Devon Day is here, are you celebrating?
Down here in Torbay, South Devon, we think we’ve all just about recovered from the Torbay Air Show 2018.
Today, 4th June, marks a very special day in the calendar, at least for Devon. Devon Day is here and we’ve got some great tips to help you celebrate the day.
But first, a spot of history.
Devon Day – The beginning
Devon Day is the celebration of all the things that makes Devon amazing.
It all began with a young chap called Saint Petroc or Petrock, probably the son of an unnamed Welsh King.
Saint Petroc ministered to Devon & Cornwall and in Devon you will find numerous dedications to him.
Across the county there is some 17 dedications to Saint Petroc, who, and legend says, went on a pilgrimage to Rome by way of Brittany.
Closer to home and within the old Roman walls of Exeter there is another dedication to this great saint.
He also features in the names of a couple of villages including Petrockstowe and Newton St Petroc.
#DevonDay on Social Media
The easiest way for you to get involved in Devon Day is to use the hashtag #DevonDay on your social media posts.
We have got word, at least on the grape vine, that last year we got the hashtag trending in the top 5 for over 10 hours.
So grab your smartphone and head over to twitter to take part in a #DevonDay trend.
Seeing as you’re there, you can give us a follow too, but we already know you’re following us, right?
Devon Cream Tea
Jam before cream, cream before jam, does it really matter? They both taste delicious…
The traditional Devon Cream Tea is to pop the cream on your scone long before a dollop of jam.
The tradition, and we learned something here, comes from when jam was so expensive to buy.
So find yourself a quaint little tea room, and believe us there are a fair few around Torbay and Devon, and have yourself a Devon Cream Tea to celebrate Devon Day.
Or if you can’t get out the office, get yourself to your nearest shop and buy a round of scones for yourself and the staff, of course.
A Devonshire Crab Tea Recipe
Love crab? That’s good because today would be a great day to sample any one of the Devonshire crab recipes.
You can either visit anyone of the many restaurants around Devon serving up a tasty Crab supper or if you’re feeling adventurous make your own.
If you’re in Torbay you can guarantee that the crab you will be eating, at some restaurants, will be freshly caught that morning in Brixham.
We quite like the sound of the Crab Linguine with chilli and parsley.
Devon Day at the Races
Head to the Newton Abbot Horse Racecourse and either the 14:20 or 17:25 race.
An action packed day on any occassion, but seeing as today is Devon Day you never know you might just have that big win you’ve always wanted.
Tickets and prices are available on the official Newton Abbot Racecourse website.
A day at the beach
Nothing says Devon, more than a day at the beach.
Grab your bucket, and your spade, smoother the sun cream and take inthe breathtaking views of some of Devon’s beautiful beaches.
In Torbay we have a whole selection of award winning beaches for you to choose from, we highly recommend Torquay, Paignton and of course Preston beaches for a visit.