Calendar

Apr
16
Fri
2021
Orkney Day: Feast of St Magnus (County Day)
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
21
Wed
2021
British Antarctic Territory: Birthday of HM The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
Falkland Islands: Birthday of HM The Queen
Apr 21 all-day
Apr
23
Fri
2021
England: St George’s Day (National Day)
Apr 23 all-day
Apr
25
Sun
2021
Huntingdonshire Day: Birth of Oliver Cromwell (County Day)
Apr 25 all-day
May
1
Sat
2021
Staffordshire Day: Anniversary of Wedgwood Pottery (County Day)
May 1 all-day

The date commemorates the founding of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons which took place in 1759. This was chosen as part of a public vote, the other candidates remain other significant dates for flying the county flag:

July 5 – the anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard, which was uncovered in 2009;

September 6 – on that day in 1651 King Charles II hid in an oak tree in South Staffordshire;

September 18 – this was the birth date of Doctor Samuel Johnson who was born on this date in Lichfield in 1709;

September 27 – renowned engineer James Brindley, who lived in Leek, passed away on this date in 1772

May
9
Sun
2021
Guernsey: Liberation Day (National Day)
May 9 all-day
May
10
Mon
2021
Sark: Liberation Day (National Day)
May 10 all-day
May
11
Tue
2021
Somerset Day: King Alfred Gathers the People (County Day)
May 11 all-day

The county day was chosen as part of a vote. The other options in the vote can be considered to be other particularly appropriate dates on which the Somerset flag can be flown. These include:

19th May – St Dunstan’s feast day

6th July – The battle of Sedgmoor

May
16
Sun
2021
Middlesex Day: Battle of Albuera (County Day)
May 16 all-day