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Notable dates of special days, religious holidays, celebrations and Bank holidays in 2016 in the UK.


Calendar dates, religious and otherwise
for 2016 including Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and Sikh
important dates.

For UK Public/Bank Holidays –
, 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 Monkey8th 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
8th March
Commonwealth Day 14th March
St. Patrick’s Day
17th March
Palm Sunday 20th March
Holi 23rd March

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. George’s Day
23rd April
Ascension Day 5th May
World Red
Cross/Red Crescent Day
8th May
Whit Sunday 15th May
Wesak (Buddha
20th May
Trinity Sunday 22nd May
Corpus Christi 26th May
Spring Bank Holiday 30th May
Coronation Day  2nd June
7th June
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June
Queen’s Official Birthday
(to be confirmed)
11th June
Shavuot – 1st day 12th June
Martydom of
Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
16th June
Father’s Day
19th June
Prince William’s Birthday 21st June
Armed Forces Day 25th June
Eid Ul-Fitr 5th July
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
Day of Peace
21st September
Navratri 1st day 1st October
Hijra (New Year)
2nd October
Rosh Hashanah
(Jewish New Year)
3rd October
Yom Kippur 12th October
Succoth- 1st day 17th October
United Nations
24th October
Diwali 30th October
Halloween 31st October
Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November
Armistice Day 11th November
Remembrance Sunday 13th November

Prince of Wales’s Birthday

14th November
Martydom of
Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
24th November
Advent Sunday 27th November

St. Andrew’s 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.