Happy Sussex Day from the Hastings Observer

Today is Sussex Day, when people are encouraged to join together and celebrate the finest county in all of England.

The annual celebration of all things Sussex has been running since 2007.

June 16 was chosen as the date as it is also St Richard's Day - remembering the county's patron saint.

St Richard was Bishop of Chichester from 1245 until his death in 1253.

Despite now being in its third year, Sussex Day goes largely unnoticed by residents, with few people doing anything special to mark the occasion.

One place where there will be a very pro-Sussex atmosphere though is at Hove's County Ground, where the Sussex Sharks take on the Gloucestershire Gladiators at Twenty20.

If you are stuck for anything to do, maybe you could enjoy a pint of local ale alongside a traditional Sussex meal.

Among the top local dishes are Sussex Arundel Mullets and Sussex Lardy Johns.

Or you could have a good old Sussex sing song, with classics such as Donkey Riding.

Whatever you are doing, do it with a Sussex smile on your face.

Are you going anything here in 1066 Country to celebrate the day? If so, drop us an email at richard.morris@jpress.co.uk.