Celebrating Sussex Day by showing my martlets flag.

@Luke Later you take your banners to the knights tournament, held at the main square, against other counties 😆

@Luke I'd go without a doubt. In Siena they have the horse race, you should have a knights tournament.

@ghostdancer We could challenge Kent, Surrey, Hampshire (our neighbours) to joust! I'd be there for sure.

@silkevicious @Luke Even San Ferrmines is cancelled this year, that is the partiest or parties. In my city is in January 20th ( San Sebastian, our patron saint , it's easy to guess ) we have the day off: just the children parade is about 5000 children .

@silkevicious sadly flying a flag is as exciting as it gets. In the UK we really need to celebrate local days like the Spanish celebrate their local fiestas. That is with music and lots of alcohol!

@Luke Here we celebrate a day (or a weekend) for the patron saint of the village. Usually in summer there's some BBQ, music, beer... (at least before covid).
Technically you're allowed to not to work that day.
Pratically we have to work the same. This suck.
Also if you come from a different town, it counts the company patron, not your.

Oh and the saint isn't unique. Meaning more villages can celebrate the same saint 😜

@silkevicious This is what we need in England! A good excuse for a party 😁

@silkevicious ah! That made me look up who is the patron saint for Sussex. It is Richard of Chichester and today is his saint's day! Explains why it is Sussex Day.

@silkevicious @Luke similar deal in Malta. Each parish has their Saint and their set weekend when they have their festa.

The village I lived in, Ħal Lija, their said was Jesus so nothing low key 😅.

They were always determined to have the biggest fireworks display. That was their thing.

@silkevicious @Luke they spend about 2 weeks setting the village up for the weekend then the day after they parade the statue around the village they take it all down.

Looked like a lot of effort.

@basil @silkevicious though I suppose it is based on religion and we are quite secular as a nation.

@basil They give a warning for people with epilepsy not to visit the island those holidays. @silkevicious @Luke

@basil @ghostdancer @silkevicious Well local(ish) to me is the Lewes Bonfire celebrations: - trouble is the police and council make it as hard as possible to get to it. Close the roads leading to town and no public transport.

@basil Iike that :
"The festival is held in all weathers.
"Come wind, snow or hail, you've just got to do it" "
In January we sometimes get really bad weather , but only the children parade is cancelled the rest we go out , wind , rain, cold, it doesn't matter. You have to do it.
@Luke @silkevicious

@silkevicious @Luke 'Saint Luke' - the patron saint of tall, beardy, bicycle riders
@Luke @silkevicious of course you'd have to get the matching spandex shorts ;-)

@Luke Sussexxxxx byyy the Seaaaaaa! if you need some music to blast out too :)

@scribe Superb! Never heard that version before. Rumour has it Buster Bloodvessel of Bad Manners runs a pub in Portslade these days.

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