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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 next 3 months

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday December 13, 2022Train strikeSecular holiday
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    Wednesday December 14, 2022Train strikeSecular holiday
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    Friday December 16, 2022Train strikeSecular holiday
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    Saturday December 17, 2022Train strikeSecular holiday
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Shrove TuesdayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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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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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Friday April 21, 2023Queen's AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday April 23, 2023London MarathonSports events
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    Monday May 1, 2023Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Local electionsSpecial Events
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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 15, 2023London International Wine & Spirits FairTradeshows
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    Monday May 29, 2023Spring Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday June 10, 2023Trooping the ColourEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday June 19, 2023London AEGON Tennis ChampionshipsSports events
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    Monday June 26, 2023Wimbledon Tennis CupSports events
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    Train strike

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    Tuesday December 13, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    Train strike

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    Wednesday December 14, 2022
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    Train strike

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    Friday December 16, 2022
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    Train strike

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    Saturday December 17, 2022
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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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    Monday December 26, 2022
    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

    Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Due to historical reasons, Christmas this year is celebrated AFTER Boxing day

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Find all local calendars here: https://www.gov.uk/school-term-holiday-dates

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
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    Chinese New Year

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Shrove Tuesday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Culture : Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of shrovetide , somewhat analogous to the Carnival tradition that developed separately in countries of Latin Europe. [Wikipedia]

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Culture : The first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. [Wikipedia]

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    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

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

    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.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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.

    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    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

    Queen's Anniversary

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    Friday April 21, 2023
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    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]

    London Marathon

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Sports events : Https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com 2023 edition confirmed

    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.

    Local elections

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
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    Coronation Day

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    Saturday May 6, 2023
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    Coronation Day

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : King Charles III

    London International Wine & Spirits Fair

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    Monday May 15, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.londonwinefair.com lasts 3 days 2023 edition confirmed

    Spring Bank Holiday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
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    Trooping the Colour

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    Saturday June 10, 2023
    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]

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    London AEGON Tennis Championships

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    Monday June 19, 2023
    Sports events : Http://www.atpworldtour.com 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Wimbledon Tennis Cup

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    Monday June 26, 2023
    Sports events : Www.wimbledon.com 2023 edition confirmed