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Glorious countryside, rich history, and some of the UK’s most famous food-stuffs — it’s time to celebrate the best of Yorkshire this summer. While the North gives us plenty to be grateful for year-round, you can also mark a certain regional occasion with a Yorkshire Day poster, meme, or image.

Spread the word on social media and create Yorkshire Day banners with ease using our Adobe Express templates below. You can also read on to learn more about the history of Yorkshire Day, when it is, why it was first celebrated, and how you can join in on the fun this year.

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What is Yorkshire Day?

Yorkshire Day is a time to celebrate and reflect on everything that’s great about the wonderful region of Yorkshire — from famous faces such as Dame Judi Dench, to iconic cuisine such as the beloved Yorkshire pud. One thing’s for certain: the Yorkshire Society is determined to make the day a time for the entire globe to see just how proud people are to be from this region.

While leaders, special guests, and members of the Yorkshire Society gather together in full costume to commemorate the occasion, the celebrations will extend to eating large quantities of traditional Yorkshire food and reading aloud the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity (which always happens in York).

More broadly, the occasion allows the people of Yorkshire to reflect on their heritage, help drive interest in visiting the region, and share fun social media posts online to mark the holiday.

When is Yorkshire Day and when did people start celebrating it?

Yorkshire Day falls on August 1st every year, as this is the regimental anniversary of the Battle of Minden, commemorated by wearing rose headdresses — or a white rose for the Yorkshire Light Infantry. The date is also historically significant as the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834.

Yorkshire Day was first established in 1975, and the decision to mark the day with a civic gathering in full costume was taken at a meeting of local authorities within the county of Old Yorkshire in 1985. The day began as a protest movement against local reforms of 1974, as government changes abolished the three “Ridings” and saw some of the county transferred to other areas like Lancashire and Humberside.

The Yorkshire Society organises the annual event, which has become a time to promote the county and bolster its economy. Mayors, lord mayors, and VIP guests are invited to celebrate Yorkshire; Yorkshire Day has become the biggest gathering of civic leaders in the UK.

How do people celebrate Yorkshire Day?

Yorkshire Day in York usually involves a breakfast reception, robing, thanks-giving service, and street parade, before finishing with a formal lunch. That’s the time to devour traditional Yorkshire delicacies, like a Yorkshire roast paired with a Yorkshire pudding.

The selected town of the year is also given the honour of being called the “Yorkshire Day Town” for the entire calendar year. This is made official by the handing over of the Yorkshire Day flag on the day in question. The new council then adds its own coat of arms to the flag to cement it in history.

To celebrate the day, people can visit the official Civic Celebration. The hosting town will often have plenty of fun activities to enjoy, such as artisan markets, live music and community showcases, a parade, church services, and children’s activities.

If you’d rather stay out of the hustle and bustle, Yorkshire Day is the perfect time to visit one of Yorkshire’s heritage sites or areas of natural beauty. Places like Scarborough Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Robin’s Hood Bay, and Whitby are often popular destinations.

Other ways you can celebrate Yorkshire Day.

The easiest way to celebrate Yorkshire Day is to get creative with Adobe Express. Share in the love for Yorkshire and create your own Yorkshire Day posters, banners, and social media posts to celebrate and raise awareness of this special day.

Raise awareness with Yorkshire Day posters and memes.

The build-up to the event is the perfect time to generate excitement and momentum for the day. Before the main event, create promotional materials that you can stick in your window or share on Instagram.

Create your own Yorkshire Day poster with an Adobe Express poster template, and let everyone in the area know what’s happening on August 1st. If you’re feeling particularly clever, a Yorkshire Day meme is a fun and engaging way to spread the word on social media. Go wild with our meme creator — the more creative, the better.

Dazzle online with social media graphics.

Yorkshire Day is the perfect time to educate others on everything that’s great about Yorkshire, as well as the history of the special day itself. While people living in Yorkshire may be up to date with the county’s history, tourists visiting for the festivities should understand what it is they’re celebrating.

Use Adobe Express to create social media graphics in minutes — whether that’s an Instagram or Facebook post all about the history of the event, or even a Twitter banner to grab attention. Whichever platform you use, our templates will help you to educate and convey your message in an exciting way.

Promote local events with Yorkshire Day flyers.

There may be artisan markets or other opportunities to support local businesses. What better way to celebrate everything Yorkshire than supporting local venders or your own event? Use Adobe Express to create flyers and posters to help advertise the day and any activities planned. The more people that know about the event, the more successful it will hopefully be.

Create Yorkshire Day decorations.

Show your appreciation for Yorkshire by producing your own Yorkshire Day images and decorations to brandish on the big occasion. From flags and posters to sashes bearing Yorkshire’s white rose emblem, there are some many sources of inspiration from which to pull.

Use Adobe Express to design posters and flyers to display in your window or digital banners to add to your website. Wherever you choose to spread Yorkshire Day cheer, Adobe Express has the tools to make it special.

Capture some special memories.

After the hustle and bustle of the event has died down, take some time to reflect on the day and all the wonderful memories you’ve made with your communities.

Use Adobe Express to create a photo collage, full of all your favourite Yorkshire Day moments. Then, share on social media to keep the momentum and community spirit going. You can even tag all your friends and family too. Why not re-use these collages each year, to build momentum for future Yorkshire Day celebrations?

Frequently asked questions.

What do you do on Yorkshire Day?
Yorkshire Day is a time to celebrate everything to do with Yorkshire! Traditionally it started with a formal reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity, but now it encompasses county-wide celebrations, delicious traditional food and even historical customs.
Is Yorkshire Day a bank holiday?
No, Yorkshire Day is not an official bank holiday. But it does provide a perfect opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate their Yorkshire heritage, as well as sharing the occasion with the wider world.
What are some famous Yorkshire foods?

There are many Yorkshire delicacies to be enjoyed. Some traditional foods you’ll want to try while in Yorkshire include:

  • Yorkshire puddings
  • Dressed crab
  • Yorkshire custard tart
  • Yorkshire rhubarb
  • Wensleydale cheese
  • Fat rascal (a kind of scone/cake)