It’s 2022 and Northumberland Day is finally back in the format many people grew to love before the pandemic hit.  For the first time since 2019, we can actually plan to do things outdoors and encourage people to celebrate together!


Northumberland Day is the county day of Northumberland.  It is a privately run and privately funded initiative (so please don’t moan at us about Council matters or politics, or spending public money, as we are not involved with any of that).  Everything is just run on the basis of passion and dedication to this celebration and by one person!


Because it’s passion that drives Northumberland Day, we need YOU.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a community volunteer, a school, a family, a retail outlet, a visitor attraction or something else, YOU can make a difference, just by waving a flag, following us on social media or decorating your home or business.


We also love it when people want to sponsor an award or initiative, so if you can do that, please get in touch.


So what about 2022?  Well, we have a Scarecrow Challenge and an exciting Northumbear’s Apprentices Challenge.


We also have the return of our Northumbies Awards, to reward those who celebrate.


Given the huge success of our Letter to Northumbear school writing contest in 2021, we are bringing that back in a slightly different guise, with new categories for 2022.


We are launching a new Northumbear Children’s Club, with a newsletter for children, full of fun and games.


And, most importantly, we have our Northumberland Day Food Bank Challenge, where we will be aiming to collect as many red and yellow food items as we can, to donate to Northumberland’s Food Banks.  Watch out for a special initiative within this one!


Last, but not least, we will encourage everyone out there to lay on Northumberland Day themed events, to help celebrate.


Head to individual website pages to find out more and don’t forget about our education pack resources on our education page.  All past education packs are there for your school’s use.

Event Line Up

View the fortnight of activities and community events taking place throughout Northumberland, celebrating all things Northumbrian.

Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved from staging an event, spreading the word, decorating your home and vehicle and many more

Northumberland Day

Northumberland Day is an initiative which was the idea of Lancashire-based PR consultancy, Catapult PR, and which was created for its client Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on- Tyne, which launched and championed the day.  It was realised thanks to the support of passionate Northumbrians, from all walks of life, who helped bring it to fruition. Its ethos is to generate pride in everything Northumbrian, past and present, from culture, heritage and arts and crafts, to food and drink, landscape and sporting and community life. The day continues to be financed by Catapult PR.

The first-ever Northumberland Day took place on Sunday 28 May 2017 – a day set amidst a fortnight of events, activities and community celebrations organised by proud and committed Northumbrians and adopted Northumbrians, in locations across the whole of the county.    Northumberland Day 2022 will take place on Sunday May 29, 2022, and will again be part of a fortnight of activities, events, celebrations and schools initiatives.  It will also, once again, feature the hugely popular ‘Northumbie’ Awards.  To find out more, please click the button below.

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