Calendar

Jun
16
Fri
2023
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
17
Sat
2023
UK: Official Birthday of HM The King
Jun 17 all-day

The official birthday of HM The King 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

The official birthday of HM The King 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
18
Sun
2023
Autistic Pride Day
Jun 18 all-day

Autistic Pride Day is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

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

Jun
21
Wed
2023
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
Thu
2023
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.

Jun
24
Sat
2023
Scotland: Pride Edinburgh
Jun 24 all-day

Pride Edinburgh is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

Its date is advised each year.

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

UK: Armed Forces Day
Jun 24 all-day

Armed Forces Day takes place each year on the last Saturday in June.

It is an official flag flying day in Scotland.

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

The UK government does not designate it as an official flag flying day in the rest of the UK.

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

However the Senedd Cymru flies the Armed Forces Day flag on 24 June and throughout the preceding week.

https://senedd.wales/media/hl5dtuct/foi-574-final-redacted-response-saes.pdf