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.
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.
The vote that selected the county day included several other options: 5 January – death of Philippa of Lancaster (1430), queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden; 26 February – radar first demonstrated in Upper Stowe; 31 May – death of Waltheof (1076), 1st Earl of Northampton and last of the Anglo-Saxon earls; 28 July – battle of Talavera (1809), battle honour of the Northamptonshire Regiment, which gained the nickname ‘The Heroes of Talavera’.
Essex Day takes place annually on 26 October, the feast of St Cedd.
Cedd (c.620–64) was an Anglo-Saxon monk and bishop who was an evangelist among the East Saxons.
Lancashire Day has taken place annually on 27 November since 1996.
It commemorates the day when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, the Model Parliament of King Edward I (1295).
Bedfordshire Day takes place annually on 28 November.
The date, chosen by popular vote, commemorates the birthday of John Bunyan.
Several alternative options included:19 January – earldom (later dukedom) of Bedford recreated (1550); 12 April – Bedfordshire County Council granted its coat-of-arms (1951); 20 June – siege of Bedford Castle begins (1224); 13 August – Blenheim Day, celebrated by the Bedfordshire Regiment and its successors; 12 September – birth of prison reformer John Howard (1726); 14 October – first flight of the airship R101 from Cardington (1929); 6 November – 1st and 2nd Battalions Bedfordshire Regiment meet at Bailleul en route to Ypres (1914); 15 November – first High Sheriff of Bedfordshire appointed (1575); 25 November – feast of St Catherine, patron saint of spinners, weavers and lacemakers; 15 December – birth of Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams (1899).
Caernarfonshire Day takes place annually on 28 November.
It commemorates the death of Prince Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (1137–70).
Alderney celebrates Homecoming Day annually on 15 December.
The people of Alderney were evacuated in June 1940 before the German occupation.
Homecoming Day marks the day the islanders could first return home in 1945.
The Pitcairn Islands celebrate Bounty Day annually on 23 January.
Bounty Day commemorates the burning of HMS Bounty by the mutineers in 1790.
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).
St David’s Day is also listed as a flag flying day (for Wales only) by UK government guidance.
The Union Flag is specified.