And to mark the occasion, we’ve decided to take a video snapshot of life across the area on that day.
We are encouraging readers to take video and photos on Friday to be included in the film.
It could be taken anywhere across the region – at famous landmarks or it could be more simple everyday things like the daily walk to school or walking the dog.
Our journalists will be out and about taking their own clips.
The video clips should only be around ten seconds long.
Please send any video or photo contributions to [email protected]