Lincolnshire Day: A chance to celebrate all that is great about our county
Yellowbellies will be flying the flag for Lincolnshire as the county marks its big day of celebration on October 1.
Lincolnshire Day recognises the anniversary of the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536, a Catholic revolt against the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII.
The annual event began in 2006.
It aims to encourage newer county residents and those whose families have lived here for generations to celebrate our fine food, culture, heritage and traditions.
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People wear yellow, communities get together, and workplaces are decked with Lincolnshire flags.
Kate Scott, deputy headteacher at Hartsholme Academy, in Lincoln, said October 1 is an opportunity for children to discover more about their county.
"We will be talking about the achievements of people like Sir Isaac Newton and later in the year we are planning to plant seed we have from the tree at Woolsthorpe Manor," she said.
"Key Stage 1 are doing a big focus on Roman Lincoln and Lincolnshire Day means children get to learn more about where they live and the county of Lincolnshire."
Lincoln Cathedral is hosting an open day on October 1 and admission is free.
Stuart Parker, area secretary of the Ramblers' Association in Lincolnshire, is organising a walk in Market Rasen on Lincolnshire Day.
"I will be flying the Lincolnshire flag from my rucksack," he said.
"I'm an adopted Yellowbelly originally from Suffolk, having lived here for 25 years.
"It's great to promote Lincolnshire as well as all the food that the farms produce.
"It's also great to get out and about in the countryside which allows you to discover the wonderful walks."
Anyone who wants to join the walk should meet at 10.30am in the market place. The walk will be in part of Willingham Woods.
Kate Fenn, civic manager at the City of Lincoln Council, said the authority is pleased to be supporting the big day.
"We are proud to fly the Lincolnshire flag from the Guildhall on Lincolnshire Day," she said.
"The day is a great opportunity for all of us who live in Lincolnshire to celebrate what is great about our county."