Today the bells ring out and proclamations take place across the county to declare it Lancashire Day.Advertisement
This historic date celebrates when the county first sent its representatives to Parliament in 1295.
Now in modern times it is a chance to enjoy everything that is great about Lancashire, and here’s the official proclamation you’ll hear today:
Know ye also, and rejoice, that by virtue of Her Majesty’s County Palatine of Lancaster, the citizens of the Hundreds of Lonsdale, North and South of the Sands, Amounderness, Leyland, Blackburn, Salford and West Derby are forever entitled to style themselves Lancastrians. Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish Sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the peoples’ pleasure in that excellent distinction – true Lancastrians, proud of the Red Rose and loyal to our Sovereign Duke.
The Friends of Real Lancashire are an organisation supporting Lancashire Day, and helped to revive it in 1996. Their website lists all the events taking place across the county.
We’d like you to show us your support for Lancashire Day by tweeting (using hashtag #lancashireday) what you love about Lancashire, or leaving a comment below with your favourite Lancashire things. We’ll feature the best tweets below in our Storify widget, it allows us to highlight the best and witty tweets you can come up with.
Leave your comments below or tweet with the hashtag #lancashireday to get involved