United Kingdom has a total of 94 holidays in 2020. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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