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Celebrate Sussex Day 2021 in Sussex by the Sea

Did you know Sussex has it's very own special day?

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Sussex is a large, and beautiful county that has so much to celebrate, with a wealth of history, architecture, culture, beautiful coastline, the glorious South Downs National Park, and towns and villages as diverse as the people that populate them.

Put the 16th of June in your diary and celebrate - every year.



Discover (at least) Ten Top ways that YOU can celebrate Sussex Day, in person and safely online, at home in 2021.


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1. Fly the Flag and Sing the Song!

The flag is resplendent in blue (to echo the sea) and yellow 'martlets' (extinct birds sadly) to reflect the colour of sunshine.

Search online for Sussex Flag to purchase your flag and bunting.


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2. Read about the origins of "Sussex by the Sea"

The county's unofficial anthem "Good Old Sussex by the Sea" is rousing enough to stir the soul of residents and visitors alike!

Take a listen here and discover the county motto "We wun't be druv"

The anthem was written by William Ward-Higgs in South Bersted, Bognor Regis and has a fascinating history going back to WW1
Played at many events and official occasions throughout both East and West Sussex and even adopted by Brighton and Hove Football Club, it's definitely a great singalong!
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3. Event Organisers

If you are planning an event in the middle of June, even if it is 'online only' under Covid-19 restrictions - why not adopt a 'Sussex Day' theme?
See lots of useful advice on holding and event at: and let us know of any plans that you may have at:
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4. Discover Sussex Wildlife

With wonderful countryside, parks, beaches and walks there are plenty of opportunities to observe nature in Sussex - all year round.

For example, sites like WWT Arundel, RSPB Pulborough Brooks and Pagham Harbour Nature Reserves  Littlehampton's West Beach and Climping Beach and of course the ever present South Downs National Park 

Please check the websites and social media for latest opening and social distancing information at each venue.


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5. Sussex History - Explore more of the Sussex story at one of our local museums

There are wonderful museums telling the local history of Sussex at ArundelBognor  RegisLittlehampton and Rustington as well as nearby Chichester's Novium Museum and the marvellous Weald & Downland Museum.
All of these are well worth a visit, whether in person by paying visit virtually, via ther websites and social media and in some cases, enjoy an online tour.

 Arundel Castle 

This fabulous icon of West Sussex has nearly a 1,000 years of Sussex and English history, discover and experience stories of life within it's ramparts and in it's glorious gardens. If you ever thought history was boring, this will change your mind!

Read the latest information on re-opening for the gardens, castle interior and planned events from Easter to October 2021 at:


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6. Soak up the Sussex sunshine and celebrate our seaside award winning beaches

Slap on plenty of sun cream, and imagine yourself on one of our wonderful beaches  Plan your activities or relaxation with all the weather, tides and other useful information you need.
Please take note of current Social Distancing and Safety Notices and latest news on the Know Before You Go page along with our social media channels.

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7. Enjoy Sussex by the Sea's Outdoor Spaces

Enjoy the summer trees and plants in one of the district's many award winning parks 
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8. Discover Sussex Day on Social.

See all the latest news and ideas direct from many attractions and event organisers in Sussex by the Sea.

Follow Sussex by the Sea on Facebook and Twitter  and  Instagram  to see, comment and share your Sussex pictures and stories.

Celebrate our county day by adding a Sussex Day Frame to your profile picture. 
Simply search “Sussex Day 2021” in the relevant profile picture frame settings.

Try using these hashtags to find more inspiration on Sussex Day and all year round:

#SussexDay #SussexByTheSeasons  #WestSussexWishlist  #SummerInWestSussex  #LoveSouthEastEngland and #EscapeTheEveryDay


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9. Browse the free Sussex by the Sea Visitor Guide for Inspiration

Plan your next Sussex by the Sea visit and activities in the online colourful guide that's packed full of ideas for things to do and places to visit in and around Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and the South Downs.


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10. Discover wider West Sussex

There's more to discover across the beautiful county of West Sussex
Search for even more ideas and inspiration at:



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