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NOTABLE DATES (U.K.) - 2011
Religious and otherwise
New Year's Day 1st January
(3rd in lieu)
Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Nanakshahi calendar) 5th January Epiphany 6th January Burn's Night 25th January Chinese New Year (year of the rabbit) 3rd February
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II
6th February Parinirvana Day 8th February Milad Un Nabi (Shia) 15th February St. David's Day (Wales) 1st March Maha Shivratri 3rd March Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) 8th March Ash Wednesday 9th March Commonwealth Day 14th March St. Patricks Day 17th March Holi 19th March Purim 20th March Mothers Day (UK) 3rd April Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Nanakshahi calendar) 13th April Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th April Palm Sunday 17th April Pesach - 1st day 19th April Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April Good Friday 22nd April St. Georges Day 23rd April Easter Sunday 24th April Easter Monday 25th April Marriage of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton 29th April May Day (UK) 2nd May Mothers' Day (USA) 8th May Wesak (Buddha Day) 17th May Spring Bank Holiday 30th May Coronation Day 2nd June Ascension Day 2nd June Shavuot - 1st day 8th June Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June Queens Official Birthday 11th June (to be confirmed) Whit Sunday 12th June Fathers' Day (United Kingdom & USA) 19th June
Prince Williams Birthday
21st June Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland) 12th July Ramadan (begins) 1st August
August Bank Holiday
29th August Eid al-Fitr 30th August Fathers' Day (Australia and New Zealand) 4th September Navratri 1st day 28th September Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) 29th September Yom Kippur 8th October Succoth- 1st day 13th October Diwali 26th October Halloween 31st October Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November Eid al-Adha 6th November
Prince of Waless Birthday
14th November Al Hijra (New Year) 26th November Advent Sunday 27th November
St. Andrews Day (Scotland)
30th November Bodhi Day 8th December Chanukah - 1st day 21st December Christmas Eve 24th December Christmas Day 25th December
(Bank holiday 27th in lieu)
Boxing Day (St. Stephen's Day) 26th December New Year's Eve /Hogmanay 31st December
All dates are given in good faith but as many religious dates are based on the lunar calendar we cannot guarantee accuracy.
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