Lancashire Day is held on 27 November. It commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament.
Curated by the Friends of Real Lancashire, it was first observed in 1996 with the loyal toast to "The Queen, Duke of Lancaster", and is open to celebration from everywhere within the county palatine. The day since has been widely publicised, including mentions on the BBC website and in the local press. The day receives support from both district councils and Lancashire County Council; Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council has resolved to support the day every year. Many towns throughout the historic county host events on the day, most notably readings of the Lancashire Day Proclamation.
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.
- BBC- Lancastrians' pride in heritage
- This is Lancashire, accessed 11 January 2009
- Lancaster City Council - Meeting of the Lancaster City Council. 17 December 2003 (PDF)
- Wyre Borough Council - Lanky Rules OK On Wyre’s Lancashire Day
- Lancashire County Council - News: Lancashire Day Fun
- Bolton MBC Council Minutes 27 August 2008, accessed 7 August 2013