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United Kingdom of G.B. & N. Ireland (Wales) : 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 july 19, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday december 20, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 6, 2025Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Boxing Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers. Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday january 6, 2025
    School holidays : Http://gov.wales
    https://www.cardiff.gov.uk
    in Cardiff - may vary from Wales Council to Council
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 509 (among the 15 best WW)
    Average class size: less than 20
    School day duration: 6:30 hours
    Number of teaching days: 200
    Schooling is mandatory till age 18
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required
    Cardiff University ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #137/Shanghai #101

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2025; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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