Tomorrow is Yorkshire Day and we have been thinking of many ways that we could celebrate. We are proud to be Yorkshire born and bred and we want to celebrate in true Yorkshire style. If you would like to join us in celebrating, here are some ideas to get you started.
Wear a flat cap all day long. If you would like to take your celebrations further you could even sleep in it! Our team members will be wearing their flat caps tomorrow.
Drink a cup of Yorkshire Tea and eat a slice of Parkin. Parkin and tea go so well together. Parkin and Yorkshire Tea is an even better combination! On Yorkshire Day how could you drink anything less?
Read anything by the Bronte sisters. These books are quite long so if you find yourself nodding off sing 'Ilkla Moor Baht 'at' to wake yourself up.
For tea (not dinner) eat as many Yorkshire Puddings as possible. They must be homemade and if you are going to have anything with them it must be roast beef. If you need a Yorkshire Pudding Recipe we have one in our recipes section.
Watch episodes of Last Of The Summer Wine back to back. This great show ran for 37 years so this should keep you busy.
Attempt to says 'chuffed' at least 20 times throughout the day. Many people outside our county may not know what chuffed means but we know it's a wonderful thing to be.
Have a good old Yorkshire laugh. People who aren't from Yorkshire might think that we are stubborn but at least we know how to have a laugh. We asked our social media friends for there best Yorkshire jokes. Here are a few of our favourites.
A Yorkshire shopkeeper was being interviewed about the EU referendum and its possible effects on his business. The interviewer asked, “What do you think of Brexit?" The man replied, "If thar Brexit thar pays for it!" Shared by John Dale
“Twerk” 1) To dance using predominantly your bum. 2) Where Yorkshire people go Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Shared by Shona Wilson
What’s a Yorkshire man’s favourite weapon? His t’rifle. Shared by Paul Phoenix
Yorkshire man takes his cat to the vet. Yorkshireman: "Ayup, lad, I need to talk to thee about me cat." Vet: "Is it a tom?" Yorkshireman: "Nay, I've browt it with us." Shared by Chris Hough and SOS Business & Office Supplies
We have over 400 Yorkshire suppliers and we find it hard to squeeze all of our celebrations into just one day. The year we have decided to turn Yorkshire Day into Yorkshire Week. Many of our suppliers be sampling their delicious products in our shops and we will also be sampling our homemade produce. (See our What's On section for more details.) Come and join us and taste our wonderful county.
Happy Yorkshire Day!