United Kingdom has a total of 94 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 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 (substitute day)
Monday, January 4, 2021 January 2 is an annual bank holiday and the last day of the Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Scotland.
Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Epiphany marks the visit of the Magi to Jesus and celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday, January 7, 2021 Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom celebrate the Nativity of Christ (Jesus' birth) on the Orthodox Christmas Day.
Orthodox New Year
Thursday, January 14, 2021 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
Monday, January 25, 2021 Burns Night celebrates the life and work of Robert Burns and Scottish culture in general. It is on or around January 25 each year.
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years.
Chinese New Year
Friday, February 12, 2021 Chinese New Year in the United Kingdom (UK) marks the start of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the UK as a day of love and falls on February 14 every year.
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday in the United Kingdom.
Carnival / Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday is a Christian observance in the United Kingdom. It is the first day of Lent.
Purim
Friday, February 26, 2021 Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
St. David's Day
Monday, March 1, 2021 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.
Maha Shivaratri
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Isra and Mi'raj
Thursday, March 11, 2021 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 14, 2021 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.
St Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 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
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in the United Kingdom (London)
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday in the United Kingdom celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
First day of Passover
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Daylight Saving Time starts in the United Kingdom
Holi
Monday, March 29, 2021 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.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021 Many Christians in the United Kingdom celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is just before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in the United Kingdom.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 3, 2021 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom.
Last day of Passover
Sunday, April 4, 2021 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.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection. The Easter egg hunt is one of the most popular Easter traditions
Easter Monday
Monday, April 5, 2021 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is a bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but not in Scotland.
Yom HaShoah
Thursday, April 8, 2021 Yom Hashoah, held on the 27th day of the month of Nisan, remembers the Holocaust victims who died during World War II.
Ramadan Start
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Muslims in the United Kingdom welcome Ramadan as a period of fasting, self-evaluation, and spiritual growth.
Yom HaAtzmaut
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Celebrated on the fifth day of the Jewish month of Iyar, Yom Ha’Atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day.
Stephen Lawrence Day
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Stephen Lawrence Day is an annual observance in the UK commemorating the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence.
St. George's Day
Friday, April 23, 2021 St George's Day in England is a celebration of Saint George, a Christian martyr and soldier in the Roman army.
Shakespeare Day
Friday, April 23, 2021 National Shakespeare Day, also known as Shakespeare Day, is annually held on April 23.
Lag B'Omer
Friday, April 30, 2021 Jewish people observe Lag BaOmer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Orthodox Good Friday
Friday, April 30, 2021 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, May 1, 2021 Many Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, May 2, 2021 Many Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom commemorate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Day, also known as Pascha.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Monday, May 3, 2021 Many Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
Early May Bank Holiday
Monday, May 3, 2021 May Day, or the Early May Bank holiday, is on the first Monday of May each year.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Saturday, May 8, 2021 Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Power, is the holiest day of the Islamic calendar year.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Eid ul Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim celebration that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Shavuot
Monday, May 17, 2021 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 23, 2021 Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday
Monday, May 24, 2021 Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, May 30, 2021 Trinity Sunday, which is the first Sunday after Pentecost, is a Christian feast that is observed in many churches in the United Kingdom.
Spring Bank Holiday
Monday, May 31, 2021 The spring bank holiday in the United Kingdom is on the last Monday of May each year.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 3, 2021 Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Queen's Birthday
Saturday, June 12, 2021 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.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Father's Day in the United Kingdom honors fathers and celebrates fatherhood.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in the United Kingdom (London)
Windrush Day
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Windrush Day is an annual observance in the UK honoring the British Caribbean community.
Battle of the Boyne
Monday, July 12, 2021 Orangemen's Day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.
Tisha B'Av
Sunday, July 18, 2021 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
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Eid ul-Adha is an Islamic festival to remember Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to God.
Summer Bank Holiday
Monday, August 2, 2021 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.
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the Islamic New Year.
Assumption of Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021 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.
Ashura
Thursday, August 19, 2021 On Ashura, many Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn Ali.
Raksha Bandhan
Sunday, August 22, 2021 Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Janmashtami
Monday, August 30, 2021 Janmashtami is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Summer Bank Holiday
Monday, August 30, 2021 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
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Rosh Hashanah, also spelled Rosh Hashana, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.
Ganesh Chaturthi
Friday, September 10, 2021 Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Yom Kippur is arguably the holiest of the Jewish holidays. It is celebrated in October or November.
First day of Sukkot
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Sukkot is a Jewish holiday lasting 7 days. It begins on the 15th of Tishrei, which falls into September or October.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in the United Kingdom (London)
Hoshana Rabbah
Monday, September 27, 2021 Jewish people in the UK celebrate Hoshana Rabbah, also spelled Hoshana Raba, on the last day of the Sukkot festival.
Shemini Atzeret
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Shemini Atzeret, also spelled Shmini Atzeret, is a joyous Jewish holiday that immediately follows the Sukkot festival.
Simchat Torah
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Monday, October 4, 2021 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.
Navaratri
Thursday, October 7, 2021 Navaratri is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Dussehra
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Dussehra is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Milad un Nabi, also called Mawlid, marks the birthday of prophet Muhammad.
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Daylight Saving Time ends in the United Kingdom
Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Halloween is an observance celebrated at the end of October by holding parties, dressing up and going 'trick-or-treating'.
All Saints' Day
Monday, November 1, 2021 Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, each year.
All Souls' Day
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 All Souls’ Day is observed among some Christian communities in the United Kingdom on November 2 each year.
Diwali/Deepavali
Thursday, November 4, 2021 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Guy Fawkes Day
Friday, November 5, 2021 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 14, 2021 The United Kingdom observes Remembrance Day to remember those who sacrificed their lives during wars and conflicts, including World War I.
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 28, 2021 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).
First Day of Hanukkah
Monday, November 29, 2021 Jewish people around the world celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate an event traditionally termed the miracle of the cruse of oil.
St Andrew's Day
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St Andrew's Day is a bank holiday in Scotland.
Last day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 6, 2021 The eighth and last day of Hanukkah marks the end of a period in which Jews commemorate the miracle of the cruse of oil.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the conception of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, on December 8 each year.
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in the United Kingdom (London)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day. It is not a public holiday in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is a holiday that traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ's birth. It is on December 25 in the United Kingdom.
Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 Boxing Day is a holiday in the United Kingdom that falls on December 26 each year.
Substitute Bank Holiday for Christmas Day
Monday, December 27, 2021 December 27 is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom only in some years, depending on which day Christmas Day or Boxing Day occur.
Substitute Bank Holiday for Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 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
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay in Scotland, is the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.