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).
St Piran, the patron saint of tin miners, is one of Cornwall’s patron saints.
St Felix (d.647/8), the first bishop of the East Angles, introduced Christianity to the kingdom.
St Cuthbert (c.634–87), prior of Lindisfarne, is buried in Durham Cathedral.
West Riding Day marks the anniversary of the battle of Towton (1461), reputedly the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil.
The Yorkist forces defeated the Lancastians, leading to a change of royal dynasty.
Edward Duke of York deposed King Henry VI (ruled 1422–61, 1470–1) and took the crown as King Edward IV (ruled 1461–1470, 1471–83).