2020 Dates to Remember

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2020 Dates to Remember taken from Dairy Diary


UK holidays †

New YearJan 1Jan 1
New Year (Scotland)Jan 1/2Jan 1/4*
St Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland)Mar 17Mar 17
Good FridayApr 10Apr 2
Easter Monday (except Scotland)Apr 13Apr 5
Early SpringMay 4May 3
SpringMay 25May 31
Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland)Jul 13*Jul 12
Summer (Scotland)Aug 3Aug 2
Summer (except Scotland)Aug 31Aug 30
Christmas DayDec 25Dec 27*
Boxing DayDec 28*Dec 28*


Notable dates

Burns’ NightJan 25
Chinese New Year – Year of the RatJan 25
Holocaust Memorial DayJan 27
Accession of Queen Elizabeth IIFeb 6
St Valentine’s DayFeb 14
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)Feb 25
St David’s Day (Wales)Mar 1
Commonwealth DayMar 9
St Patrick’s Day (Ireland)Mar 17
Mothering SundayMar 22
Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Apr 21
St George’s Day (England)Apr 23
World Red Cross/Red Crescent DayMay 8
Coronation DayJun 2
Queen’s Official Birthday (t.b.c.)Jun 13
Father’s DayJun 21
Armed Forces’ DayJun 27
St Swithin’s DayJul 15
International Day of PeaceSep 21
United Nations DayOct 24
HalloweenOct 31
Remembrance SundayNov 8
Armistice DayNov 11
Birthday of the Prince of WalesNov 14
St Andrew’s Day (Scotland)Nov 30


Religious dates

EpiphanyJan 6
Ash WednesdayFeb 26
Palm SundayApr 5
Good FridayApr 10
Easter DayApr 12
Ascension DayMay 21
Whit Sunday, PentecostMay 31
Trinity SundayJun 7
Corpus ChristiJun 11
Advent SundayNov 29
Christmas DayDec 25
Parinirvana DayFeb 15
Wesak (Buddha Day)May 7
Bodhi Day (Buddha’s enlightenment)Dec 8
Maha ShivaratriFeb 21
Holi Mar 9
Navaratri beginsOct 17
Diwali begins (also celebrated by Sikhs)Nov 14
Ramadan beginsApril 24
Eid Ul-FitrMay 24
Eid Ul-AdhaJul 31
Al-Hijra (New Year)Aug 20
Milad un Nabi (Prophet’s birthday)Oct 29
Purim beginsMar 10
Pesach (Passover) beginsApr 9
Shavuot (Pentecost) beginsMay 29
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)Sep 19
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)Sep 28
Succoth (Tabernacles) beginsOct 3
Chanukah beginsDec 11
Sikh These dates follow the Nanakshahi calendar
Birthday of Guru Gobind SinghJan 5
VaisakhiApr 14
Birthday of Guru NanakApr 14
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan DevJun 16
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh BahadurNov 24
Note: Many religious dates are based on the lunar calendar and, therefore, we cannot guarantee their accuracy.


†Bank Holiday dates can change
*Substitute Bank Holidays (when the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday)


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