County Days

Calendar created by Luke Blackstaffe.

Special commemorative days have been established by a number of counties to celebrate the achievements of famous sons and daughters and to extol the virtues of any particular county. While, obviously, county flags may be flown at any time, these special days are ideal occasions to fly them. In several counties, such as Cornwall and Yorkshire, there is a marked recognition of the county day, with flags raised and special ceremonies held, whilst in other locations the concept is still fresh and not widely considered.

Other counties have yet to establish definitive days for themselves although the date a recently acquired flag was established is itself a viable date to be recognised as a county day. In recent years another aspect associated with the “County Day” has been the raising of the flag at the headquarters of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) at its Eland House headquarters, London, although sadly, this practice now seems to be discontinued.

County and regional days are listed below by location and further on, by a list in chronological order

Historic County Flags Day – July 23rd

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  1. Bedfordshire Day – November 28th 
  2. Buckinghamshire – July 29th
  3. Cornwall – March 5th
  4. County Durham – March 20th
  5. Cumberland – September 24th
  6. Devon – June 4th
  7. Derbyshire – September 22nd
  8. Dorset – June 1st
  9. Essex – October 26th
  10. Hampshire – July 15th
  11. Huntingdonshire – April 25
  12. Kent – May 26th
  13. Lancashire – November 27th
  14. Lincolnshire – October 1st
  15. Middlesex – May 16th
  16. Norfolk – July 27th
  17. Northamptonshire – October 25th
  18. Northumberland – August 5th
  19. Oxfordshire – October 19th
  20. Rutland – September 13th
  21. Shropshire – February 23rd
  22. Somerset – May 11th
  23. Staffordshire – May 1st
  24. Suffolk Day – June 21st
  25. Surrey Day – May 4th
  26. Sussex Day – June 16th
  27. Westmorland – September 29th
  28. Wiltshire – June 5th
  29. Yorkshire – August 1st
  30. Yorkshire – East Riding – August 24th
  31. Yorkshire – North Riding – August 22nd
  32. Yorkshire – West Riding – March 29th

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  1. Orkney – April 16th
  2. Shetland – June 21st

Wales    Wales

  1. Caernarfonshire – November 28th
  2. Monmouthshire – September 25th
  3. Pembrokeshire – June 1st

Regional

  1. Black Country – July 14th
  2. East Anglia – March 8th
  3. Mercia Day – June 22nd
  4. Northumbria – August 31st
  5. Wessex – May 25th

County and other regional days in chronological order.

  1. February 23rd – Shropshire
  2. March 5th – Cornwall
  3. March 20th – County Durham
  4. March 8th – East Anglia
  5. March 29 – Yorkshire – West Riding
  6. April 16th – Orkney
  7. April 25th – Huntingdonshire
  8. May 1st – Staffordshire
  9. May 4th – Surrey
  10. May 11th – Somerset
  11. May 16th – Middlesex
  12. May 26th – Kent
  13. May 25th – Wessex
  14. June 1st – Dorset
  15. June 1st – Pembrokeshire
  16. June 4th – Devon
  17. June 5th – Wiltshire
  18. June 16th – Sussex
  19. June 21st – Suffolk
  20. June 21st – Shetland
  21. June 22nd – Mercia
  22. July 14th – Black Country
  23. July 15th – Hampshire
  24. July 23rd – Historic County Flags Day
  25. July 27th – Norfolk
  26. July 29th – Buckinghamshire
  27. August 1st – Yorkshire
  28. August 5th – Northumberland
  29. August 22 – Yorkshire – North Riding
  30. August 24 – Yorkshire – East Riding
  31. August 31 – Northumbria
  32. September 13th – Rutland
  33. September 22nd – Derbyshire
  34. September 24th – Cumberland
  35. September 25th – Monmouthshire
  36. September 29th – Westmorland
  37. October 1st – Lincolnshire
  38. October 19th – Oxfordshire
  39. October 25th – Northamptonshire
  40. October 26th – Essex
  41. November 28th – Bedfordshire
  42. November 28th – Caernarfonshire
  43. November 27th – Lancashire