Saturday, 27 July 2013

How to celebrate Yorkshire Day - 1st August

This year I will be celebrating Yorkshire Day in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. I love Yorkshire so much, I even holiday there! Now everyone makes a huge fuss about St. Patrick's Day when they are not Irish, so why not give celebrating Yorkshire Day a try. I'm sure we can drink just as much as the Irish! Here's some of the key ingredients to a fabulous Yorkshire Day. Ee by gum its going t' be a reyt good un'!

How to celebrate Yorkshire Day
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Pontefract Cakes (Liquorice)
Yorkshire Puddings (How about for breakfast?! - love this recipe from my sister on Bilberry Tart - One of my faves)
Barnsley Chop
How to celebrate Yorkshire Day
Wensleydale cheese - available here


Yorkshire Tea
One of the many local ales and beers such as Barnsley Gold, Jorvik Blonde

How to celebrate Yorkshire Day
Yorkshire Tea - available here


White Rose bunting.
Sheffield steel cutlery.
Pit lamps.
Yorkshire pudding pillow.
Nobody's perfect pillow above.
How to celebrate Yorkshire Day
Yorkshire Pudding pillow - available here


Arctic Monkeys


Flat cap and whippet are essential


Traditional games include Rhubarb thrashing (where you literally stand in dustbins and hit each other with rhubarb!), nipsy, knur and spell. For further info visit this site full of traditional games.

Some slang to try out at your party

laikin' - playing
spice- sweets
wang - throw
bairn - child
bray - beat up
chelpin - talking
gi' or - give over
fuddle - a bring and share type party
mardy - sulky
nesh - cold
a Scarborough warning - final warning of bad behaviour.

Finish up your evening relaxing with a nice film..

Four lions
The Damned United (One of my favourite films ever featuring one of my favourite actors Michael Sheen. Good lad!)
Brassed Off
The Full Monty
How to celebrate Yorkshire Day
Brassed Off - available here

Or a book.

Any of the Brontë's amazing works.
Dracula by Bram Stoker

Events taking place

If you would like to visit a Yorkshire Day event, there are some suggestions here.

Now all you need to do is practice the Yorkshire mantra whilst sipping a brew of Yorkshire tea.

'Ear all, see all, say nowt; Eyt all, sup all, pay nowt; And if ivver tha does owt fer nowt -Allus do it fer thissen.'

For those of you who are not aficionados with the Yorkshire language, this loosely translates as 'Hear all, see all, say nothing; Eat all, drink all, pay nothing; And if ever you do anything for nothing - always do it for yourself.'

Hope you have a fab Yorkshire Day whatever you are up to. Si thee later!


  1. Whoop whoop Yorkshire day! I love Parkin!

  2. Really enjoyed this post. Especially your section on 'slang' - our dialect makes me smile! My personal favourite: "tin tin tin", translated as "it isn't in the tin."

    1. Thanks very much lovely. Hope you enjoyed your Yorkshire Day in sunny Spain! x