The first-ever Cavan Day – Saturday, 26th September – is fast approaching and already messages are flooding in from all over the globe, with Cavan people and friends of the county from all corners of the globe sending well wishes to the worldwide Cavan family.
‘Cavan Day’ is an online celebration of Cavan, its people, its heritage, its friends and its global cultural imprint. Taking place in lieu of the planned ‘Cavan Calling’ festival, which will now take place in 2021, Cavan Day will see Cavan people, their descendants, and those with a fondness for the county, celebrate their connection to Cavan, maybe you can wear the Cavan colours of blue and white, fly the flag, make a short video and take to the world wide web to share messages, photos or treasured memories of what Cavan means to you.
A highlight of the day will be a special ‘Cavan Day’ live show which will broadcast live on Cavan TV and on YouTube (See bit.ly/cavanday) at 5pm Irish time; 1pm, New York; 3am on 27th in Sydney) with interviews with some of the Breffni County’s best-known figures across the world of sport, arts, food, and business, along with messages from Cavan people around the globe.
Stars such as actor Chris Noth (‘Mr Big’, Sex and the City), chef Neven Maguire, comedian and TV presenter Kevin McGahern, footballer Leanne Kiernan, handball world champion Paul Brady, writer Michael Harding, and actors Aaron Monaghan and Derbhle Crotty will all feature in this magazine-style show, presented by Louise O’Reilly (IrishTV) and directed by renowned filmmaker Alan Bradley, the man behind RTÉ’s Virginia Show and Seán Boylan documentaries.
The many Cavan associations and societies and friends of Cavan around the world have also been sending messages of support, with greetings from New York, London, Philadelphia, Toronto, Auckland, Sydney, Kürnach in Germany, Jaunay-Marigny in France, and Cavan-Monaghan in Canada emphasising the truly global spread of the Cavan family.
We hope that this event can give friends of Cavan at home and abroad a lift following what has been an incredibly difficult year, and help set the scene for a brighter future, where we can all meet in person at Cavan Calling 2021!
Get Involved in #CavanDay!
There are many ways to get involved:
- Watch the Cavan Day Live broadcast at ly/cavanday, or on Cavan TV. (5pm Irish time; 1pm New York, Philadelphia, Toronto; 3am Sunday 27th in Sydney)
- Post a picture of a favourite Cavan place, memory, or connection to the #CavanDay hashtag on your preferred social network
- If you are overseas, put on the Cavan colours (blue and white) or fly the flag and post a picture of yourself at home or at a local landmark, to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, using the #CavanDay hashtag
- Post a video greeting to family, friends, or the Cavan diaspora, and post to social media, using the #CavanDay hashtag
- Share a treasured memory of visits home, your connection to Cavan or Cavan ancestry, using the #CavanDay hashtag
To stay informed about Cavan Day, follow @cavancalling and the #CavanDay hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.