Northumberland Day: How county plans to celebrate during lockdown

Northumberland residents are being asked to show their love for the county on its special day.
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Although community celebrations have been cancelled, a ‘virtual’ package of fun things to do, think about and share on Sunday, May 24 has been compiled by event organisers.

First and foremost, they want proud Northumbrians to still celebrate their county by hanging out and flying the Northumberland flag, decorating windows, dressing in red and yellow colours and taking pictures wherever it is possible to do so at the present time.They have also created a touching social media asset, which will be available for download at This references the red and yellow heart in the Northumberland Day logo and which says ‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart’.

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Also to be found on the website is a quiz that is Northumberland Day’s thank you to the passionate businesses, schools and individuals who have helped make the past three Northumberland Days so successful. One winner stands to bag a £100 Amazon voucher.

Longstone Island.Longstone Island.
Longstone Island.

Kids will also find a special message to them penned by mascot, Northumbear. They can also find details of a writing competition, a wordsquare and other fun diversions.

Parents struggling with fresh ideas for home schooling can also take advantage of two education packs.

For adults, there is a pub quiz at 6.30pm online. All you need is a computer that will play sound, or two smartphones or tablets. You will be able to find the link to the multiple-choice answers on Facebook from 6pm and you will have to fill in your name and contact details in case you win.

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Winners and runners up will be rewarded with a variety of prizes including a £50 Amazon voucher, a chess set and prizes courtesy of 'Taste of Northumbria' in Alnwick.

A Northumberland Day parade in Beadnell.A Northumberland Day parade in Beadnell.
A Northumberland Day parade in Beadnell.

Northumberland Day organiser, Jane Hunt, said: “Our original plans may have been postponed until next year, but we have created a lot of fun things to do, so that everyone can celebrate.

“Northumberland Day is all about a strong community displaying its pride in its county and that can be done from home, outside front doorsteps and through window displays.

“We can still all do something to celebrate.”

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Northumbear, the official mascot of Northumberland Day.Northumbear, the official mascot of Northumberland Day.
Northumbear, the official mascot of Northumberland Day.

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