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United Kingdom (Scotland) : 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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Pound (GBP)
  • Internet domain: .uk - Telephone code: +44 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
    Measurements follow the imperial system
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday February 10, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023National Unicorn DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 17, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023Queen's AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday May 1, 2023Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday May 6, 2023Coronation DaySpecial Events
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    Monday May 8, 2023Coronation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 22, 2023Victoria Day (Edinburgh only)Secular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Edinburgh MarathonSports events
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    Monday May 29, 2023Spring Bank Holiday (Scotland)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday July 17, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday August 1, 2023LughnasadhEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday August 4, 2023Edinburgh International FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday August 4, 2023Edinbugh TattooEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday August 4, 2023Fringe FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday August 7, 2023Summer Bank Holiday (banks remain open)Secular holiday
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    Saturday August 12, 2023Scottish Galloway Country FairTradeshows
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    Wednesday August 16, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday August 18, 2023Edinburgh International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday August 28, 2023Summer Bank Holiday (banks only)Banks only
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 10, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    School holidays :

    Regional holiday

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen only

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    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.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    National Unicorn Day

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Culture : With Scotland being famed for its love for and long history of myths and legends, it is no surprise that a fabled creature such as the unicorn is Scotland’s national animal. Unicorns have been linked to Scotland for centuries. While the animal is mythological, the ideals it represents are what make it a perfect fit as the national animal for Scotland, and because like this proud beast – Scots would fight to remain unconquered. The unicorn was first used on the Scottish royal coat of arms by William I in the 12th century. In the 15th century, when King James III was in power, gold coins even appeared with the unicorn on them. When Scotland and England unified under the reign of James VI of Scotland in 1603, the Scottish Royal Arms had two unicorns supporting a shield. When James VI became James I of England and Ireland, he replaced the unicorn on the left of the shield with the national animal of England, the lion, to show that the countries were indeed united. [Wikipedia]

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Regional holiday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday In Edinburg only

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

    Queen's Anniversary

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    Friday April 21, 2023
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    Early May Bank Holiday

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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.

    Coronation Day

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    Saturday May 6, 2023
    Special Events :

    Coronation Day

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : King Charles III

    Victoria Day (Edinburgh only)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : Held in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday on May 24

    Edinburgh Marathon

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Sports events : Www.edinburghmarathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Spring Bank Holiday (Scotland)

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

    Regional holiday

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    Monday July 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : Glasgow Fair in Glasgow only

    Lughnasadh

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    Tuesday August 1, 2023
    Culture : Lughnasadh or Lughnasa is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. In Modern Irish it is called Lúnasa, in Scottish Gaelic: Lùnastal, and in Manx: Luanistyn

    Edinburgh International Festival

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    Friday August 4, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 3 weeks www.eif.co.uk 2023 edition confirmed

    Edinbugh Tattoo

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    Friday August 4, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 3 weeks www.edintattoo.co.uk 2023 edition CONFIRMED

    Fringe Festival

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    Friday August 4, 2023
    Culture : Www.edfringe.com In Edinburgh 2023 edition CONFIRMED

    Summer Bank Holiday (banks remain open)

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    Monday August 7, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Scottish Galloway Country Fair

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    Saturday August 12, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 2 days www.gallowaycountryfair.co.uk/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday August 16, 2023
    School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

    Edinburgh International Film Festival

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    Friday August 18, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 2 weeks www.edfilmfest.org.uk 2023 edition confirmed

    Summer Bank Holiday (banks only)

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    Monday August 28, 2023
    Banks only :