The countdown to one of the biggest events in the county’s calendar has officially begun, with 12 March marking 100 days until we come together to celebrate everything there is to love about Suffolk.
Suffolk Day is returning for its third year on June 21, with everything from guided walks and treasure hunts to live broadcasts and competitions set to take place across the county. With Suffolk Day falling on a Friday for the first time, organisers are encouraging people to spread their celebrations out over the weekend too.
The day is backed by the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star, BBC Radio Suffolk, Suffolk Food Hall and Suffolk County Council – and anyone can take part.
Anybody interested in taking part can search for opportunities or register their own event on the Suffolk Day website.
One of the more poignant events on Suffolk Day will be the annual Suffolk Remembers service. Organised by St Elizabeth Hospice, and sponsored by East of England Co-Op Funeral Services, it is the opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones no longer with us by dedicating a candle in their memory.
This year, the aim is to light 5,000 candles – 1,000 more than last time – on Felixstowe seafront, on the evening of June 21. If you would like to know more, visit the Suffolk Remembers website.