THE English flag will fly from Huddersfield Town Hall tomorrow – as a new survey suggests one in eight people find it embarrassing.
Kirklees Council will fly the cross of St George from its town halls in Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley and Cleckheaton to mark the national day.
Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre will feature a special dragon display in its window which has been created with the help of local schools.
There will be a colouring competition for children and prizes available in two age groups five to seven, and eight to 11. Flags and freebies will also be available.
Nearby Holmfirth Library and Information Centre is running an illustrated poetry competition with local schools.
And there will be a coffee morning at Huddersfield Tourist Information Centre on Albion Street between 10am and 12 noon with souvenirs will be on sale.
But the celebrations come as a new survey suggests many English people are uncomfortable with St George’s Day. The YouGov poll found one in eight people were embarrassed by the English flag, with most worried it is connected to extremists.
Seven out of ten young people don’t know that April 23 is England’s national day while nearly half of the population know nothing about St George’s life.