Calendar

Apr
23
Sun
2023
England: St George’s Day
Apr 23 all-day

 

St George’s Day is England’s national day –  St George was named as England’s principal patron saint in 1416.

St George’s Day is listed as a flag flying day (for England only) by UK government guidance.

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

The Union Flag is specified.

May
9
Tue
2023
Guernsey: Liberation Day
May 9 all-day

Guernsey celebrates Liberation Day (Lé Jour dé la Libératiaon in Guernsey French) annually on 9 May.

The date commemorates the island’s liberation in 1945 from German occupation during the Second World War.

Jersey: Liberation Day
May 9 all-day

Jersey celebrates Liberation Day (Jour d’la Libéthâtion in Jersey French) annually on 9 May.

The date commemorates the island’s liberation in 1945 from German occupation during the Second World War.

May
10
Wed
2023
Sark: Liberation Day
May 10 all-day

Sark celebrates Liberation Day annually on 10 May.

The date commemorates the island’s liberation in 1945 from German occupation during the Second World War.

May
21
Sun
2023
St Helena: Feast of St Helena of Constantinople
May 21 all-day

St Helena’s national day commemorates the island’s discovery in 1502 by Galician navigator João da Nova, then serving the King of Portugal.

Anchoring in the present James Bay, da Nova named the island ‘Santa Helena’ after St Helena of Constantinople, whose feast according to the Orthodox Church falls on 21 May.

May
26
Fri
2023
Bermuda Day
May 26 all-day

Bermuda Day first took place as Empire Day on 24 May 1902.

It continued on that day until 2018 when it moved to the fourth Friday in May.

It is also known as Heritage Day, celebrating the island’s culture and heritage.

https://www.gov.bm/bermuda-day

May
30
Tue
2023
Anguilla Day
May 30 all-day

Anguilla Day takes place annually on 30 May.

On 30 May 1967 the Anguillans began a revolution that led to independence from the union of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.

Jun
14
Wed
2023
Falkland Islands: Liberation Day
Jun 14 all-day

The Falkland Islands celebrate Liberation Day annually on 14 June.

The date commemorates the liberation of the islands from Argentine military occupation in 1982.

Jul
1
Sat
2023
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
3
Mon
2023
Cayman Islands: Constitution Day
Jul 3 all-day

The Cayman Islands celebrate Constitution Day on the first Monday of July.

It honours the island’s first written constitution, which took effect on 4 July 1959.