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United Kingdom of G.B. & N. Ireland : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

United Kingdom of G.B. & N. Ireland : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Internet domain: .uk - Telephone code: +44 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
Currency: Pound (GBP) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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English (350 million speakers in 47 countries), Gaelic (0.6 million speakers), Welsh (0.6 million speakers) ...
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Mothers' Day*Sunday March 11, 2018cards/flowers 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Passover**Friday March 30, 2018cards/flowers 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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London Marathon*Sunday April 22, 2018Sports events 
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Blackpool Marathon*Sunday April 22, 2018Sports events 
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local electionsThursday May 3, 2018Special Events 
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Brighton Fringe Festival*Friday May 4, 2018Culture 
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Early May Bank Holiday*Monday May 7, 2018Secular holiday 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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London International Wine & Spirits Fair*Monday May 21, 2018Tradeshows 
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Spring Bank HolidayMonday May 28, 2018Secular holiday 
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Trooping the Colour**Saturday June 9, 2018Culture 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Friday June 15, 2018cards/flowers 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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London AEGON Tennis Championships*Monday June 18, 2018Sports events 
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Wimbledon Tennis Cup*Monday July 2, 2018Sports events 
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Silverstone British Grand Prix*Sunday July 8, 2018Sports events 
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Farnborough International Air Show*Monday July 16, 2018Tradeshows 
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Notting Hill Carnival*Sunday August 26, 2018Culture 
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Summer Bank HolidayMonday August 27, 2018Secular holiday 
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Rosh Hashanah**Monday September 10, 2018cards/flowers 
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Southampton Boat Show*Friday September 14, 2018Tradeshows 
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Yom KippurTuesday September 18, 2018cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day -
Sunday March 11, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. Called "Mothering Sunday" in the UK


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Passover -
Friday March 30, 2018

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Queen's Anniversary -
Sunday April 21, 2019

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London Marathon -
Sunday April 22, 2018

Sports events : Https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com 2018 edition to be confirmed


Blackpool Marathon -
Sunday April 22, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.runningdiary.co.uk/ 2018 edition confirmed
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Local elections -
Thursday May 3, 2018

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Brighton Fringe Festival -
Friday May 4, 2018

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://www.brightonfringe.org/ 2018 edition confirmed


Early May Bank Holiday -
Monday May 7, 2018

Secular holiday : The Bank of England observed about 33 saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834 this was reduced to four May 1 (May Day), November 1 (All Saints' Day), Good Friday and Christmas Day. In 1871, the Bank Holidays Act 1871 was introduced. It stated that no person was compelled to make any payment or to do any act upon a bank holiday which he would not be compelled to do or make on Christmas Day or Good Friday. 100 years later the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 was passed, specifying the majority of the current bank holidays, although New Year's Day and May Day were not introduced throughout the whole of the UK until 1974 and 1978. [derbytelegraph]


Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

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London International Wine & Spirits Fair -
Monday May 21, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days www.londonwinefair.com 2018 edition confirmed


Spring Bank Holiday -
Monday May 28, 2018

Secular holiday :


Trooping the Colour -
Saturday June 9, 2018

Culture : A ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the British sovereign. date depends on wheather forecast Wikipedia


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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London AEGON Tennis Championships -
Monday June 18, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.atpworldtour.com 2018 edition confirmed


Wimbledon Tennis Cup -
Monday July 2, 2018

Sports events : Www.wimbledon.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Silverstone British Grand Prix -
Sunday July 8, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 3 days - http://www.silverstone.co.uk 2018 edition confirmed
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Farnborough International Air Show -
Monday July 16, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts a week - near London
www.farnborough.com/
2018 edition confirmed
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Notting Hill Carnival -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Culture : Http://www.lnhc.org.uk/


Summer Bank Holiday -
Monday August 27, 2018

Secular holiday :


Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018

cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday


Southampton Boat Show -
Friday September 14, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 10 days www.southamptonboatshow.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Yom Kippur -
Tuesday September 18, 2018

cards/flowers :