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In News, Off-Topic by Olivia

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August 1st is Yorkshire Day – a celebration of the rich history and heritage of Britain’s biggest and most beautiful county.

It was first celebrated in 1975 by the Yorkshire Ridings Society as a form of protest against local government reforms introduced in the previous year. The holiday has since grown in popularity, with fun and entertaining events taking place across the county.

As proud local marketers, we believe everyday should be Yorkshire Day – but since there’s officially only one, here are five champion ways you can celebrate.

Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire puddings are one the finest foods to come out of the county. Originally served with a thick gravy as a starter dish (for the purpose of limiting diners’ appetite for expensive meat in their mains) they’re now a staple of a British roast dinner and can even be served as a meal in their own right.

So why not indulge yourself on August 1st by hosting a Yorkshire Pudding competition? The recipe is simple and consists of just flour, eggs and milk, but it’s interesting to see the variations that people come up with. And most importantly, you’ll get to satisfy your taste buds with this delicious Dales classic.

Bronte Country

If you don’t fancy being cooped up in the office during Yorkshire Day, you can book the day off and head to Bronte Country in Haworth.

Here, you can visit the former home of literary legends the Bronte Sisters, which helped inspire classic novels including Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – all of which were actually penned there.

Bronte Country also provides breath taking views of West Yorkshire, so it’s the perfect place to gain a greater appreciation of the beauty of the county.


If there’s one thing the people of Yorkshire know how to do, it’s handle their ale. And since some of the nation’s best beers are brewed here, such as Magic Rock Rapture, Saltaire Triple Chocoholic and Theakston IPA, it makes sense to celebrate by raising a glass to this fine county on Yorkshire Day.

You can head to one of Yorkshire’s many fantastic breweries – such as Magic Rock, based here in Huddersfield, the home of Scenicus. Or alternatively, get comfy at a country pub and quench your thirst while gazing at Yorkshire’s gorgeous green hills.


If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, dust off your teapot and organise a tea party with cakes, scones, sandwiches, and of course, Yorkshire Tea – anything else would be traitorous!

Or if you don’t fancy slaving away in the kitchen brewing tea and baking goodies, you could always book yourself in for afternoon tea at a traditional tearoom like Bettys in Harrogate, where you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxed and chilled Yorkshire Day and be waited on hand and foot.

Flat caps

Since Yorkshire day falls on a Thursday this year, you might be stuck at work. However, you can liven things up with a ‘wear a flat cap to work’ day.

It’s a fun and creative way to get the whole office hyped with local pride and you can even turn it into a competition by awarding prizes to the employees with the best headwear – who doesn’t love a bit of office rivalry after all?

Thanks to this list, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes paying homage to God’s Own Country on August 1st.

Looking for marketing that’ll make your business the talk of the county? Call us on 01484 213 102.

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