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St Edmund's Day 2020

St Edmund's Day 2020
Start Date: 20 November 2020
End Date: 20 November 2020

Bury St Edmunds

St Edmund's Day on November 20 is celebrated every year in Bury St Edmunds and across the world.

Bury St Edmunds takes its name from King Edmund, the original Patron Saint of England and King of East Anglia, whose shrine at the Abbey of St Edmund was once one of the most famous and wealthy pilgrimage sites in England.

Each year in Bury St Edmunds businesses in the town decorate their properties with bunting and the flag of St Edmund!

St Edmund's Day in 2020 will mark the finale of a  year of celebrations planned to commemorate the 1000 year anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund in 2020.

Plans are in hand for three evening Spectacle of Light shows on 20, 21 and 22 November, starting on St Edmund's Day (November 20), projecting images of illuminated manuscripts from the Abbey of St Edmund onto historic buildings plus a light trail through the Abbey ruins in partnership with West Suffolk College. 

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