Shropshire Day falls on the feast day of St Milburga, abbess of Wenlock Priory , who died on 23 February 715.
The saint was revered for having the gift of healing and restoring sight.
The town of Much Wenlock thus became a place of pilgrimage, with visitors flocking to St Milburga’s Well seeking cures for their ailments.
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).
The first Cheshire Day took place in 2021.
It commemorates the date when King Edward I, who was also Earl of Chester, reconfirmed a charter of liberties for the county.
St Magnus, then Magnus Erlendsson, was Earl of Orkney (1106–c.1117).
He was sanctified in 1136.
Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) was an English statesman, politician and soldier.
He was MP for his native Huntingdon (1628-9).
Staffordshire Day commemorates the foundation date of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759).
The date was selected by public vote from a list that includes: 5 July – discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard (2009); 6 September – the future King Charles II hid in an oak tree in South Staffordshire (1651); 18 September – Doctor Samuel Johnson born in Lichfield (1709); 27 September – James Brindley, renowned engineer and resident of Leek, died (1772)
Europe Day is celebrated annually on 5 May and 9 May.
The Council of Europe designates 5 May, the anniversary of the Council’s founding.
The European Union designates 9 May, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (1950).
Neither date is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance, although the UK remains a member of the Council of Europe.
Europe Day is listed on 9 May as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.
The European Flag is specified.