Today on 1st August we celebrate Yorkshire Day.
Promoting the historic and largest county of Yorkshire, it was first celebrated in 1975 as a reaction and protest against the local government re-organisation of 1974, where there was a possibility that the counties of the UK could be altered. Set up initially in Beverley, the Yorkshire Ridings Society were the first organisation to mark the date.
The origins of the day can be sourced back to the Light Infantry, who had already celebrated the day known as Minden Day, alluding to the Battle of Minden. This was fought during the Seven Years’ War on 1 August 1759, between Anglo-German and French armies.
The Light Infantry and five other British Army infantry regiments are permitted to wear a rose in their head attire and in their case, the rose is white.
Here at Rose Calendars, we celebrate by taking a look at our ‘Yorkshire Calendar’ for 2017, a wonderful title, packed with twelve stunning images of this picturesque county. From the historic city of York to the timeless landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and moors, colourful beach huts and majestic Castle Howard, this calendar is a celebration of the beauty and heritage of this county.