Yorkshire day

Yorkshire day in United Kingdom in 2021
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About Yorkshire day

How long until Yorkshire day?
This holiday next takes place in 281 days.
Dates of Yorkshire day
2022 United Kingdom Monday, August 1stYorkshire day
2021 United Kingdom Sunday, August 1stYorkshire day
2020 United Kingdom Saturday, August 1stYorkshire day
2019 United Kingdom Thursday, August 1stYorkshire day
Yorkshire is the largest county in England by area.

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on August 1st to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as "a protest movement against the local government re-organisation of 1974". The date alludes to the Battle of Minden, and also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, campaigned.

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