Calendar

Jun
16
Thu
2022
Sussex Day: Feast of St Richard
Jun 16 all-day

Sussex Day takes place annually on 16 June, the feast of St Richard of Chichester (1197–1253), the patron saint of Sussex.

Also known as Richard de Wych, the saint was bishop of Chichester.

Jun
21
Tue
2022
Scotland: Birthday of the Duke of Rothesay
Jun 21 all-day

The birthday of the Duke of Rothesay (Prince of Wales) is listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

The Birthday of the Prince of Wales is also listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

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

Shetland Day: Midsummer Day
Jun 21 all-day

Shetland Day takes place annually on 21 June.

Shetland Islands Council chose this date simply because it it the longest day of the year.

Suffolk Day: Midsummer Day
Jun 21 all-day

Suffolk Day takes place annually on 21 June.

Former BBC radio presenter Mark Murphy created the event in 2016.

It has since become a staple in the Suffolk calendar, hosted by towns across the county.

https://www.suffolkday.co.uk/

UK: Birthday of the Prince of Wales
Jun 21 all-day

The Birthday of the Prince of Wales is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

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

Under his Scottish title (Duke of Rothesay), the Birthday is also listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

Jun
22
Wed
2022
Mercia Day: Feast of St Alban
Jun 22 all-day

Mercia Day takes place annually on 22 June, the feast of St Alban.

St Alban is the first recorded British Christian martyr, by tradition beheaded in Verulamium (modern St Albans) during the third or fourth centuries.

Jul
1
Fri
2022
British Virgin Islands: Virgin Islands Day
Jul 1 all-day

The British Virgin Islands celebrate Virgin Islands Day (formerly Territory Day) annually on 1 July.

This is the date in 1956 when the islands became a separate British Overseas Territory.

The Government of the Virgin Islands changed the name to Virgin Islands Day with effect from 1 July 2021.

https://www.bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/history-culture-and-fishing-mark-virgin-islands-day

Jul
5
Tue
2022
Isle of Man: Tynwald Day
Jul 5 all-day

The Isle of Man celebrates Tynwald Day (Manx: Laa Tinvaal) annually on 5 July, unless this date falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

In this case Tynwald Day takes place on the following Monday.

http://www.tynwald.org.im/tynwald-day

Jul
14
Thu
2022
Black Country Day: Anniversary of the Newcomen Engine
Jul 14 all-day

Black Country Day celebrates the installation of the first practical steam engine by Thomas Newcomen (1712).

https://www.blackcountryfestival.co.uk/

Jul
15
Fri
2022
Hampshire Day: Feast of St Swithun
Jul 15 all-day

Hampshire Day takes place annually on 15 July, the Feast Day of St Swithun.

St Swithun was Bishop of Winchester (852–63) and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral.