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Yorkshire Day

August 1

Yorkshire Day - August 1

A holiday called Yorkshire Day is dedicated to the county of Yorkshire, located in the northern part of England. Currently, Yorkshire is divided into several regions, but still retains cultural integrity. It is the culture and history of Yorkshire that is at the center of the celebration.


Yorkshire was founded by the Vikings in the 10th century and became part of England in the 10th century. This county is associated with the York dynasty, which won the War of the Scarlet and White Roses. The white rose of York is still the emblem of the county. In modern times, Yorkshire was the center of the textile industry, and from the end of the 18th century coal mining began to be active in it. All these milestones in history are remembered in one way or another on the day dedicated to Yorkshire, which was established in 1975.

Interesting facts

  • The social meaning of the holiday is a protest against the law, according to which the three areas of Yorkshire have lost the status of independent units.
  • Yorkshire is famous for strong beer, high-quality fabrics, a large number of castles and beautiful nature.
  • The famous Brontë sisters come from Yorkshire, who dedicated many colorful descriptions to their homeland. For example, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is set in the famous Yorkshire moors.
  • Yorkshire is proud of its folk music – it is still popular in the county.

How to celebrate

During the holiday in Yorkshire there are events dedicated to the history and culture of the county. An important tradition is the meeting of the mayors of the cities of Yorkshire. Ordinary Yorkshiremen relate to this day in different ways: some people like this holiday, while others consider it artificial and meaningless.

When is Yorkshire Day celebrated in 2022?

Yorkshire Day is observed on August 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday August 1 2022
Tuesday August 1 2023
Thursday August 1 2024
Friday August 1 2025
Saturday August 1 2026


August 1
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United Kingdom

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