Flying the flag to celebrate Hampshire – County Council to mark Hampshire Day 2021

Thursday 15 July is ‘Hampshire Day’ - an annual opportunity for residents to celebrate all that is great about the county, from its rich history, traditions, and the diverse culture of Hampshire communities today.

Jul 14 2021

‘Hampshire Day’ was introduced in 2019 as part of a national campaign to celebrate England’s historic counties, residents, and their wealth of traditions and cultures. To mark Hampshire Day 2021, Hampshire County Council will once again raise the Hampshire flag outside its headquarters in Winchester – the ancient capital of England.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq, said: “Hampshire has faced many challenges during the past 15 months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we still have much to celebrate on ‘Hampshire Day’ – our heritage, diverse and vibrant towns and villages, beautiful natural landscapes and, most of all, the people of Hampshire. I am extremely proud to be living in a county where we have all come together to support each other during difficult times and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone, particularly those on the frontline who have worked tirelessly, often under very difficult circumstances, to provide vital services for local residents.”  

Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith Mans added: “The Hampshire Flag will be raised outside the Great Hall in Winchester to symbolise all that makes Hampshire a unique and special place. It represents the county as a whole - with the design including a Saxon crown and a Tudor rose which, along with its red and yellow colours, have been associated with the county for centuries.  I hope people across the county will find ways to mark ‘Hampshire Day’, sharing pride in Hampshire and all that it represents.”

The county flag is not owned by any one organisation and can be purchased, alongside stickers and bunting from the Hampshire Flag Company.