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Devon Flag

When to fly the flag

The Devon Flag Group encourage Devonians to fly the Devon Flag as often as they like - any day is a good day.

However a list of dates has been agreed by the Devon Flag Group based on local events and the annual celebrations for Devon's saints:

4 JanuarySt Rumon of Tavistock and Romansleigh
7 JanuarySt Brannock of Braunton
5 MarchSt Piran - patron saint of tin miners
7 AprilSt Brannock - as celebrated in Exeter
May BankHolidayAnniversary of first time Devon Flag Flown
at World Gig Chamionship 2003, Isles of Scilly
May/JuneDevon County Show
3 JuneSt Kevin
4 JuneSt Petroc's day
5 JuneSt Boniface of Crediton
6 JuneSt Gudwal - hermit of Devon
17 JuneSt Nectan
21/22 JuneMidsummers day
26 JuneSt Brannock - another feast day
8 JulySt Urith
13 JulySt Juthware
30 JulyAnniversary of battle against Spanish Armada off Devon
10 AugustSt Geraint of Dumnonia
30 AugustSt Rumon - feast day
26 SeptemberAnniversary of Drake's Circumnavigation of the World
2 NovemberSt Cumgar
5 NovemberSt Kea, Guy Fawkes night, and many local customs
7 NovemberSt Congar
8 DecemberSt Budoc of Plymouth
12 DecemberSt Corentin
21/22 DecemberMidwinter
31 Dec to 6 JanNew Years Eve to twelfth night

Many of the Saints mentioned above have strong links to Devon going back over a thousand years. Many are linked to strange and miraculous tales, and most are still venerated or celebrated each year on the days above.

We also suggest the Devon Flag be flown at local events such as the Dartmouth Regatta, The Hunting of the Earl of Rhone in Combe Martin etc, whenever Devon's Rugby team are playing and the day after each win.