Queene's Day

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Queene's Day
Significance accession of Queen Elizabeth I to the throne in 1558
Date November 17
Next time 17 November 2017 (2017-11-17)
Frequency annual

Queene's Day celebrates the accession of Queen Elizabeth I to the throne of England on November 17, 1558. Observance of the accession was a national holiday in England and Wales for about 300 years, often with the building of enormous bonfires. It was revived in the village of Berry Pomeroy in Devon in 2005.[1]

Celebrations begin with evensong in the Berry Pomeroy parish church and culminate with a bonfire in the adjacent field, upon which is burned an effigy of Satan.


  1. ^ "Queene's day revival continues". Western Morning News. Plymouth, Devon. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2012.  (subscription required)