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Celebrate Sussex Day in Sussex by the Sea

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

The Sussex County Flag


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

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, a packed calendar of events, large and not so large, and cities, towns and villages as diverse as the people that populate them.




The 16th June is the official day, every year to do just that - celebrate!

The county motto is "We won't be druv"; the flag is resplendent in blue (to echo the sea); yellow 'martlets' (exctinct birds sadly); the colour of sunshine; and the county song "Good Old Sussex by the Sea" is rousing enough to stir the soul of residents and visitors alike!

Read on to see a wide range of ways that YOU can celebrate Sussex Day

  1.  Event Organisers - If you are planning an event in the middle of June - why not adopt a 'Sussex Day' theme?
  2.  Find out about local Sussex Day events and more
  3.  Read about the origins of "Sussex by the Sea" the county's unofficial anthem, written by William Ward-Higgs in South Bersted, Bognor Regis
  4.  Welcome our Duke and Duchess of Sussex  and see how they might discover some hidden gems in Sussex by the Sea   
  5.  Discover Sussex Wildlife at WWT Arundel, RSPB Pulborough Brooks and Pagham Harbour Nature Reserves      
  6.  Explore more of the Sussex story at one of our local museums at ArundelBognor  RegisLittlehampton and Rustington  
  7.  Book a tour with Chichester Tour Guides  any day to suit you and discover just why the 16th June was chosen for Sussex Day     
  8.  Visit Arundel Castle - a fabulous icon of West Sussex with nearly a 1,000 years of Sussex... and English ... history
  9.  Soak up the Sussex sunshine (with plenty of sun cream of course!) on one of our award winning beaches           
  10.  Enjoy the summer trees and plants in one of the district's award winning parks 
  11.  Be inspired by some more great activities across West Sussex
  12.  Plan your next holiday or day trip to Sussex by the Sea - worth celebrating all year round! 

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