United Kingdom has a total of 92 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year's Day marks the start of a new year in the Gregorian calendar, the official calendar used in the United Kingdom.
New Year's Day observed
Monday, January 2, 2023 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)
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 January 2 is an annual bank holiday and the last day of the Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Scotland.
Twelfth Night
Thursday, January 5, 2023 Twelfth Night is a observance and Christian holiday in the United Kingdom
Epiphany
Friday, January 6, 2023 Epiphany marks the visit of the Magi to Jesus and celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Saturday, January 7, 2023 Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom celebrate the Nativity of Christ (Jesus' birth) on the Orthodox Christmas Day.
Orthodox New Year
Saturday, January 14, 2023 Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom mark the start of a new calendar year on either January 1 or 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Lunar New Year
Sunday, January 22, 2023 Lunar New Year in the United Kingdom (UK) marks the start of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Burns Night
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 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)
Monday, February 6, 2023 Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years.
Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the UK as a day of love and falls on February 14 every year.
Maha Shivaratri
Saturday, February 18, 2023 Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Isra and Mi'raj
Saturday, February 18, 2023 Isra and Mi'raj marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven, and returned.
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday in the United Kingdom.
Carnival / Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Ash Wednesday is a Christian observance in the United Kingdom. It is the first day of Lent.
St. David's Day
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 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.
Purim
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 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
Friday, March 17, 2023 St Patrick's Day remembers the life and deeds of St Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints. It also celebrates Irish culture.
Mother's Day
Sunday, March 19, 2023 Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, is traditionally a day to visit your mother church. It is now an occasion to bring gifts to your own mother.
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in the United Kingdom (London)
Ramadan Start
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Muslims in the United Kingdom welcome Ramadan as a period of fasting, self-evaluation, and spiritual growth.
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 26, 2023 Daylight Saving Time starts in the United Kingdom
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 2, 2023 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 6, 2023 Many Christians in the United Kingdom celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
First day of Passover
Thursday, April 6, 2023 Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is just before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in the United Kingdom.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 8, 2023 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection. The Easter egg hunt is one of the most popular Easter traditions
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 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 13, 2023 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 14, 2023 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 15, 2023 Many Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, April 16, 2023 Many Orthodox Christians in the United Kingdom commemorate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Day, also known as Pascha.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Monday, April 17, 2023 Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Power, is the holiest day of the Islamic calendar year.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Monday, April 17, 2023 Many Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
Yom HaShoah
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Yom Hashoah, held on the 27th day of the month of Nisan, remembers the Holocaust victims who died during World War II.
Eid ul Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 2023 Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim celebration that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Stephen Lawrence Day
Saturday, April 22, 2023 Stephen Lawrence Day is an annual observance in the UK commemorating the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence.
St. George's Day
Sunday, April 23, 2023 St George's Day in England is a celebration of Saint George, a Christian martyr and soldier in the Roman army.
Shakespeare Day
Sunday, April 23, 2023 National Shakespeare Day, also known as Shakespeare Day, is annually held on April 23.
Yom HaAtzmaut
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Celebrated on the fifth day of the Jewish month of Iyar, Yom Ha’Atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day.
Early May Bank Holiday
Monday, May 1, 2023 May Day, or the Early May Bank holiday, is on the first Monday of May each year.
The Coronation of King Charles III
Saturday, May 6, 2023 The Coronation of King Charles III is a observance in the United Kingdom
Bank Holiday for the Coronation of King Charles III
Monday, May 8, 2023 Bank Holiday for the Coronation of King Charles III is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom
Lag B'Omer
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Jewish people observe Lag BaOmer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 18, 2023 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Shavuot
Friday, May 26, 2023 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 28, 2023 Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday
Monday, May 29, 2023 Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Spring Bank Holiday
Monday, May 29, 2023 The spring bank holiday in the United Kingdom is on the last Monday of May each year.
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, June 4, 2023 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 8, 2023 Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
King's Birthday
Saturday, June 17, 2023 The King’s birthday is an annual public holiday in Australia celebrating the official birthday of King Charles III.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 18, 2023 Father's Day in the United Kingdom honors fathers and celebrates fatherhood.
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in the United Kingdom (London)
Windrush Day
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Windrush Day is an annual observance in the UK honoring the British Caribbean community.
Eid al-Adha
Thursday, June 29, 2023 Eid ul-Adha is an Islamic festival to remember Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to God.
Battle of the Boyne
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Orangemen's Day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the Islamic New Year.
Tisha B'Av
Thursday, July 27, 2023 Tisha B’Av is a Jewish day of mourning, which falls on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Ashura
Friday, July 28, 2023 On Ashura, many Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn Ali.
Summer Bank Holiday
Monday, August 7, 2023 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.
Assumption of Mary
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 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.
Summer Bank Holiday
Monday, August 28, 2023 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 (Smarta)
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Janmashtami (Smarta) is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Janmashtami
Thursday, September 7, 2023 Janmashtami is a Hindu holiday in the United Kingdom
Rosh Hashana
Saturday, September 16, 2023 Rosh Hashanah, also spelled Rosh Hashana, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in the United Kingdom (London)
Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25, 2023 Yom Kippur is arguably the holiest of the Jewish holidays. It is celebrated in October or November.
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Milad un Nabi, also called Mawlid, marks the birthday of prophet Muhammad.
First day of Sukkot
Saturday, September 30, 2023 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
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 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 6, 2023 Jewish people in the UK celebrate Hoshana Rabbah, also spelled Hoshana Raba, on the last day of the Sukkot festival.
Shemini Atzeret
Saturday, October 7, 2023 Shemini Atzeret, also spelled Shmini Atzeret, is a joyous Jewish holiday that immediately follows the Sukkot festival.
Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 8, 2023 Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 29, 2023 Daylight Saving Time ends in the United Kingdom
Halloween
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 Halloween is an observance celebrated at the end of October by holding parties, dressing up and going 'trick-or-treating'.
All Saints' Day
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, each year.
All Souls' Day
Thursday, November 2, 2023 All Souls’ Day is observed among some Christian communities in the United Kingdom on November 2 each year.
Guy Fawkes Day
Sunday, November 5, 2023 Guy Fawkes' Night, or Bonfire Night, commemorates the prevention of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605.
Diwali/Deepavali
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, November 12, 2023 The United Kingdom observes Remembrance Day to remember those who sacrificed their lives during wars and conflicts, including World War I.
St Andrew's Day
Thursday, November 30, 2023 St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St Andrew's Day is a bank holiday in Scotland.
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 3, 2023 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).
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Friday, December 8, 2023 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 8, 2023 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 15, 2023 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
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in the United Kingdom (London)
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2023 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day. It is not a public holiday in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is a holiday that traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ's birth. It is on December 25 in the United Kingdom.
Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Boxing Day is a holiday in the United Kingdom that falls on December 26 each year.
New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2023 New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay in Scotland, is the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.