the Westmorland County Show (2013) chose this day.

Other options included: 30 January – birth of Lady Anne Clifford; 30 July – death of Thomas de Strickland; 1 October – battle of Tinghai; 21 October – death of Earl Ralph Neville; 18 December – battle of Clifton (perhaps the last battle on English soil).

Oct
1
Mon
2018
Lincolnshire Day: Anniversary of the Lincolnshire Uprising, 1536
Oct 1 all-day

Lincolnshire Day takes place annually on 1 October.

It commemorates the Lincolnshire Rising, which began at Louth on 1 October 1536.

The rebels were protesting against the English Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Oct
22
Mon
2018
British Virgin Islands: Feast of St Ursula
Oct 22 all-day

The Virgin Islands celebrate the feast of St Ursula annually on 22 October.

Christopher Columbus named the Virgin Islands in 1493 in honour of St Ursula.