Suffolk Day

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2024 Date21 June 2024
2025 Date21 June 2025

Suffolk Day

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Suffolk Day celebrates the heritage and traditions that are unique to the county of Suffolk in the United Kingdom. The commemoration aims to raise awareness of the achievements of local individuals and businesses, while also fostering a sense of community pride and encouraging greater involvement from residents in civic matters. Through a variety of events and activities, Suffolk Day presents an opportunity to explore the scenic landscapes, historical landmarks, and unique experiences offered within the county.

Established in 2017, Suffolk Day is the brainchild of BBC Radio Suffolk and the East Anglian Daily Times. Throughout its history, Suffolk has given rise to many notable figures, including the artist Thomas Gainsborough and the novelist and poet George Orwell. Suffolk Day highlights the importance of preserving and celebrating the region's shared heritage.

Suffolk Day is observed through a host of community events, which are held across the county. Local businesses and other organisations are encouraged to host events that showcase local cuisine, crafts, and customs. Activities ranging from guided walks and tours to food tasting and cultural performances bring together residents and guests alike in celebrating the distinct character of the area. In order to accommodate various participants and partners, Suffolk Day celebrations have expanded and now take place over a weekend, with the main day of observance occurring on June 21st.

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  • The key industries in Suffolk include agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. The county is known for its production of barley and sugar beet, as well as for its thriving pig farming industry.
  • Suffolk county was one of the main centres of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia, and many historic sites, such as the Sutton Hoo ship burial, demonstrate the area's significance in early English history.

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Suffolk Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit Jimmy's Farm or Easton Farm Park for a taste of rural life, ideal for family-friendly fun.
  • Participate in historic tours in towns like Bury St Edmunds, and follow self-guided walks around picturesque spots like Lavenham.
  • Suffolk is known for its local cuisine. Take a food tour, or visit one of the many brilliant pubs, restaurants and tea rooms serving locally sourced delicious food and drink.
  • Indulge in the region's culinary offerings, including Suffolk cheeses, Adnams beer, and Aspall Cyder.
  • Get close to nature at places like RSPB Minsmere, Languard Nature Reserve, Lackford Lakes, or the African Lion Safari at Jimmy's Farm.
  • Learn more about the area's history and culture at institutions like the Museum of East Anglian Life, Gainsborough's House, or the East Anglia Transport Museum.

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