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Yorkshire Day – August 1

  • Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August 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.
  • The day was already celebrated by the Light Infantry, successors to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, as Minden Day.
  • Together with five other infantry regiments of the British Army.
  • A rose is permitted to be worn in the headdress. In the case of the Light Infantry, the rose is white.

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