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Holiday Date
New Year's Day
New Year's Day marks the start of a new year in the Gregorian calendar, the official calendar used in the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
2nd January
January 2 is an annual bank holiday and the last day of the Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Scotland.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, marks the visit of the three wise men, or Magi, to Jesus and Jesus' baptism, which was performed by John the Baptist. This event is observed in the United Kingdom on January 6 each year.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom celebrate the Nativity of Christ (Jesus' birth) on the Orthodox Christmas Day.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Orthodox New Year
Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom mark the start of a new calendar year on either January 1 or 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Burns Night
Burns Night celebrates the life and work of Robert Burns and Scottish culture in general. It is on or around January 25 each year.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year in the United Kingdom (UK) marks the start of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the UK as a day of love and falls on February 14 every year.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Maha Shivaratri
Friday, February 21, 2020
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday in the United Kingdom.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Carnival / Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday is a Christian observance in the United Kingdom. It is the first day of Lent.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
St. David's Day
People in Wales and Welsh communities around the world celebrate the life of their patron saint, St David, and the culture of their country on St David’s Day.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Holi is a spring festival of colors celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and others. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the upcoming season of spring. The festival can last up to sixteen days.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day remembers the life and deeds of St Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints. It also celebrates Irish culture.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020
Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven, and returned.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday, or Mother's Day, is traditionally a day to visit your mother church. It is now an occasion to bring gifts to your own mother.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday in the United Kingdom celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Maundy Thursday
Many Christians in the United Kingdom celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
First day of Passover
Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Good Friday
Good Friday is just before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in the United Kingdom.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection. The Easter egg hunt is one of the most popular Easter traditions
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is a bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but not in Scotland.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Last day of Passover
On the 8th and last day of Passover, Jews in the UK commemorate the Parting of the Red Sea and the Israelites' escape from Egypt.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Orthodox Good Friday
Many Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday, also known as Holy Friday.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Many Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Orthodox Easter
Many Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom commemorate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Day, also known as Pascha.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Orthodox Easter Monday
Many Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
Monday, April 20, 2020
Yom HaShoah
Yom Hashoah, held on the 27th day of the month of Nisan, remembers the Holocaust victims who died during World War II.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Stephen Lawrence Day
Stephen Lawrence Day is an annual observance in the UK commemorating the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
St. George's Day
St George's Day in England is a celebration of Saint George, a Christian martyr and soldier in the Roman army.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Shakespeare Day
National Shakespeare Day, also known as Shakespeare Day, is annually held on April 23.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Ramadan Start
Muslims in the United Kingdom welcome Ramadan as a period of fasting, self-evaluation, and spiritual growth.
Friday, April 24, 2020
Yom HaAtzmaut
Celebrated on the fifth day of the Jewish month of Iyar, Yom Ha’Atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Early May Bank Holiday
May Day, or the Early May Bank holiday, is on the first Monday of May each year.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Lag B'Omer
Jewish people observe Lag BaOmer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Power, is the holiest day of the Islamic calendar year.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Eid ul Fitr
Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim celebration that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Spring Bank Holiday
The spring bank holiday in the United Kingdom is on the last Monday of May each year.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among Jewish people in the UK.
Friday, May 29, 2020
Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Whit Monday
Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday, which is the first Sunday after Pentecost, is a Christian feast that is observed in many churches in the United Kingdom.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Queen's Birthday
The Queen's birthday, also known as the Queen's Official Birthday, is celebrated in many Commonwealth countries around the world. It is a public holiday in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Gibraltar, although on different dates.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Father's Day
Father's Day in the United Kingdom honors fathers and celebrates fatherhood.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Windrush Day
Windrush Day is an annual observance in the UK honoring the British Caribbean community.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Battle of the Boyne
Orangemen's Day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Battle of the Boyne observed
Orangemen's Day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Tisha B'Av
Tisha B’Av is a Jewish day of mourning, which falls on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Eid ul Adha
Eid ul-Adha is an Islamic festival to remember Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to God.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Raksha Bandhan
Monday, August 3, 2020
Summer Bank Holiday
The summer bank holiday is on the first Monday of August in Scotland and the last Monday of August in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Assumption of Mary
The feast of the Dormition or Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated by some Christian denominations in the United Kingdom on August 15.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Muharram/Islamic New Year
The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the Islamic New Year.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday, August 22, 2020
On Ashura, many Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn Ali.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Summer Bank Holiday
The summer bank holiday is on the first Monday of August in Scotland and the last Monday of August in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashanah, also spelled Rosh Hashana, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is arguably the holiest of the Jewish holidays. It is celebrated in October or November.
Monday, September 28, 2020
First day of Sukkot
Sukkot is a Jewish holiday lasting 7 days. It begins on the 15th of Tishrei, which falls into September or October.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Many churches in the United Kingdom celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi to honor St Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, on October 4 each year.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Hoshana Rabbah
Jewish people in the UK celebrate Hoshana Rabbah, also spelled Hoshana Raba, on the last day of the Sukkot festival.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Shemini Atzeret
Shemini Atzeret, also spelled Shmini Atzeret, is a joyous Jewish holiday that immediately follows the Sukkot festival.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Milad un Nabi, also called Mawlid, marks the birthday of prophet Muhammad.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Halloween is an observance celebrated at the end of October by holding parties, dressing up and going 'trick-or-treating'.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Saints' Day
Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, each year.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
All Souls' Day
All Souls’ Day is observed among some Christian communities in the United Kingdom on November 2 each year.
Monday, November 2, 2020
Guy Fawkes Day
Guy Fawkes' Night, or Bonfire Night, commemorates the prevention of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Remembrance Sunday
The United Kingdom observes Remembrance Day to remember those who sacrificed their lives during wars and conflicts, including World War I.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
First Sunday of Advent
The first Sunday in Advent is the start of the liturgical or church year for many Christians as well as the Christmas season for people in the United Kingdom (UK).
Sunday, November 29, 2020
St Andrew's Day
St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St Andrew's Day is a bank holiday in Scotland.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the conception of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, on December 8 each year.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
First Day of Hanukkah
Jewish people around the world celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate an event traditionally termed the miracle of the cruse of oil.
Friday, December 11, 2020
Last day of Hanukkah
The eighth and last day of Hanukkah marks the end of a period in which Jews commemorate the miracle of the cruse of oil.
Friday, December 18, 2020
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day. It is not a public holiday in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a holiday that traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ's birth. It is on December 25 in the United Kingdom.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Boxing Day
Boxing Day is a holiday in the United Kingdom that falls on December 26 each year.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Substitute Bank Holiday for Boxing Day
December 28 is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom only in some years, depending on which day Christmas Day or Boxing Day occur.
Monday, December 28, 2020
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay in Scotland, is the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
Thursday, December 31, 2020