The society invites you or your organisation to Celebrate Yorkshire Day on August 1st each year.
Yorkshire Day, a day to celebrate everything Yorkshire, but especially the integrity of the county, has been promoted by the society for nearly forty years.
Each year, on that day, members of the society read a declaration of the integrity of Yorkshire at four of the Bars of York.
A reading is held facing into each of the three ridings and into the city. In recent years a reading has been held in the city centre, too.
"I, (name), being a resident of the [West/North/East] Riding of Yorkshire [or City of York] declare:
That Yorkshire is three Ridings and the City of York, with these Boundaries of 1134 years standing;
That the address of all places in these Ridings is Yorkshire;
That all persons born therein or resident therein and loyal to the Ridings are Yorkshiremen and women;
That any person or corporate body which deliberately ignores or denies the aforementioned shall forfeit all claim to Yorkshire status.
These declarations made this Yorkshire Day [year]. God Save the Queen!”
Many celebrations of Yorkshire Day now take place all over the county, and indeed, around the world. Yorkshire Day Celebrations range from gatherings of family and friends to civic ceremonies, or can be as simple as reminding each other what's great about Yorkshire. Some heartfelt comments have already been left by visitors to the site and you can add your thoughts on Yorkshire and tell us about your Yorkshire Day by leaving a comment on one of our posts, or by dropping us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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