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Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day is a yearly celebration to promote the historic county of Yorkshire, England. The celebration of Yorkshire Day is central to the belief and custom of maintaining a locale’s traditions and culture during a time of upheaval. Originating as a military holiday, its roots stem from more than a few things, including the emancipation of slaves in 1834, and a few military customs and protests about losing Yorkshire’s cultural identity. One of the main celebrations of the day is the reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity and it is always read in the city of York in Old English, Latin, Old Norse and modern English.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Enjoy a delicious sweet Yorkshire pudding recipe – here
  • Try out our Yorkshire Pudding Profiteroles activity – here
  • Test your knowledge and enjoy our quiz on counties – here
  • Print off and read our Yorkshire Oomph! Digest special – here