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.
UK Government guidelines state that the Union Flag should be flown on Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday in November).
Scottish government guidance also lists Remembrance Sunday as a flag flying day.
The Union Flag is specified.
The Royal British Legion recommends flying the Union Flag on Remembrance Day (11 November) and Remembrance Sunday.
The flag should not be flown at half mast on either day.
The British Antarctic Territory celebrates the Birthday of HM The King annually on 14 November.
The Falkland Islands celebrate the Birthday of HM The King annually on 14 November.
The Birthday of HM The King is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.
The Union Flag is specified.
The Birthday of HM The King is also listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.
The Scottish Saltire is specified.
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).