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June 11th, 2018.

Sussex Day will be celebrated in Seaford this Saturday, the 16th of June, with a short ceremony organised by Seaford Town Council at the Martello Tower.

Seaford Town Crier, Peter White, will cry a Seaford version of a ‘Sussex Day Cry’ at 12 noon and send good wishes to the newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Linda Wallraven will then raise the Sussex flag at the Lifeguards huts near the Martello Kiosk. The Seaford Silver Band will be playing and everyone will have the opportunity to join in with the singing of ‘Sussex by the Sea’. Song sheets will be available.
Sussex Day is traditionally observed on the 16th of June each year to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of Sussex. The event takes place on St Richard's Day, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, the patron saint of Sussex. The date marks the anniversary of the translation of St Richard's body from its original burial place in the nave of Chichester Cathedral to an elaborate shrine at the Cathedral on the 16th of June 1276.

The idea of Sussex Day originally came from a Worthing resident who suggested it to the leader of West Sussex County Council in 2006. Sussex Day was first officially recognised in 2007.