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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

  • 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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    Saturday june 8, 2024Trooping the ColourEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024London Cinch Tennis ChampionshipsSports events
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    Monday july 1, 2024Wimbledon Tennis CupSports events
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    Thursday july 4, 2024General electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday july 7, 2024Silverstone British Grand PrixSports events
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    Monday july 22, 2024Farnborough International Air ShowTradeshows
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    Friday july 26, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Sunday august 25, 2024Notting Hill CarnivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday august 26, 2024Summer Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 2, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Friday september 13, 2024Southampton Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Yom Kippurcards/flowers
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    Friday october 18, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday october 28, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Halloweencards/flowers
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/Dipabalicards/flowers
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    Tuesday november 5, 2024Guy Fawkes NightEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday november 10, 2024Poppy DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday november 11, 20242 minutes of silenceSpecial Events
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    Friday november 29, 2024Black FridaySpecial Events
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    Friday december 6, 2024Hanukkahcards/flowers
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas 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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    Trooping the Colour

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    Saturday june 8, 2024
    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 16, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    London Cinch Tennis Championships

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Sports events : Http://www.atpworldtour.com 2024 edition confirmed

    Wimbledon Tennis Cup

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Sports events : Www.wimbledon.com 2025 dition confirmed

    General election

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    Thursday july 4, 2024
    Special Events :

    Silverstone British Grand Prix

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Sports events : Www.silverstone.co.uk lasts 3 days - 2024 edition confirmed

    Farnborough International Air Show

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    Monday july 22, 2024
    Tradeshows : Www.farnborough.com lasts a week - near London 2024 edition confirmed

    End of school year

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    Friday july 26, 2024
    School holidays :

    Notting Hill Carnival

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    Sunday august 25, 2024
    Culture : Http://www.lnhc.org.uk/

    Summer Bank Holiday

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday september 2, 2024
    School holidays : In England and Wales, term and holiday dates may differ by local authority, but the majority are following this pattern

    Southampton Boat Show

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    Friday september 13, 2024
    Tradeshows : Https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/ lasts 5 days - 2024 edition confirmed

    Rosh Hashanah

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Jewish New Year

    Yom Kippur

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    Sunday october 13, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday october 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    Halloween

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    cards/flowers : Halloween originated from a Celtic festival called Samhain, which was celebrated 2,000 years ago and revolved around lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to ward off spirits and fairies— yes, Halloween began because people truly believed that it was a time when dead spirits would rise again, and walk among them. Back then, costumes acted as protection, not just an excuse to show off your Pinterest skills. Not much is known about the ancient holiday since there are no written records, though per Encyclopedia Britannica, it was a time fraught with danger, charged with fear, and full of supernatural episodes.

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days.

    Guy Fawkes Night

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    Tuesday november 5, 2024
    Culture : Also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.

    Poppy Day

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    Sunday november 10, 2024
    Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC

    2 minutes of silence

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    Special Events : Commemorates the day that World War One ended in 1918, when the armistice was signed in Compiègne, Northern France, at 5am. Six hours later, the fighting stopped, and to commemorate this there is a two minute silence at 11:00 am

    Black Friday

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    Friday november 29, 2024
    Special Events : Day of sales and bargains

    Hanukkah

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC)

    Christmas 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