Yorkshire Day is an important celebration that reflects the belief and practice of preserving a place’s culture and traditions during times of turmoil. The celebration began with a simple reading. It now includes everything related to Yorkshire, including history and military customs. This day is celebrated by a healthy percentage of the population, and most of them do so in a manner similar to other celebrations. It started small, but now there is a small culture behind it.
Yorkshire Day is a day for remembering and celebrating Yorkshire, the largest county of the UK. It was originally created as a military holiday. However, it has its roots in more than just a few things. These include the 1834 emancipation and some military customs. There have also been protests over losing Yorkshire’s cultural identity. This military custom was originally called Minden Day and later added five regiments to the tradition.
The military allowed regiments to wear roses in their headdresses; however, the original Light Infantry used a white rose rather than the red rose. In honor of William Wilberforce who fought for emancipation, the emancipation anniversary will be celebrated. Protests took place against 1974’s Local Government reorganization. Yorkshire’s rich history of change has not allowed it to be changed. It has maintained its old world appeal, and has been more well-known worldwide.
To ‘properly follow tradition’, one must read The Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity. This declaration identifies the boundaries within which Yorkshire County and City exist and thrive. This declaration is intended to strengthen the bonds one has with his or her compatriots and to preserve tradition. It also aims to not allow any individual or body to change this. The Yorkshire Ridings Society makes the Declaration four times while in York.
Spoken one time in the City of York and another once in each of the Ridings or jurisdictions within Yorkshire. They start at the City of York’s gatehouses. After moving along the wall, they can cross into the different jurisdictions using the old gatehouses. The Declaration is then spoken and returned to York via the next gatehouse. They would then speak the Declaration in York’s gatehouse. In keeping with an old tradition, the Yorkshire Ridings Society actually does this every year.