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Sussex day: Where Seagulls wear top hats and sip tea

On June 16th, residents of Sussex come together to celebrate Sussex Day, an occasion that honors the county’s rich heritage and all the things that make it exceptional. This date holds significance as it coincides with St Richard’s Day, commemorating the life of St Richard, the esteemed Bishop of Chichester from 1245 to 1253

Sussex Day message from Councillor Pete Bradbury, Chairman of West Sussex County Council.
“We’ve already enjoyed the Coronation of King Charles III this year and now we have another chance to celebrate, this time Sussex Day on 16 June.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget just what a great county we live in. Sussex Day is an opportunity to pause and appreciate this wonderful part of the world that’s home to almost 900,000 people and that welcomes tens of thousands more each year as visitors from across the world.

At the County Council, we encourage communities to come together, take advantage of everything our county has to offer and support our vibrant and prosperous economy.

As we’re heading into the summer, you could explore the stunning array of walks in our beautiful countryside or along our 50 miles of coastline, or discover the county’s vast selection of art, culture, heritage, nature, events, venues, sport and eateries.

Take a look at our Experience West Sussex website for inspiration on what to enjoy right here on our doorstep.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and healthy Sussex Day 2023 and hope you will discover something new to enjoy in our county.”

Huw Merriman MP Tweeted “Happy #SussexDay to all my constituents! From the historic Battle Abbey to the culturally enriching De La Warr Pavilion, the incredible local vineyards and stunning beaches and countryside there is so much to be celebrated right on our doorstep!”

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