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Yorkshire Day: Celebration of Yorkshire's Integrity

Originated as a military holiday Yorkshire day’s rooted stem from more than a few things which includes emancipation of slaves in 1834


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST United Kingdom
Yorkshire Day: Celebration of Yorkshire's Integrity
  • People who like to eat and enjoy the scenes, mark the day by eating Yorkshire foods like Wilfra Tart and Henderson’s Relish. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Yorkshire, the largest county in the UK celebrates Yorkshire Day as to remember its place in UK's vast and rich historical culture.

Originated as a military holiday Yorkshire day's rooted stem from more than a few things which includes emancipation of slaves in 1834 and some protest about losing its cultural identity.

Formal celebrations involve reading the Declaration of the Integrity of Yorkshire, The declaration is read in each of the languages that have been significant in Yorks history: Latin, Old Norse and English and in Yorkshire dialect.

The anniversary of the 1759 Battle of Minden marked the day of August 1 for Yorkshire Day because it was the day when soldiers picked white roses (the symbol of Yorkshire) as a tribute to their fallen comrades.

Ripon organizes an official parade every year in which the includes activities for children and music for people to enjoy the day.

Yorkshire's most famous cities, which include Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, and Hull also organize special celebrations for the day.

All of the lord mayors, mayors and other civic heads from across the county gather in one Yorkshire town or city to hold a gathering and parade to show the importance of the day in the country.

People who like to eat and enjoy the scenes, mark the day by eating Yorkshire foods like Wilfra Tart and Henderson's Relish.

Another marking of this day is the emancipation of slaves in the UK, which occurred in 1834 and got largely credited to MP William Wilberforce.


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