Important Dates to Remember


Important Dates to Remember: UK Holidays, Bank Holidays, Notable & Religious Dates

Keep track of important dates to remember with our comprehensive list of UK holidays, bank holidays, notable dates, and religious dates. Get organized with Dairy Diary.

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


UK Bank Holidays & Holidays †

New YearJan 2Jan 1Jan 1
New Year (Scotland)Jan 2,3Jan 1,2Jan 1,2
St Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland)Mar 17Mar 18Mar 17
Good FridayApr 7Mar 29Apr 18
Easter Monday (except Scotland)Apr 10Apr 1Apr 21
Early SpringMay 1May 6May 5
Coronation Bank HolidayMay 8
SpringMay 29May 27May 26
Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland)Jul 12Jul 12Jul 12 / 14*
Summer (Scotland)Aug 7Aug 5Aug 4
Summer (except Scotland)Aug 28Aug 26Aug 25
Christmas DayDec 25Dec 25Dec 25
Boxing DayDec 26Dec 26Dec 26


Notable Dates

Chinese New YearJan 22Feb 10Jan 29
Burns’ NightJan 25Jan 25Jan 25
Holocaust Memorial DayJan 27Jan 27Jan 27
Accession of Queen Elizabeth IIFeb 6Feb 6Feb 6
St Valentine’s DayFeb 14Feb 14Feb 14
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)Feb 21Feb 13Mar 4
St David’s Day (Wales)Mar 1Mar 1Mar 1
Commonwealth DayMar 13Mar 11Mar 10
St Patrick’s Day (Ireland)Mar 17Mar 17Mar 17
Mothering SundayMar 19Mar 10Mar 30
St George’s Day (England)Apr 23Apr 23Apr 23
Coronation DayMay 6May 6May 6
Coronation Bank HolidayMay 8
World Red Cross/Red Crescent DayMay 8May 8May 8
Father’s DayJun 18Jun 16Jun 15
Armed Forces’ DayJun 24Jun 29Jun 28
St Swithin’s DayJul 15Jul 15Jul 15
International Day of PeaceSep 21Sep 21Sep 21
United Nations DayOct 24Oct 24Oct 24
HalloweenOct 31Oct 31Oct 31
Remembrance SundayNov 12Nov 10Nov 9
Armistice DayNov 11Nov 11Nov 11
Birthday of King Charles IIINov 14Nov 14Nov 14
St Andrew’s Day (Scotland)Nov 30Nov 30Nov 30


Religious Dates

EpiphanyJan 6Jan 6Jan 6
Ash WednesdayFeb 22Feb 14Mar 5
Palm SundayApr 2Mar 24Apr 13
Good FridayApr 7Mar 29Apr 18
Easter DayApr 9Mar 31Apr 20
Ascension DayMay 18May 9May 29
Whit Sunday, PentecostMay 28May 19Jun 8
Trinity SundayJun 4May 26Jun 15
Corpus ChristiJun 8May 30Jun 19
Advent SundayDec 3Dec 1Nov 30
Christmas DayDec 25Dec 25Dec 25
Parinirvana DayFeb 15
Wesak (Buddha Day)May 5
Bodhi Day (Buddha’s enlightenment)Dec 8
Maha ShivaratriFeb 18
HoliMar 7
Navaratri beginsOct 15
Diwali begins (also celebrated by Sikhs)Nov 12
Ramadan beginsMar 23
Eid Ul-FitrApr 21
Eid Ul-AdhaJun 28
Al-Hijra (New Year)Jul 19
Milad un Nabi (Prophet’s birthday)Sep 26
Purim beginsMar 6
Pesach (Passover) beginsApr 6
Shavuot (Pentecost) beginsMay 26
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)Sep 16
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)Sep 25
Succoth (Tabernacles) beginsSep 30
Chanukah beginsDec 7
Sikh These dates follow the Nanakshahi calendar
Birthday of Guru Gobind SinghJan 5
VaisakhiApr 14
Birthday of Guru NanakJun16
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan DevNov 24
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh BahadurNov 27

Note: Many religious dates are based on the lunar calendar and, therefore, we cannot guarantee their accuracy.


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