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NOTABLE DATES (U.K.) - 2016
Calendar dates, religious and otherwise for 2016 including Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and Sikh important dates.
For UK Public/Bank Holidays - 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Dates given in good faith but we cannot guarantee accuracy
New Year's Day 1st January Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Nanakshahi calendar) 5th January Epiphany 6th January Burn's Night 25th January Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II
6th February Parinirvana Day 8th February Chinese New Year - Year of the Monkey 8th February Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) 9th February Ash Wednesday 10th February St. Valentine's Day 14th February St. David's Day (Wales) 1st March Mothers Day (UK) / Mothering Sunday 6th March Maha Shivaratri 8th March Commonwealth Day 14th March St. Patricks Day (Ireland) 17th March Palm Sunday 20th March Holi 23rd March Purim begins 24th March Good Friday 25th March Easter Sunday 27th March Easter Monday 28th March Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Nanakshahi calendar) 13th April Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th April Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April Pesach - 1st day 23rd April St. Georges Day (England) 23rd April Ascension Day 5th May World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day 8th May Whit Sunday 15th May Wesak (Buddha Day) 20th May Trinity Sunday 22nd May Corpus Christi 26th May Spring Bank Holiday 30th May Coronation Day 2nd June Ramadan (begins) 7th June Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June Queens Official Birthday (to be confirmed) 11th June Shavuot - 1st day 12th June Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar) 16th June Father's Day (UK) 19th June Prince Williams Birthday 21st June Armed Forces Day 25th June Eid Ul-Fitr 5th July Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland) 12th July St. Swithin's Day 15th July August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 1st August
August Bank Holiday (England, Wales, N. Ireland)
29th August Eid Ul-Adha 11th September International Day of Peace 21st September Navratri 1st day 1st October Al Hijra (New Year) 2nd October Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) 3rd October Yom Kippur 12th October Succoth- 1st day 17th October United Nations Day 24th October Diwali 30th October Halloween 31st October Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November Armistice Day 11th November Remembrance Sunday 13th November
Prince of Waless Birthday
14th November Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar) 24th November Advent Sunday 27th November
St. Andrews Day (Scotland)
30th November Bodhi Day 8th December Milad Un Nabi (Prophet's birthday) 12th December Christmas Eve 24th December
Chanukah - 1st day
25th December Christmas Day 25th December 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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