Reasons to love Somerset: why we love the West Country county as annual celebration day takes place online

The county is known for its fantastic festivals and stunning views. Credit: PA images

Like many other events scheduled to be taking place now, celebrations for Somerset Day 2020 have been cancelled because of the lockdown.

That has not stopped people getting together to mark the occasion though.This year's celebration of the fabulous West Country county is taking place online, with people encouraged to share everything they love about Somerset on social media.

The team responsible for organising the annual festivities has launched 'Why I love Somerset' - a campaign to replace the hundreds of cancelled events that were planned for villages, communities and towns across the county.

Instead, people are being asked to tell their online followers everything they love about it - whether that is through dancing, singing, baking, or painting.

We thought we would get involved here at ITV West Country.

  • The biggest music festival in the world

People from all over the world try to snap up tickets for the festival, held on Worthy Farm. Credit: PA images

Somerset is home to the biggest music festival in the world - Glastonbury.

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis had been gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary in style this year, but the coronavirus outbreak forced them to call it off.

However, they have promised it will be back bigger and better than ever in 2021.

  • The Somerset Carnivals

Thousands of people attend the carnivals every year. Credit: ITV West Country

Crowds of up to 150,000 people fill the streets of Somerset's towns and villages for carnival season, which kicks off every November.

It is regarded as the largest illuminated procession in the world and takes place in Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Weston-super-Mare.

The carnival carts for each circuit are designed and built by carnival clubs from all over the West Country.

WATCH: A pied piper played on Glastonbury Tor to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day:

  • The Royal Bath and West Show

Judging cheese isn't a bad job... Credit: PA images

It is one of the country's biggest celebrations of rural life and where better to put it than in Somerset?

The county is home to two of the world's greatest tasting treats - cider and cheese - so this annual celebration always sees plenty of both.

It hosts the prestigious British Cider Championships and the equally prestigious British Cheese Awards.

We are at the showground for it every year.

  • WATCH: The CEO of Visit Somerset on why he loves the county

  • INCREDIBLE drone pictures

If you have a drone, you should definitely be flying it over Somerset.

Our resident drone operators at ITV West Country have captured the county in all its glory from the clouds - and the results are always spectacular.

  • The Wurzels

Everyone loves a bit of The Wurzels after a few ciders. Credit: PA images

What's not to love?!

The Scrumpy and Western band is best known for the number one hit The Combine Harvester.

Don't pretend you don't know it...

The idea is for you to get involved too!

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