Calendar

Feb
1
Wed
2023
LGBT+ History Month
Feb 1 all-day

The start of LGBT+ History Month 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/

Feb
23
Thu
2023
Shropshire Day: Feast of St Milburga
Feb 23 all-day

Shropshire Day takes place annually on 23 February, the feast of St Milburga.

Milburga (d.715) was a Mercian princess and the abbess of Wenlock Priory.

In the eleventh century, her reputation as a miracle worker turned Much Wenlock into a place of pilgrimage.

Visitors flocked to St Milburga’s Well seeking cures for their ailments.

Mar
5
Sun
2023
Cornwall Day: Feast of St Piran
Mar 5 all-day

St Piran, the patron saint of tin miners, is one of Cornwall’s patron saints.

Mar
8
Wed
2023
Anglia Day: Feast of St Felix
Mar 8 all-day

St Felix (d.647/8), the first bishop of the East Angles, introduced Christianity to the kingdom.

Mar
20
Mon
2023
County Durham Day: Feast of St Cuthbert
Mar 20 all-day

St Cuthbert (c.634–87), prior of Lindisfarne, is buried in Durham Cathedral.

Mar
29
Wed
2023
West Riding Day: Anniversary of Battle of Towton, 1461
Mar 29 all-day

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).

Mar
30
Thu
2023
Cheshire Day: Confirmation of Charter of Liberties, 1300
Mar 30 all-day

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.

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.

Apr
25
Tue
2023
Huntingdonshire Day: Birthday of Oliver Cromwell
Apr 25 all-day

Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) was an English statesman, politician and soldier.

He was MP for his native Huntingdon (1628-9).

Apr
28
Fri
2023
International Workers’ Memorial Day
Apr 28 all-day

International Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.

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

The saltire(s) should be hoisted right up and then lowered to half-mast for the day.

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